2014 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Grantee Conference in Washington, DC. (Logo)

2014 HHS TPP Grantee Conference (Washington, DC)

June 4th – June 6th, 2014 Healthy Futures attended the 2014 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Grantee Conference in Washington, DC. This conference gave Healthy Futures the opportunity to network with federal staff and other grantees from across the country. This conference brought …

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Resources for Parents

Healthy Futures strives to empower parents to be the primary educators concerning relationship education, sexuality, and high-risk behaviors. Our classroom programs are designed to reinforce and reflect messages that parents want their teens to hear. While it is may be difficult to initiate conversations with your teens regarding bullying, mental health, …

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Relationship Education

Nu-CULTURE (pronounced “new culture”) is the Healthy Futures classroom-based relationship education program for grades 6-8. Dedicated to Cultivating Urban Leaders Through Unique Relationship Education, this program provides youth with the tools and resources needed to make and maintain healthy choices and be positive role models in their communities. Nu-CULTURE is a 24 session program developed by Healthy …

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Bullying Prevention

Healthy Futures offers bullying prevention education at a classroom level or as an assembly. Healthy Futures bullying lessons are designed to: Increase students’ knowledge of different types of bullying (e.g., physical, verbal, or cyberbullying). Increase students’ knowledge of the risks and dangers associated with being a bully, being a victim …

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Dating Violence Prevention

Choose Respect, the Healthy Futures dating violence prevention program, uses content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Choose Respect initiative. Choose Respect is designed to help students form healthy relationships and prevent dating abuse before it starts. Healthy Futures implements Choose Respect over two class sessions. Session 1 Introduction to …

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Resources for Youth

Healthy Futures provides a number of web-based resources for youth. The purpose of these sites is to provide a point of contact for students where they can access medically accurate information and support. The websites include limit setting skills; facts on puberty, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections; information about healthy relationships; and …

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Mental Health Promotion

Teen Stress: Time to ACT is the Healthy Futures mental health promotion program based on medically accurate material on teen stress, depression, and suicide prevention. These mental health promotion sessions use video content and the peer-to-peer help-seeking model from the award winning, nationally recognized Screening for Mental Health® program designed for middle school …

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After School & Summer Programs

Rhymin’ it Write (RIW) is the Healthy Futures after-school program for middle school students. Using poetry, writing, and other forms of artistic expression, students discuss steps to good decision making, how to set limits and boundaries, and healthy relationships. RIW is a 10-week after-school program culminating in a final presentation that demonstrates what the …

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Assemblies

Healthy Futures develops fun, engaging, and informative assemblies in partnership with school administrators and/or teachers to meet the unique needs of schools and students. Healthy Futures has experience presenting all-school or grade-specific assemblies on a variety of topics including bullying, conflict resolution, and the bystander effect. Contact Healthy Futures to discuss the needs of …

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Parent Programs

True Connections is the Healthy Futures parent education program.True Connections uses the evidence-based Active Parenting program. True Connections sessions are held at schools or in the community with the goal of increasing parents’ capacity to parent using active listening, honest communication, and problem solving. It teaches parents to use natural and logical …