Since 2004, HCET has managed the implementation of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in collaboration with community partners and is viewed as a leader in adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Serving youth in rural and urban communities in Indiana and throughout the Midwest, HCET’s partners reach thousands of adolescents every year, including adjudicated youth, youth in foster care, and LGBTQ youth, and work with school districts, health care providers, and community and faith-based organizations. HCET leverages federal , state and private funds to ensure adolescents in our states have access to evidence based and inclusive prevention education.
Indiana Proud and Connected Teens Project (IN-PACT)
This project is funded through HHS-ACYF-FYSB under the Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Project to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention and positive youth development programs with youth in foster care, court involved youth, and LGBTQ youth. HCET sub awards funds to community-based providers to implement the programs. HCET provides program monitoring, training and technical assistance, grant management, and conducts overall outcome and implementation evaluation.
Strong Teens Acting Responsibly (STAR)
This project is funded through HHS-ACYF-FYSB under the Competitive Abstinence Education Project to implement and evaluate the evidence-based curriculum, Making a Difference! teen pregnancy prevention program, in middle school that serve primarily African American and Hispanic/Latino teens. HCET provides program monitoring, training and technical assistance, grant management, and conducts overall outcome and implementation evaluation.
HCET Clinton County Youth Rise! (YR!)
This project is funded through HHS-ACF-OAH under the Tier 1B Replication of Evidence-Based Programs Project to implement evidence based K-12 youth development and teen pregnancy prevention programs in a rural, primarily Hispanic and Caucasian, county. HCET provides program monitoring, training and technical assistance, grant management and conducts overall outcome and implementation evaluation.
Wisconsin Adolescent Health Training and TA Project
HCET provides ongoing training, technical assistance, and support to the Division of Public Health, Division of Public Instruction and their grantees across the state of WI to implement evidence-based, high quality teen pregnancy, STD, and HIV prevention.
In partnership with Indiana University’s Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), this project is formalizing a staff-level sexual health intervention for Indiana Department of Corrections staff at juvenile detention centers. Using evidence-based approaches, the published curriculum will benefit corrections staff and increase their teen pregnancy and STI knowledge, improve attitudes towards LGBTQ youth, improve communication with incarcerated youth, and increase self-efficacy to build safe spaces in juvenile detention centers, thereby creating support and inclusivity for all youth.
The Indiana Parent and Provider Education Project is funded in part by the Indiana State Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health Division under the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program. HCET’s Parent and Provider Education Project provides parents, youth workers, health care providers, and professionals the education and skills to communicate with youth about sex and healthy relationships to help teens delay sexual initiation, develop negotiation and refusal skills, and increase skills for attaining self-sufficiency. The project utilizes technology by executing two text-based programs, Talk2Protect and BrdsNBz-Indy, while also providing necessary training to community-based professionals to select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education programs.
HCET Text Based Services
HCET developed and maintains two text based services aimed at sharing medically accurate information focused on sexuality to teens and parents: