Teen Resources

Families Talking Together

Families Talking Together is an evidence-based program designed to help parents talk to their teenagers about the challenging topic of teen sexual behavior with the goal of delaying sexual activity. Families Talking Together is categorized as an effective program by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The program is delivered by a trained facilitator who educates parents about teenaged sexual issues and gives them tools to engage their teenagers in conversation regarding sexual health.

Every family is different, therefore FTT is delivered in many ways to meet the needs and values of families. Interventions are conducted in an hour-long, 1:1, group settings, or individual settings.

Seventeen Days

Seventeen Days is an evidence-based interactive film designed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Risk Perception and Communication to teach adolescents about healthy relationships, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections by presenting scenarios where teens face decision-making situations.

Meant to build upon what is learned during the Sexual Health and Responsibility Education (SHARE) program some students may have already taken, Seventeen Days helps dispel myths and address any other questions. The film allows the participant to choose how they would respond in hypothetical situations through the use of “cognitive rehearsal.” The program is introduced by a trained facilitator who begins the interactive film and answers any questions participants may have following the viewing.  Seventeen Days can be delivered in an individual 1-1 setting or a group setting.

If you have any questions about the program or would like to schedule an individual or group session, contact either of our program facilitators who’s information is below.

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Facilitator: Alese McMurtry
Phone: (775) 997-7590              Text: (775) 525-4929
Email: amcmurtry@nnhopes.org

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Coordinator:
Karla Rodriguez   
Phone:
(775) 997-7583
Email:
krodriguez@nnhopes.org

Youth Advisory Counsel

YOUTH NEEDED! Northern Nevada HOPES is trying something new: help us create the clinic you want to see, and join our YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL!

Youth ages 13-19 work together to develop leadership skills, explore peer health education, organize events, and represent the voices of other youth like you in the community.

Interested? Here’s what it could look like:

  • Meet monthly for snacks, games (prizes included!), and brainstorming
  • Share your opinion to help improve HOPES and the community
  • Create and lead events based on the health issues teens face on the daily

Our health educators will work closely with you to help you meet your goals, but this group will be led and run by YOU!

Not sure about transportation? No worries! You can attend monthly meetings over your phone or computer!

What’s next? Email Alese at amcmurtry@nnhopes.org or call her at (775)-997-7590, and she’ll let you know what your next steps will be. Hate phone calls? You can text her too at (775)-525-4929!

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Facilitator: Alese McMurtry
Phone: (775) 997-7590              Text: (775) 525-4929
Email: amcmurtry@nnhopes.org

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Coordinator:
Karla Rodriguez   
Phone:
(775) 997-7583
Email:
krodriguez@nnhopes.org

Healthy U

Healthy U is an interactive film designed for young men ages 12-19. The program is 2-3 hours long and covers the topics of puberty, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, healthy relationships, and condom use. The program is run by a trained facilitator who can answer any questions participants may have.  Healthy U can be delivered in an individual 1-1 setting or in a group setting. If you have any questions about the program or you would like to schedule an individual or group session, contact either of our program facilitators below:

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Facilitator: Alese McMurtry
Phone: (775) 997-7590              Text: (775) 525-4929
Email: amcmurtry@nnhopes.org

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Coordinator:
Karla Rodriguez   
Phone:
(775) 997-7583
Email:
krodriguez@nnhopes.org

Interested in hosting a 17 Day session, Families Talking Together, Healthy U, or Youth Advisory Counsel at your school/organization? Fill out this form: