Talk’s Two-Tiered Model
We spoke to teens and we spoke to parents.
We spoke to educators and school administrators.
We examined the evidence.
We understood best practices.
We identified the pitfalls and limitations of existing approaches.
Then we built our educational model.
See how the Model works at scale
Master Facilitators work with students’ parents in an after-school setting (virtual classroom option coming soon) to provide the knowledge and support they need to promote healthy decision making in their children.
- Build parents’ confidence about talking with their children about sexuality.
- Empower them to act.
- Pave the way for communication.
Our Master Facilitators:
- Provide parents with a framework for articulating their beliefs and values.
- Develop skills and strategies for effective communication.
- Help formulate an action plan.
Parents acquire the tools to:
- Identify and capitalize on teachable moments.
- Position themselves as a resource of choice.
- Transform “The Talk” into an open and ongoing conversation.
Near Peer Educators work with students in the classroom to develop the practical knowledge and skills they need to make informed, responsible choices.
- Foster an understanding of what it means to be a responsible, sexually healthy person, emotionally and physically.
- Empower students to protect their sexual health.
- Develop the skills necessary for identifying, cultivating, and maintaining healthy relationships.
Our Near Peer Educators:
- Provide medically-accurate, scientifically-based information that supports teens’ informed decision making.
- Help students connect to their own personal beliefs and values, examine, question, and challenge peer and cultural norms, and encourage teens to engage their parents.
- Help students develop the skills they need to identify and access resources and support – and to avoid unintended pregnancy and STIs.
Coming Soon: Download Program Overviews, Lesson Plans, and More