Healthy Options for Teens
Focus Forward facilitates a Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Reproductive Health Education Program for young men and women, ages 12 – 17, while incarcerated at the Juvenile Justice Campus and during their transition to the community.
The workshops are led by Health Educators from our partner Fresno Barrios Unidos and by Focus Forward community volunteers, in partnership with the Probation Department and Fresno County Office of Education. Additionally, Focus Forward staff and volunteers are trained as adult allies giving staff and volunteers the tools needed to effectively talk to the youth about reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases.
Workshops continue as funding permits.
For Young Women:
Healthy Decisions provides a combination of access to reproductive health services, advocacy, a medically accurate education curriculum, and transition services.
For Young Men:
El Joven Noble is a rite of passage, character development program which includes targeting the reduction and prevention of unwanted pregnancies by increasing the ability of the young men to act in a responsible and respectful manner in reference to their relationships.