Health Risk Avoidance Education Program

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FYI for Teens and Parents is an abstinence-based program/study designed to reduce unplanned first-time teen pregnancy as well as repeat teen pregnancy in Southwest Missouri. The program is designed to provide curriculum and training to schools and community instructors to teach teens and parents/guardians about the benefits of choosing abstinence, decision making and how to better communicate within their families and with peers.


The MSU FYI for Teens and Parents, Health Risk Avoidance Education Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families through the abstinence education contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

New Parent Program

We are piloting a new correspondence-course called Healthy Relationships, Healthy Choices that is designed to help parents/guardians promote abstinence and increase communication with their teens. If you would like more information, please contact our program coordinator Carrie Lines at or (417) 836-5442

 FYI Booklet