Promoting Heath Among Teens (PHAT!)
A federally funded project focusing on teen pregnancy prevention. It supports teens ages 11-15 to delay the onset of sexual activity or cease it if already started. Using an evidence-based curriculum proven to work in reducing teen pregnancy, PHAT! brings an engaging, dynamic format implemented by trained community leaders. The project serves an average of 800 teens per year in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Click the picture for more information about Promoting Health Among Teens! (PHAT!)
The program has a parent support component for parents of teens in the program as well as the community at-large. This 3-hour introductory workshop focuses on building parental confidence and knowledge wot establish a healthy, consistent dialogue with their children. Parents can learn statistics and facts about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases as well as effective techniques to start productive conversations. The workshop also looks to address questions and/or situations that parents face with their children in a safe, inviting space along with other parents for support.
The workshops are conducted either in English or Spanish depending on the group’s preference. Referral to community resources such as family therapist, community organizations and/or local, state and federal entities can also be made available depending on need.
Vale Conversar Plus: Active Parenting of Teens
Parents who want a more in-depth approach to the introductory workshop can sign up for our Vale Conversar Plus classes. The small group sessions focus on helping parents develop relationship management skills with their teens.
Parents go through a series of 12 weekly sessions of 2 hours practicing skills that will make them more active and successful parents. The curriculum explores family dynamics, boundaries & limits, personality management, teen issues such as drugs, alchohol and pregnancy among others.