- Information for Parents and Community Members
- Curriculum information
Community health educators facilitate the Making a Difference! (MAD) and Making Proud Choices! (MPC) programs in Bolingbrook middle schools and high school. Learn more about these evidence-based curricula below.
Making a Difference! (Middle School Curriculum)
§ Making a Difference! (MAD) brochure(Making_A_Difference_Brochure), created by Will County Health Department.
§ Table of Contents: http://www.etr.org/ebi/assets/File/MAD-5thEd-TOC.pdf
§ For more information on MAD, visit http://www.etr.org/ebi/programs/making-a-difference/
Making Proud Choices! (High School Curriculum)
§ Making Proud Choices! (MPC) brochure (Making_Proud_Choices_brochure), created by Will County Health Department.
§ Table of Contents: http://www.etr.org/ebi/assets/File/MPC-5thEd-School-TOC.pdf
§ For more information on MPC, visit http://www.etr.org/ebi/programs/making-proud-choices/
- Talking to Your Teens about Sex
Teens consistently report that parents influence their decisions about sex the most, more than peers and media. Research has found that good parent-child communication is linked to teens avoiding sex, a later age of first sexual activity, increased communication between partners, and increased condom use among sexually active teens. The CDC has published the following resources for parents on talking to your teens about sex.
- Get involved! Bolingbrook Alliance for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The mission of the Bolingbrook Alliance for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (BATPP) is to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Bolingbrook through community collaboration, education, and positive youth development. BATPP is comprised of community stakeholders, including service providers from youth-serving organizations, VVSD staff members, community health educators, parents, and community members – just like you! If you are interested in learning more about this group, contact the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at 815-727-8824 or email@example.com.