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Healthy Relationship Series

The goal of the Healthy Relationships program is to encourage youth in foster care to make healthy decisions, with the focus on youth in or aging out of foster care. Research supports that teens who have good communication with their parents and support from other adults and the community are at a lower risk for teen pregnancy.

Utilizing three curriculums, this program provides educational and motivational information as well as tools for youth and their families. This information and the tools help youth to develop decision-making skills that allow them to achieve self-sufficiency.

The three curriculums that make up the Healthy Relationships program are:

  • A Guide to Help Foster and Adoptive Parents Prepare Adolescents for Healthy Relationships.
  • Case Manager Resource Guide to Help Parents Prepare Adolescents for Healthy Relationships.
  • HEART (Healthy Empowering Adolescent Relationship Training).

This program is currently funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services; Family and Youth Services Bureau, An Office of the Administration for Children and Families #HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-AEGP-0123. The state agency grantee is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and is administered through a sub-grant by Children's Alliance of Kansas.