Decisions, Choices & Options exists to provide prevention education for teens, young adults and the adults who care about them, regarding the decisions that come along with sexual activity and teen pregnancy. We educate students that avoiding the risk by abstaining from sexual activity until marriage is the healthiest choice. Using current, factual data on each of the three options — parenting, abortion, and adoption — we help students gain a better understanding of the short and long term effects of each choice. Our goal is to equip a generation of youth to choose healthy, life-affirming and success oriented patterns of behavior.
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We currently provide education through three primary avenues:
- Educational presentations to teens: We visit middle and high school classrooms as well as community youth groups, providing information about the benefits of sexual abstinence, the health risks associated with sexual activity and life long impact of each of the options a young woman faces in an unplanned pregnancy. By exploring how those options will affect not only her, but her child, the father and others, our curriculum provides in-depth analysis of educational, financial and life altering impact on all involved in this situation. Decision-making skills are emphasized as each option is explored. Students come face to face with the reality of just how difficult this decision is, and gain a new understanding of the need to avoid teen pregnancy. DCO mentoring programs serve at risk and high risk populations of students to equip and enable healthy choices, school success and provide life skills training.
- Targeted Curriculum for use in middle schools and high school classrooms: Agencies desiring to utilize the DCO programs should contact us for information regarding upcoming training events, special pricing, and assistance with team development.
- Broadcast, Print and Social Media interviews. Staff members are available for interviews by news media on subjects related to teen pregnancy, sex education, adoption, teen parenting, and the effects of fatherlessness.