Life Choices is a primary prevention sexual risk avoidance education and teen pregnancy prevention program that reaches 6th to 12th grade students. Two Life Choices programs, “Healthy Boundaries” and “Decision, Choices & Options” inspire teens toward healthy choices.

Health Boundaries (Middle School)

The Healthy Boundaries program is designed to equip middle school students to establish healthy boundaries now and in the future.

Healthy Boundaries is a curriculum program that focuses on the concept of personal boundaries and identity development by providing sexual risk avoidance-based, medically accurate information to middle school students in 6th-8th grades.

This program equips and educates middle school students with the skills necessary to establish healthy boundaries in relationships, develop self-esteem, instructs in the proper use of social media/dangers of social media, and expose the risks associated with, as well as, the difficult realities of the options regarding an unplanned pregnancy including teen parenting and choosing infant adoption. Refusal skills and positive peer relationship building are covered in this program. Group activities to engage positive peer interaction are used; a video clip of the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” demonstrates the power of self-esteem on their decision making.

 

Decision Choices & Options (High School)

Decisions, Choices & Options (DCO) is an educational presentation for high school students providing factual information about each of the options a young woman and young man faces in an unplanned pregnancy.

 

Our Program:

  • Presents current data on the impact of teen pregnancy.
  • Educates youth on the benefit of abstinence from sex.
  • Increases awareness and understanding of each of the options facing a pregnant teen.
  • Dispels myths concerning teen pregnancy.
  • Provides the tools necessary for students to make healthy decisions.
  • Develops the desire among teens to provide support for peers in crisis pregnancy situations.
  • Increases sensitivity toward those who have placed a child for adoption, peers who were adopted, or others involved in adoption.

It’s a program for teens and the adults who care about them. Whether it happens to them or someone they know, almost every teen is touched by this issue. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, three in 10 girls in the US become pregnant by age 20.

 

The Exposed (College)

Exposed is our college program, where we address the college “hook-up” culture. This program aims to expose the lies media has taught young adults about sex and how to combat the cultural pressure of engaging in it. The program also looks at the potential consequences faced by sexually active adults and the choices surrounding an unplanned pregnancy. This program can be presented in settings such as: club meetings, fraternities/sororities, chapel meetings, or college-aged groups.

 

Testimonials from students who have experienced these programs

 

What did you like about the program?

“I liked everything about the program because it describes everything that all females should know about pregnancy.”

“I liked how the program didn’t shy away from the hard subjects.  I learned a lot of information that, before this program, I would not have access to.”

“I liked that you guys keep it real with us about why to wait to have sex.”

“I liked how they spoke about the facts of teen pregnancy because I come from teen parents and can agree.”

 

What did you learn?

“I learned the importance of practicing sexual abstinence and the benefits that come with it.”

“I learned that abortion is much more complicated than most people think.”

“I learned about sexual exposure that one person can be having sex with everyone the partner has had sex with.”

“I learned that way more people get STDs than I thought.”

“I learned that STDs don’t always show symptoms.”

“It was very informative and opened my eyes.”

 

To learn more about our Teen and College Educational Services, call (786) 732-7911.

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