WyPREP is a collaboration between the Communicable Disease Unit and the Maternal and Child Health Unit. This program is 100% federally funded to provide evidence-based, medically accurate teen pregnancy and STD/HIV prevention programming in schools and community-based settings. There are currently two curricula offered: Making Proud Choices (MPC) and Reducing the Risk (RTR). Making Proud Choices is an 8-module curriculum, and Reducing the Risk is comprised of 16 modules. Both curricula include information on refusal and negotiation skills and how to support a trauma informed approach. Curricula facilitators are also able (and encouraged) to include additional information on various topics including, but not limited to: health relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills. See below for more information on the curricula.
Reducing the Risk can be found here: https://www.etr.org/ebi/
- Evidence-based, medically accurate teen pregnancy and STD/HIV prevention curricula for youth and young adults.
- Training and technical assistance for facilitators.
- Funding for schools and community-based organizations for program implementation.
Description of how clients are served
- School-based settings: middle school and high school classrooms
- Community-based settings: youth in out-of-home care facilities, foster care independent living program
- All Wyoming school districts are eligible to apply.
- Community-based organizations are selected based on their ability to deliver programming with fidelity and serve the target population.