OurTown4Teens

Welcome to OurTown4Teens where you can find the resources you need to help reduce teen pregnancy in your community.

OurTown4Teens is created by the Texas Department of State Health Services Abstinence Education Program to provide guidance for communities that want to reduce teen pregnancy and delay initiation of sexual activity. We can help you get started.

Services

All services below are provided at no charge by the DSHS Abstinence Education Program. Contact us about services

Grants for Abstinence Education

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) offers grants to schools and community organizations ready to implement programs during school or in after-school settings through periodic requests for proposals (RFPs). New funding is not available every year. Please check back for more information on this and other funding opportunities for abstinence education.

Curricula Opportunities

DSHS provides abstinence education curriculum training and materials for Texas schools through a Memorandum of Understanding process. Curricula must be recommended by your school health advisory council and approved by your school’s board of trustees. 

Training and Presentations

Contact DSHS for your next teacher or program staff training, school health advisory council meeting, or board of trustees meeting. Requested training and presentations include:

  • Trauma informed sex education
  • Cultural competency
  • Evidence–based programs 
  • Avoiding risky behaviors
  • Incorporating service learning projects
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Teen pregnancy impacts
  • Texas law for sex education in schools
  • Referral and abuse reporting procedures

Multimedia

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