ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
In 2015 “THINK TWICE Healthy Relationships” was launched as a no-cost interactive presentation for students,
to focus on pregnancy and STD prevention. It is a program of Life Choices of Yakima.
Students are encouraged to make smart choices aimed at a better future and to value their sexual health.
In 2019, Life Choices was awarded a federal grant, the Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grant,
to implement THINK TWICE Healthy Relationships on a larger scale. The grant falls under Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. THINK TWICE now uses federally approved curricula, age-appropriate for both middle schools and high schools, and addresses students ages 11–19. RELATIONSHIP SMARTS PLUS 4.0 SRA (RS) is used for middle school students and younger teens; LOVE NOTES 3.0 SRA (LN) is used for high school age students 15-19.
In order to support schools’ and youth-based organizations’ challenging mission of training and equipping youth,
the content of the program is frequently updated and revised with current information.
Both RS and LN are medically and scientifically accurate, reviewed and approved by the Family and Youth Services Bureau.
RS meets the guidelines outlined in the Healthy Relationships Act of 2017.
LN is included in the federal Office of Adolescent Health’s Evidence-Based Program list,
based on statistically significant decreases in sexual activity, increases in contraceptive use, and avoidance of pregnancy.
These curricula apply to all students regardless of age, sexual orientation, or if they are sexually active or abstinent.
Think Twice Presentations fulfill Themes 1-8 of the Federal Guidelines for the abstinence portion of sexual education
in compliance with the Healthy Youth Act.