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Teen Health Services

Health Priority:

Teens & Adolescents


We believe health education for teens can be critical not only in helping them make responsible decisions about their health, but in smoothing their transition into adulthood.

Through our clinics and out in the community, our Adolescent Prevention Education Programs (APEP) help teens get the knowledge and life skills they need to live healthy lives.The programs also help our community partners and other health professionals learn to communicate with and serve youth more effectively.

Care for Teens & Adolescents

For more details on the care and wellness resources we offer teens, explore our:

Education Workshops

Education Workshops

Our health educators are available to lead on-site, interactive workshops at local schools, houses of worship, and youth service agencies.

Topics could include:

  • Abstinence
  • Dating, friendships
  • HIV, STIs, and pregnancy
  • Peer pressure
  • Puberty, reproductive anatomy
  • Teen health services
  • Violence, bullying, conflict negotiation
Teens Against the Spread of Aids

Teens Against the Spread of Aids

The Teens Against the Spread of Aids (TASA) program is for DC-area high school students, ages 16 to 18.

TASA members educate their peers, parents, and health professionals about HIV, sexuality, violence, and other important teen health concerns through interactive workshops.

Their twice monthly performances bring together elements of theater, poetry, and hip hop to entertain as they educate.
Teen Talk

Teen Talk

Teen Talk is a birth control class for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 21. Through goal-oriented, client-centered counseling, the weekly sessions explore contraception and disease prevention.

Topics include:

  • Process of pregnancy
  • Male and female anatomy
  • Barrier methods (male and female condom)
  • Hormonal methods (pill, patch, ring, and shot)
  • Dental dams
  • Spermicide and lubrication
Teen Life Clubs

Teen Life Clubs

Teen Life Clubs (TLC) work to improve decision-making skills and help reduce sexual risks. This program helps teens develop the life skills to responsibly manage everything from their health to their relationships to their money.

The TLC youth development program includes:

  • Health education sessions on personal identity, healthy bodies, violence prevention, work, and financial literacy
  • Homework assistance
  • Gender- specific enrichment activities
  • Ongoing group mentoring relationships with trusted, trained adults
  • Leadership opportunities such as the youth advisory council and summer internship
  • Program incentives such as a stipend, snacks, prizes, and gift cards
  • Referrals to other after-school programs for adolescents who complete the TLC program

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