Tazewell County Health Dept.

Community Health School Programs

School Programs

 

Puberty Education

Kerri Viets - 309-929-0302, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Puberty Education is a maturation program designed to fit the needs of children in grades 4 or 5.  Our one lesson program focuses on hygiene and maturation.  To accompany the maturation lesson we use the video “Just Around the Corner.”  Students are given a packet of information and have the opportunity to ask questions.  Boys and girls will be separated during these classes, and will be taught by same-sex instructors (if available) from the health department.


Supporting Student Success (S3)

Katelynne Hansen - 309-427-5502 (office), 309-613-4534 (cell), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Supporting Student Success (S3) is a program provided in collaboration with the Heart of Illinois United Way and East Peoria School District #86. The main goal of S3 is to ensure a student's success in school. The S3 program provides stents with physical, social/emotional and behavioral services focusing upon prevention, intervention and case management. S3 also connects students and their families to community resources. The program is offered 3 days per week, both after school and in the summer. TCHD's S3 program serves Kindergarten - 5th grade students enrolled in Don D. Shute and Lincoln Elementary School in East Peoria.

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP)

Erica Husser - 309-929-0253 or Haley McClain - 309-929-0323

Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Substance Abuse Prevention Program is offered to select junior high schools in Tazewell County.  This course utilizes a life skills curriculum designed to influence positive decision making,  effective social and communication skills, and teaches assertiveness to successfully resist peer pressure.  This course also focuses on prescription opioid misuse and the heroin epidemic.

Resources:


 
 
Tazewell County Youth Board (TCYB)

Kerri Viets - 309-929-0302

The Tazewell County Youth Board, founded in 1991, is comprised of students from all seven Tazewell County high schools.  These students sign a Code of Conduct stating they will remain drug and alcohol free in their public and private lives.  The Board is involved in numerous activities throughout the year including community service and leadership training.  They plan and host an annual conference each spring – the Tazewell County Teens Unlimited Teen Conference.

Click here for TCYB Code of Conduct and Photo Permission form (pdf)


 

Teen Conference

Kerri Viets - 309-929-0302 

The Tazewell County Teens Unlimited Teen Conference is held annually in the spring.  The Conference is hosted in two sessions – one for high school students and one for junior high students.  The Tazewell County Youth Board plans the Conference and facilitates many of the workshops. Both Conferences have a keynote speaker, workshop sessions, and a meal included.  All Tazewell County schools are invited.

 

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 
Erica Husser, B.S. - 929-0253

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is a primary prevention effort offered to junior high and high school students in select schools throughout Tazewell County. The TPP Program is intended to help students build the necessary skills to make healthy decisions through a variety of lessons and topics. The program is designed to promote positive personal behaviors, improve self-esteem, teach assertiveness and resistance skills, and discuss the values of delaying sex and responsible sexual decision-making. The ultimate goal of this program is to support the students in making healthy lifestyle choices to successfully avoid teen pregnancy.

 


 

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Check Out These Helpful Resources for Teens, Teachers & Parents:

 


 

TEENS
 

Center for Young Women’s Health

www.youngwomenshealth.org

The mission of this website is to help teen girls improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The site acts to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care, including sexual wellness, development, and emotional health.
 

Go Ask Alice!

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides accurate and accessible information so that the reader can make responsible decisions concerning their sexual health and general well-being. The mission of this website is to help teen girls improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The site acts to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care, including sexual wellness, development, and emotional health.


 

TeensHealth

www.teenshealth.org

TeensHealth is a site for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, sexuality,  emotions, and general life issues. TeensHealth provides doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions.
 
 

Stay Teen

www.stayteen.org

The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy the teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more informed a teen is about issues like sex, relationshipswaiting, and contraception, the better prepared they will be to make informed choices for the future. 
 

 


 

FOR “TPP” STUDENTS
For answers to your sexual health questions, send emails to
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Click here 

 


 


 

FOR "TPP" PARTNER SCHOOLS/TEACHERS

TPP Permission Slips
For Signed Parent Permission, click here
For Opt-Out Only, click here

For the "Project Prevention" Junior High Lesson overview, click here

 


 

 

 

FOR PARENTS-
HELPFUL PARENT RESOURCES FOR 
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT SEX 

 Websites:

Advocates for Youth Parent Sex Ed Center
www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents-sex-ed-center-home 
 

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
www.thenationalcampaign.org/parents 
 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-
Talking to Kids About Sex 
 
www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/talking_to_your_kids_about_sex

 Communication Pamphlet:


"Let's Talk": Facts and Communication Guidelines on Discussing Sex with Your Children
Click Here to Access the Pamphlet 

 Books:


"Questions Kids Ask About Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age"
Written by The Medical Institute For Sexual Health

“Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask): Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens”
Written By Justin Richardson, M.D. and Mark Schuster, M.D. Ph.D
 

“Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Sex and Character”
Written by Pepper Schwartz, PhD. And Dominic Cappello