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Power Through Choices

Program Overview


Janene Fluhr, M.S.; Shante Fenner, B.A.; Richard P. Barth, MSW, Ph.D.; and Marla Becker, M.P.H.


Program Summary

Power Through Choices (PTC) is a teen pregnancy, HIV, and STI prevention program designed for youth in out-of-home care settings, such as foster care and juvenile justice facilities. This comprehensive program consists of 10 sessions that aim to address the unique barriers of youth in foster care and juvenile justice settings by focusing on self-empowerment and the impact of their choices. PTC promotes informed decision-making regarding sexual risk behaviors, inspires youth to imagine a positive future for themselves, and encourages youth to recognize the potential consequences their decisions may have on future success.


Target Population

The curriculum is designed for male and female youth ages 13-18 living in foster care, the juvenile justice system, and other out-of-home care settings. The program was evaluated among youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems who were living in residential group homes. Study participants ranged in age from 13 to 18 years.


Program Setting

The program was developed for use with youth in various out-of-home care settings, such as family foster homes, kinship foster care, residential group homes, transitional living centers, and juvenile justice facilities. The program was evaluated with youth living in residential group homes across Oklahoma, California, and Maryland.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Janet Max
Healthy Teen Network
1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 124
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-216-1355

For training and support, please contact:

See above.

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English