About Power Through Choices

Purpose

Power Through Choices is the first evidence-based curriculum tailored for the special needs, situations, and concerns of adolescents, ages 13-18, who are involved in a child welfare or juvenile justice system to help them prevent pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read more…

Our Story

The success of the Power Through Choices program model was built upon the initial program design and core content created in 1995 by the original developers of the curriculum: Richard P. Barth, MSW, Ph.D.; Marla Becker, M.P.H.; Helen H. Cagampang, M.P.P., Ph.D.; and Ruth C. White, M.S.W., M.P.H. Their commitment to actively engaging young people themselves in designing and shaping the program’s content has remained a commitment through the various editions of the curriculum. Read more…

Approach

Our approach is trauma-informed, understanding that these youth are in a system of care as a result of an array of adverse childhood experiences. Read more…

Testimonials

Learn more about what participants and partners have to say about Power Through Choices.

FAQs

To support selection and implementation of Power Through Choices, we share answers to the questions that have been most frequently asked about our project, evaluation, curriculum, and training. Read more…