Teen Health Mississippi develops and implements programs and initiatives that ensure that Mississippi teens are empowered with the essential knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed decisions about their sexual health. We work with youth-serving adults and organizations to ensure they have the capacity to address the unique sexual health needs of Mississippi teens.
Our Current Program Areas
Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART) works with Mississippi school districts to increase adoption and implementation of abstinence-plus sex education policies and evidence-based, medically accurate, and age-appropriate programs.
K-5 Human Growth and Development Initiative
The K-5 Human Growth and Development Initiative helps students develop decision-making skills that are crucial for everyday life by working with districts to provide customized curriculum and training and technical assistance.
LinkedUp is focused on linking young people to youth-friendly health services as they transition from high school to college—or whatever their next step after high school may be.
Pregnancy Assistance Fund
Through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund Program, we partner with the Mississippi State Department of Health to support expectant and parenting youth. Through provider training and resource guides, we’re working to identify, assess and open access to the youth-friendly and high-quality medical, social, educational, and other services they need to be physically and emotionally healthy.
Teen Health Mississippi has partnered with Michigan Organization for Adolescent Sexual Health to “SHARE” our latest initiative. Sexual Health for Adolescents Rooted in Equity, better known as “SHARE” is an Evidence-Based Program that aims to reduce or prevent teen pregnancy and STIs in youth located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and DeSoto county. We are working with several local partners to implement our LiFT (Linking Families and Teens) and INclued curricula.
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More2Me is an innovative, computer-based experience that addresses goal setting, social networking, and sexual-reproductive and mental health skills building for youth in the juvenile justice system. More2Me utilizes human-centered design interviewing strategies, motivational interviewing, roleplaying, and colorful imagery to connect youth with vetted, high-quality information and curated content about decision-making, safer sex skills, improved communication, healthy relationships, goal-setting, and so much more.
For more information, contact Whitney French at firstname.lastname@example.org