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 whose information is below.

Organization: Northern Nevada HOPES
Program Coordinator:
Karla Rodriguez   
(775) 997-7583

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