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.
2020 - 2020
This study compares parents’ communication with their teens about sex and dating, and their monitoring of their teens’ behavior, before and during COVID-19.
2017 - 2019
Family communication about sex can reduce risky sexual behaviors, but most studies focus only on the teen-parent dyad.
2017 - 2018
This project focused on how young adolescents use social media and the related health effects.