CHAT Annual Report 2016-2017
Hoosier Uplands’ CHAT (Choices Helping Abstinent Teens)
Program is an abstinence education program offered to Junior High and High
School health classes at Mitchell Community Schools, North Lawrence Community
Schools, Springs Valley Community Schools, and West Washington School
Corporation. The purpose of the CHAT Program is to encourage students to
practice abstinence in order to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted
diseases. This eight-module program is also designed to educate students about
how to have healthy relationships, including ways to deal with peer pressure
and partner pressure.
CHAT Program Goals
To educate 100% of the junior high and high
school students about the risks associated with sexual behavior.
To provide students with the skills necessary to
live an abstinent lifestyle.
To help students identify goals and dreams for
To give students the sense of self-efficacy and
confidence required to allow them to make sound decisions about their sexual
Hoosier Uplands received a grant from the Indiana State
Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, which funds this program along with local partners. The CHAT Program plans to service over 500 students in the
2014-2015 academic school year with this grant. There are no costs for students
to participate in this program.