Prevention Programs

To schedule a program today contact Jane Stephen, Director of Motivate Prevention Programs or call 847-359-8477.

Independence Highway®

Independence HighwayIndependence Highway® is an interactive, empowering fact-based program for adolescents is delivered over one to five sessions typically as part of the health curriculum during sophomore year. Students are encouraged to explore their goals and participate in open discussion about such topics as STI’s, media’s influence, how to say “no”, peer pressure, relationships, and pregnancy. Abstinence is emphasized as the way to be 100% emotionally and physically safe when it comes to early sexual involvement and relationships. Independence Highway® is presented in public and private schools, as well as community groups, and in private homes.

The Friendship Project

The Friendship ProjectThe Friendship Project, introduced in 2008, is a comprehensive anti-bullying and character education program for adolescents in grade school and up. Participants explore the facts on bullying and how to handle specific situations, qualities of a good friend, cyber bullying, self-esteem, and empowerment. This program is delivered in three sessions and can also be done in public and private schools as well as for community groups and in private homes.

Now We’re Talking!

Now We're TalkingNow We’re Talking!® was launched in 2001 to compliment PHD’s successful Independence Highway® program. This two-hour interactive presentation helps to empower parents by providing them knowledge about what their child is experiencing, how to set up realistic expectations for their child and how to improve communication about sex and relationships. Now We’re Talking!® is available to PTA/PTO groups, Parent Universities, community organizations, and those interested in a private, in-home session.

Common Sense Parenting

Common Sense ParentingCommon Sense Parenting, launched in 2010, is designed for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. This 7-week, two-hour per session, program offers practical solutions for communication, setting expectations and healthy discipline.

In the course, parents have an opportunity to learn, practice and apply valuable new parenting skills. Common Sense Parenting is presented to clients of PHD and to the community at large.