Bethany for Children & Families offers a wide array of educational services to the youth, parents, and community, in effort to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy, STDs, and other risky behaviors. These services are designed to help youth develop positive self-esteem, strengthen communication skills, and cultivate responsible decision-making skills. Programs are offered in schools, faith-based, and community organizations with programs varying from a one-time presentation to several sessions or a year-long program.
This program entails evidence-based, medically accurate, and age-appropriate sex education. It provides information related to abstinence, contraception, communication, decision-making and refusal/negotiation skills in an effort to reduce the likelihood of unprotected sex, as well as the consequences of sex. Sessions, 45 minutes to two hours in length, are offered to youth and adults ages 10 and up. Role play activities lead to lively discussions related to the consequences of early sexual activity.
Draw the Line
Is an evidence-based curriculum, provided to 6th and 7th graders. It utilizes interactive instruction, lively discussion, and life experiences to help students deal effectively with peer pressure that can frequently lead to early sexual activity and other risky behaviors.
A health education curriculum, is designed to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs and sexual violence. This program which is offered to high school students, supports diverse community values and health discussions. It is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, which emphasizes positive attitudes, beliefs and norms to build skills in order to reduce rates of pregnancy, STDs and violence.
Know What to Say
This is designed to provide parents/grandparents of pre-teens and teens with information on how to communicate effectively about sex with their children and/or grandchildren. Tips are available on how to communicate effectively, as well as what to say and how to say it. An opportunity will be provided to ask questions of the facilitators and/or visit the Know What to Say website for additional information, which is located on Bethany’s webpage.
A comprehensive relationship education curriculum developed by the Dibble Institute, teaches students how to build healthy romantic relationships, prevent dating violence, and improve impulse control. Love Notes consists of five to 13 lessons (dependent on funding) and includes skills related to decision making, communication, and sexual safety and is offered to high school students.
Making Proud Choices
An evidence-based pregnancy prevention curriculum offered to 8th grade students. This program provides the necessary tools to make responsible decisions about early sexual activity and other risky behaviors and impacts student by helping them make proud and safe choices.
Is an evidence-based male curriculum, is offered to males in grades 7-12. It is designed to teach young males how to become responsible men by raising self-esteem, promoting self-sufficiency, and establishing positive and healthy relationships in an effort to reduce the likelihood of unprotected sex. A total of eight to 13 lessons are offered (dependent on funding.)
3 R's (Rights, Respect, Responsibility)
An honest, inclusive sex education program for all students. This curriculum addresses functional knowledge and specific skills necessary to adopt healthy behaviors by offering between eight and 16 sessions (dependent on funding). Offered to high school students, the program is offered to high school students.