2020 - 2022
This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, explores teens’ communication with their fathers about sex and relationships in order to support the development of an effective intervention.
Ongoing since 1979
NIOST supports the healthy development of children, families, and communities, and advances the OST field through our research, training, advocacy, and tools.
2019 - 2021
This study is the first in-depth, longitudinal examination of teen-parent sexuality communication over three periods of adolescent developmental.
2017 - 2019
Family communication about sex can reduce risky sexual behaviors, but most studies focus only on the teen-parent dyad.
2016 - 2018
This study addressed the potential of maternal and paternal parenting processes to reduce high risk of early sex and teen pregnancy for offspring of teen parents.
2013 - 2019
This project was a supplement to the Sexual Violence Case Attrition Project with a specific focus to examine in greater detail the impact of sexual assault forensic testing (rape kits) on key decision points and outcomes.