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Tools for Teens
We want to help teens have the best future possible. Research shows that teens who are involved in risky behaviors such as drinking, drugs, and early sexual activity are less likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and are more at risk for struggling with mental and emotional stability and contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections. Teens who become involved in risky behaviors are also more likely to become teen parents, single parents, suffer from economic instability, and have partner who are emotionally and economically reliable and supportive. Teen parents are also more likely to live below the poverty line, experience mental health challenges, have decreased earning power to support their family, have increased risk of domestic abuse, and higher rates of illness.
Children born to teen parents suffer from less supportive and stimulating environment, have lower cognitive development, decreased educational outcomes, higher rates of behavior problems, higher rates of incarceration, and higher rates of adolescent childbearing themselves. Teen child bearing costs US tax payers more than $9 billion each to pay for public assistance, health care for children, child welfare, and criminal justice system.
Teens who engage in risky behaviors, including drinking, drug use and abuse, and early sexual activity face difficulties known to have lasting effects on themselves and their children. The foundation of the future is built on the backs of today’s youth. Partner with us to empower our youth to have the best chance for a limitless future.
This program is intended for Jr. High and High School aged teens. Learn how to focus on healthy relationships by topics such as self-respect, emotions, avoiding alcohol, avoiding drugs, delaying sexual activity, preventing STI’s, boundaries and self-discipline, and resisting pressure.
To schedule this class contact our Teen Health Educators.
This research-based program is aimed at teens to help them make wise relationship choices to enable them to achieve their goals for their education, employment, relationship, and family goals. Key topics include knowing yourself, morning healthy relationships, handling unhealthy relationships, effective communication and conflict management, and the success sequence – how the order of school commitment and babies impact your future.
This evidence-based program focuses on helping teens be aware of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships. A key feature of this program equipping teens with the skills to develop healthy dating relationships including positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution.
This evidence-based program is for all teens and young adults and is not taught in public education settings. This program takes a comprehensive approach to teaching sexual education intended for at-risk groups. Topics discussed include healthy relationships, how to stay safe from HIV/STD’s if you are already sexually active, negotiating with a partner who is disinterested in safer sex, understanding how STD’s are spread, and healthy decision making.
This program helps teens in the community develop skills to enact positive change to the world around them, provides positive peer modeling, peer norms and social reinforcement for maintaining healthy sexual behaviors to teen pregnancy and the spread of STI’s. Key objectives for this program include increasing teen abstinence from sexual activity and increasing condom use for teens who are already sexually active. This program is unique because it includes two parts: a curriculum session and a teen led session.
Anti-bully presentations address awareness about what behaviors constitute bully and cyberbullying, peer abuse, inadvertent peer support for bullying behaviors, lack of understanding, and myths about bullying.
SafeTalk is an evidence based program that teaches members of the community to recognize people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide resources. Participants of this program learn how to provide help to those with thoughts of suicide, we aware of opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed, or avoided. This program is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: volunteers, parents, youth 15 and up, law enforcement, or teachers.
QPR is an evidence based program that teaches three simples steps to help save a life from suicide by focusing on recognizing warning signs and how to questions, persuade, and refer someone to help. Much like CPR is well known for rescuing a person in a cardiovascular emergency, QPR is designed as an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons.