What are Predictors of Sexual Activity?
Through more than twenty years of reviewing surveys of more than 650,000 students across the USA, Central America and Russia, Dr. Stan Weed of the Institute for Research and Evaluation has identified statistically significant predictors of whether a young person is likely to abstain or initiate sex.
If your teen exhibits any of the above statements, they may be more likely to initiate early sexual activity than someone who does not.
It is important for parents to understand these Predictors of Sexual Activity and be able address them as they talk to their teen about sex and their intentions to abstain. While many predictors cannot be easily changed, these predictors are subject to your influence and if you are not doing the influencing, you may be assured that someone else - in school, through the media, or in your teen's peer group - is!
The Heritage Keepers? Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program is designed around these scientifically derived Predictors of Sexual Activity. This means that every Certified
Heritage Keepers? Educator has been trained to positively influence these Predictors in every lesson that they teach.
This is why the Heritage Keepers? program works to increase abstinence! It is also the ONLY Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education Curriculum listed by US Health and Human Services as an Evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program!
After one year, Heritage Keepers? students abstain at a rate
3 times that of non-program students!
In SC, Heritage Community Services conducts FREE workshops to introduce the program, provide resources, and inform participants about how they can be empowered to protect teens from risky behaviors. Each participant/couple receives a copy of our adult training manual entitled Sex, Lies and Hook Ups: A Parent's Guide to Fighting Back.
Contact us today about the Heritage Keepers? program!