Keeping children safe, strengthening families, and building healthy communities since 1899.

Education Services

Bethany for Children & Families offers an array of education services to youth, parents, and the community that are designed to help youth self-esteem, strengthen communication skills, and develop responsible decision-making skills in an effort to prevent or reduce risky behaviors and to meet the many challenges that youth face today. Some of the programs offered may be a one-time presentation, a week-long class, or a year-long program.

Boys-to-Men

The Boys-to-Men program is designed to teach high school males to become responsible men by raising their self-esteem, promoting self-sufficiency, developing positive and healthy relationships, and reducing the likelihood of unprotected sex. This 10 session program utilizes the evidence-based Wise Guys curriculum.

Know What To Say

The goal of this program is to provide parents of children with information designed to help them communicate with their children about sex in an effort to prevent early sexual activity and avoid teen pregnancy and its ramifications. Tips are available for best practices for communicating with children and teens, and you can ask questions that will be answered by experts. Click the link to visit the Know What to Say website.

Making a Difference

A teen pregnancy prevention strategy, designed for 7th and 8th grade students, introduces tools and techniques to address self-esteem, responsible decision making, peer pressure resistance, abstinence, sexuality, refusal skills, and the consequences of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. This 9 session program is evidence-based.

Reducing the Risk

Evidence-based, medically accurate, sex education designed to teach high school students about abstinence, contraception, communication, decision-making, and refusal/negotiation skills in an effort to reduce the likelihood of unprotected sex as well as consequences of HIV/AIDS.

Sexuality Education

Information sessions of 45 minutes to 2 hours provided to youth and adults ages 10 and up. Role play activities lead to lively discussion regarding the consequences of early sexual activity, pregnancy, STDs, reputation, self-respect, emotional trauma, and contraceptives.

Wings to Fly

This program, in 10 sessions offered twice a month, is designed to teach high school females how to become responsible women by raising self-esteem, promoting self-sufficiency, and developing positive and healthy relationships in an effort to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy/STDs through unprotected sex.

Wise Guys

10-13 evidence-based sessions for junior high-aged boys. This program is designed to teach young males how to become responsible men by raising self-esteem, promoting self-sufficiency, and establishing positive and healthy relationships in an effort to reduce the likelihood of unprotected sex.

Contact Information

Mary Ann McLeod
Division Director
(309) 736-6645
mmcleod@bethany-qc.org

 

 

Prevention Education Sponsors

Moline Foundation

RDA