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 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.
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!
Additional Resources for Parents
- Medical Home Portal