Personal Responsibility Education Program
Developing a sense of personal responsibility and accountability is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and positive youth development. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) was created to replicate evidence-based effective program models that are scientifically supported to change behaviors and result in youth delaying sexual activity, increasing condom or contraceptive use, and reducing unintended pregnancies.
PREP educates youth on abstinence, contraception, and adulthood preparation subjects.
Adulthood preparation subjects include:
- Healthy relationships
- Adolescent development
- Healthy life skills
- Parent-child communication
- Educational and career success
The three PREP curricula for positive youth development are: Making Proud Choices!, Promoting Health Among Teens!, and Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART).
- Making Proud Choices! focuses on a safer sex approach and provides young adolescents knowledge and confident to reduce their risks of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy. The curriculum is delivered by trained facilitators in eight modules in the city of Harrisburg.
- Promoting Health Among Teens! is centered around students learning about puberty, STDs, including HIV, and pregnancy prevention through a lively, interactive and student-centric curriculum, that includes talking circles, brainstorming, roleplays, DVDs, exercises and games that make learning enjoyable. This curriculum includes information about condom use as well as abstinence and is delivered by trained facilitators.
- Becoming a Responsible Teen is an 8-session community-based HIV-prevention program. BART helps teens clarify their own values about sexual activity, make decisions that will help them avoid becoming infected with HIV, and learn skills to put their decisions into action.
FHCCP partners with a number of subcontractors throughout the central PA region to deliver PREP to high risk youth in a variety of different settings including: LGBTQ+ youth servicing agencies, rural and urban public and private schools, juvenile detention facilities, drug and alcohol rehab facilities, faith-based organizations, and other community-based organizations that serve high risk youth.