Healthy Futures of Texas recognizes that parents and other caregivers play a HUGE role in their children’s lives, including keeping them safe and healthy. More than any other source, teens say that parents are the most influential when it comes to their decisions about sex.
But many parents find it challenging to talk to their kids about sex and relationships.
Our programs empower parents to improve their communication with their adolescents and become more comfortable talking with them about values, relationships, and sex. We are all about building stronger families in San Antonio and helping youth and parents thrive!
Healthy Futures of Texas offers two kinds of parent programs to help parents and caregivers talk effectively with their adolescents about these topics that matter more than ever.
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 sexual initiation (age at which youth have their first sexual experience) and also preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school aged, inner-city youth.
We offer parent sessions in schools and community settings. For more information, please contact our office at Info@HF-TX.org.