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Adolescent Health




Teen Game Plan 
A Teen Game Plan, or life plan is designed to get you to think about your future and how the decisions you make now impact your future and your ability to reach your goals.  This tool will help you think about important issues in your life. The Teen Game Plan was developed in collaboration with the following organizations: Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, Center for Schools and Communities and the Department of Education.
Teen Game Plan Guide for Adults      
This guide is designed for parents, teachers, coaches, school nurses or any adult who has a relationship with a teenager.  It is designed to be used with the Teen Game Plan tool and to give trusted adults the communication skills to talk about life planning and help provide information and support for youth to make healthy decisions. Read more...   
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is utilizing the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) funds to develop a state-wide project that will serve adolescents in:

  1. Licensed psychiatric residential treatment facilities (PRTFs);
  2. Licensed residential substance abuse treatment programs;
  3. Residential programs serving delinquent youth, which include: a. residential programs serving delinquent youth licensed by the Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF), b. OCYF Youth Development Centers and c. OCYF Youth Forestry Camps;
  4. Licensed partial hospitalization or outpatient drug and alcohol facilities; and
  5. Licensed partial hospitalization or outpatient mental health facilities. 

Sixteen PREP implementation sites have been selected, and will provide education on abstinence, contraception, and at least three adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships, adolescent development, and healthy life skills by implementing one of two curricula: Rikers Health Advocacy Program or Street Smart.  Funds will also be used to provide PREP implementation sites with training on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) cultural competency.  PREP program effectiveness will be evaluated by an independent contractor.

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Contact Information
Bureau of Family Health

Division of Child & Adult Health Services

Adolescent Health Program

625 Forster St.

7 th Floor, East Wing

Harrisburg , PA 17120-0701

(717) 772-2762