Youth Health Programs

 

Youth1Graham County Health Department offers three excellent youth development, sexual health and life skills programs to 12-18 year olds in Graham County.  Graham County is part of a statewide teen pregnancy prevention initiative to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease among youth.  The curriculums being offered to youth are Wise Guys, Smart Girls, and Wyman Teen Outreach Program.

Wise Guys Make Wise Choices

WiseGuysWise Guys® is a youth development program developed by the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina. Wise Guys® is a male-oriented program that is interactive, fun, and informative. Wise Guys® approach has proven effective in helping male adolescents make wiser and more responsible decisions. When participating in Wise Guys® our goal is to provide educational information in a safe, entertaining atmosphere, where students can feel relaxed and be themselves. Wise Guys® assists males in redefining male strength as a man’s character, his values, and his ability to make wise, responsible choices.

Wise Guys® is Committed:

  • To empowering young men with the knowledge they need to make effective decisions.
  • To encourage young men to respect themselves as well as others.
  • To help young men understand the importance of male responsibility, particularly sexual responsibility.

Wise Guys® Activities and Lessons Include Information On:

  • Values Clarification
  • Relationships
  • Communication/Assertiveness
  • Influence
  • Goal-Setting
  • Decision-Making
  • Adolescent Development
  • Sexual Health

Youth Health Educators

Smart Girls Make Smart Choices

SmartGirlsSmart Girls® is a life skills training program whose mission is to provide teen girls with the information and skills necessary for them to become empowered young women who are ultimately happy, healthy and successful in life!  Smart Girls® make wiser and more responsible decisions.

 

Smart Girls®

  • Program is fun, interactive, and informative and takes place in a safe, entertaining atmosphere where students can feel relaxed and be themselves.
  • Nurtures girls’ social-emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills-qualities proven to lead to success in life.
  • Empowers participants to develop leadership ability.
  • Empowers participants to challenge themselves with activities and discussions about their relationships and more.
  • Empowers participants to develop group and social skills.

Smart Girls® Activities and Lessons Include Information On:

  • Values Clarification
  • Relationships
  • Communication/Assertiveness
  • Influence
  • Goal-Setting
  • Decision-Making
  • Adolescent Development
  • Sexual Health

Youth Health Educators

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

WymanNationalNetworkWyman’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a youth development program developed by the Wyman Center.  TOP is a program than enhances teen’s positive development through fun interactive group discussions, field trips and volunteer service activity.

When in TOP teens participate in a series of fun, engaging and interesting lessons, lecturettes, and service learning activities to improve their self worth and esteem and help them to see a place for themselves in local community and today’s society.

TOP Three Essential Goals Are The Development Of:

  • Health Behaviors:  To help young people be successful now and later in life.
  • Useful Life Skills:  To help young people grow and be healthy.
  • Sense of Purpose:  To help young people contribute to their communities through meaningful service.

TOP Activities and Lessons Include Information On:

  • Values Clarification
  • Relationships
  • Communication/Assertiveness
  • Influence
  • Goal-Setting
  • Decision-Making
  • Adolescent Development
  • Sexual Health
  • Community Service Learning

Youth Health Educators

 

For more program information you may contact Jessica Richins at 928-792-5358.

Birth Statistics

Arizona’s teen birth rate continues to be higher than the national average despite significant decreases in these rates since 1998.  The teen pregnancy rates dropped to a historic low over the last three years in Arizona.  Arizona dropped from 6th in the nation to 12th with a drop of almost 30%.

2013 in Graham County there were:

  • 15 births among mothers in the 15-17 year old groups
  • 49 births among mothers in the 18-19 age group.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases:  2014 in Graham County for all genders and age groups there were:

  • 95 cases of Chlamydia
  • 21 cases of Gonorrhea
  • 7 cases of Syphilis

WiseGuys2 Websites for Guys

 

 

SmartGirls2Websites for Girls: