Parents and other caregivers play a huge role in their children’s lives. Teens most often identify parents are the most influential source of information when it comes to decisions about sex.
Our programs empower parents to improve their communicationn with the young people in their lives and become more comfortable talking with them about values, relationships and sex. We work to build stronger families in San Antonio by helping youth and parents thrive together.
Healthy Futures of Texas offers two kinds of parent programs to help parents and caregivers talk effectively with young people.
For parents and caregivers with children in middle or high school, we offer Key Conversations, an evidence-informed program. In the two 90-minute workshops, participants learn what research tells us that parents can do to help their children stay healthy and avoid unplanned pregnancy. Importantly, parents get the chance to practice talking with their adolescents—in a supportive setting that helps them develop skills and confidence.
Key Conversations is offered in English and Spanish, ordinarily for agencies or schools.
For parents and caregivers with children ages 10-14, Healthy Futures of Texas offers an evidence-based curriculum called Families Talking Together.
Through interactive parent sessions, participants gain a better understanding of teen development, the importance of supervision, tips for improved communication, overcoming parent barriers to talking, and how to build stronger relationships with their children.
This program has been effective in delaying the age at which youth have their first sexual experience and also preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school aged youth.
We offer parent sessions in schools and community settings. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Anthony Betori at firstname.lastname@example.org.