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CHAT Annual Report 2016-2017


Hoosier Uplands' CHAT (Choices Helping Abstinent Teens) Program is an abstinence education program offered to Junior High and/or High School health classes at Mitchell, Medora, Orleans, Salem, Shoals, and Springs Valley Community Schools.  The purpose of the CHAT Program is to encourage students to practice abstinence in order to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.  This eight-module program is also designed to educate students about how to have healthy relationships, including ways to deal with peer pressure and partner pressure.

CHAT Program Goals

Goal 1:  Increase the number of abstinence education programs in Indiana for adolescent ages 10-15 through implementation of the CHAT program, using the Making a Difference! curriculum in eight different sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Goal 2:  Increase the delivery of positive messages regarding the choice for sexual abstinence among the target population through implementation of the CHAT program, using the Making a Difference! curriculum in eight different sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Goal 3:  Positively implact the adolescent pregnancy and birth rates and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases among the target population through implementation of the CHAT program, using the Making a Difference! curriculum in eight different sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Program Funding

Hoosier Uplands receives a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, which funds this program along with local partners.  There are no costs to students or the schools to participate in this program.