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 Program for Parents and Families

We are piloting a new program called Let's Talk that is designed specifically for Spanish-speaking parents and families. This program equips parents to help their teen make the healthiest choice in regards to sexual behavior. It also provides information as to why abstinence is the best choice in preventing teen pregnancy and STDs. If you would like more information, please contact our office at (417) 836-5645 or

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STD Presentation

This presentation is used as a supplement to our approved curriculum to educate students on sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Presented by Stephanie Washington, Youth Health Educator, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Bureau of HIV, STD and Hepatitis.

*Note: To view the unedited version with clinical images of signs and symptoms, please click HERE