ETP is proud of its track record of success. And you don’t need to take our word for it. Part of our philosophy is to track impacts closely so that you can see for yourself how our programs change lives. Please click on the links below to learn more about how ETP’s programs impact teen health education and wellness.
“…ETP’s pre-parenting education program has enabled our Division of Alternative Education (ACCESS) students to acquire vital knowledge and skills for future parenting. Our teens are learning how their health and lifestyle choices today can affect the health of their future children….”
Judy ValenzuelaProgram Director, ACCESS Safe Schools & Support Services, Orange County Department of Education, Orange County
“They helped me see there’s more to taking care of a kid than just having it for fun.”
Female student (15)
“Most of us will be parents and we should know what’s going to happen and what we need to do.”Male student (15)
“ … [Teens] must realize the significance of making good choices that can impact their future and change the course of their life. … ETP helps to fill that gap in teaching the NC Standards for Healthful Living by making information they receive in the classroom easy to navigate, understandable and valuable through practical application. … We highly endorse ETP and realize the importance of the message they bring to our ever changing teens and world.”
Coach Julee Dickens, NBCT,Healthful Living Dept. Chair, Millbrook High School
Following our workshops, we collect data to evaluate participant engagement. These data provide insight into our programs’ effectiveness, enabling us to continually improve and enhance programs.
If you’re curious about the effectiveness of our programs, these reports on student engagement are well worth a read. Reports provide post-course survey results. Student comments are included, reflecting what students liked about the course, what they learned, and why they’d recommend the course for other students.
Read engagement reports from a couple of ETP’s student programs:
Teens rely heavily on guidance from their parents, even when they pretend to be uninterested on receiving any advice. Discussing family planning with teens can be especially tense and awkward for parents and children alike, but oh so valuable!
ETP’s workshop for parents and caregivers provides skills and tools to confidently and openly talk with their teens about the importance of postponing parenting until adulthood.
Like our other programs, we have collected data from these workshops, too. For example, in one of our workshops, all participants (100%) agreed that it would be “very likely” they will talk to their children within two weeks, and nearly all (91%) agreed that the workshop helped them “a lot”.
Read the engagement report from one of ETP’s parents’ workshops:
Social workers cope with many complex situations, including teen clients who are pregnant or parenting. ETP’s workshops for social workers provides professionals with the tools, skills and insights for engaging youth on the issues of parenting, focusing on the emotional and financial aspects of raising a family.
To assess the effectiveness of the program, we collect data from workshop participants. In one presentation to 21 social workers, for example, all attendees (100%) reported that the workshop information will be useful in their work with adolescents.
Read the engagement report from one of ETP’s social workers’ workshops:
This table includes summary data from evaluations from 14 of ETP’s student workshops with more than 800 participants in all. The data include percent responses to several questions beginning: “As a result of this workshop I think I will be better able to…” You can also learn about specific student responses from our student engagement reports on our courses for teen wellness and parenting preparedness.