The Prevention Partnership, Inc. was originally founded with the mission of enhancing the development of youth, their families and communities, through education, prevention, intervention and health promotion programs. Today, the principles of positivity, power and performance drive the agency as we strategically and cost-effectively engage communities of need to nurture healthy families, healthy schools and healthy neighborhoods.
Prevention Partnership is dedicated to using cost effective, evidence based solutions to improve the lives of those in communities of unmet need.
Our Program Services - South Suburbs
Hazel Crest • Chicago Hieghts • Harvey
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION
The Prevention Partnership is currently in the fourth year of successful implementation of the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Curriculum
in the three Township District high schools. The curriculum is being updated and changed to focus solely on HIV prevention with updated
HIV information and current recommendations for testing and treatment. Staff of the proposed program will be trained to deliver the
updated curriculum by 2017.
Be Proud! Be Responsible! is a small group skills building and motivational intervention to increase
knowledge of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and to reduce positive attitudes and intentions toward risky sexual behaviors
among African-American male adolescents.
YOUTH PEER LEADERSHIP
The Prevention Partnership, Inc. Peer Leadership and Skills Building Program, identified as the State of
Illinois ‘Most Promising Prevention Program’ by the Department of Human Services, is delivered to 7th & 8th grade youth in these
communities. The Prevention Partnership, Inc. bases its work on the conviction that community-based teams in possession of planning,
communication and decision-making skills are the most effective agents for solving community problems.
The intervention consists of one 5-hour session delivered to groups of 5-6 males. The intervention includes facts about HIV/AIDS and
risks associated with intravenous drug use and sex behaviors; clarifies myths about HIV; and helps adolescents realize their vulnerability
to AIDS and STDs. Videos, games, exercises, and other culturally and developmentally appropriate materials are used to reinforce learning
and build a sense of pride and responsibility in reducing HIV risk. Adolescents also engage in role-playing situations to practice
implementing abstinence and other safer sex practices, including practicing condom use skills.
"Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Prevention Partnership believes the best way to empower individuals and communities is by helping them to empower themselves.
5936 W. Lake Street • Chicago, IL 60644
Positivity. Power. Perseverance.