Neighborhood House provides Health Initiatives that prepare at-risk youth for a successful transition to adulthood. These programs include our varied Program Services, the Healthy Youth Initiative, PREP, and STOP.
PREP: Personal Responsibility Education Program
Neighborhood House’s PREP program provides engaging, evidence-based educational programs for at-risk youth. PREP prepares young people ages 10-19 for a successful transition to adulthood, with a focus on changing behaviors to reduce the risk of STI’s, HIV, and pregnancy, and to increase educational attainment, social and communication skills, decision-making abilities, financial literacy, and self-esteem. PREP targets youth in geographic areas with high teen birth rates, come from racial or ethnic minority groups, are homeless, or in foster care.
The PREP Curriculum involves a maximum of 30 hours. Written parental permission is required for youth to participate. PREP projects are in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health. NH was showcased by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a leader in the area of financial
Healthy Youth Initiative: Reducing the Risk
This 16-lesson curriculum focuses on preventing teen pregnancy, HIV/STD transmission, sexual violence, & victimization. The Healthy Youth Initiative is a United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s Focused approach to improving the health of young people of all genders and our community. Reducing the Risk focuses on building skills to prevent Pregnancy, STD & HIV, and it goes beyond the facts about abstinence and protection. It presents a powerful, active approach to the prevention of unplanned pregnancy, HIV, and other STD transmission among young people. The activities motivate students to take steps to avoid high-risk behaviors.
STOP Program: Life Skills
This curriculum focuses on preventing alcohol, tobacco, opioid, and drug abuse. This is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, opioid misuse, and violence. This comprehensive curriculum provides adolescents in grades 3 – 12 with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations and realize healthy alternatives to risky behavior.
Stop Program: Too Good for Drugs
This curriculum focuses on social and emotional learning that builds a foundation to prevent drug use. Too Good for Drugs is an evidence-based, skill-building programs designed to mitigate risk factors and build the basis for a safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment. Too Good for Drugs cultivates positive outcomes through the development of goal-setting skills, decision-making skills, conflict resolution skills, effective communication skills, and social and emotional competency.
Program Services are a single one or two-hour lesson on a variety of topics, including healthy relationships, managing emotions, financial literacy, life skills, health and wellness, and more. Please see the below booklet for full details.
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For more information about programming and enrollment, or to book a Health Initiative program in your school, contact Health Initiatives Coordinator Cynthia Jasper at (414) 933-6161, ext. 134.