Teenagers

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

When young parents have a responsive, collaborative system in which they are valued as experts in identifying challenges, their needs are understood, their choices are respected, and they are meaningfully engaged  in designing and implementing solutions to meet their needs; they will make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, education, and life goals.  To reach this, it is necessary to address young people’s needs with a multi-level approach in which young people are in the center.

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Young people are valued as experts in the context of their lives and needs and their choices are respected.

VALUED

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Young people are engaged meaningfully 
in identifying challenges, designing solutions, and implementing supports and services
to meet their needs and improve their health. 

ENGAGED

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Systems, organizations, and individuals
recognize and are responsive to widespread and individual trauma.

RESPONSIVE

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Systems, organizations, and individuals 
collaborate to effectively deliver high quality, youth-specific, family-embracing, and evidence-based interventions.

COLLABORATE

Young people can make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, education, and life goals when: