The purpose of the Raffa Clinic’s Real Talk Character and Sexuality Education in schools is to empower teens in Hunt County with accurate information and practical tools to help them make healthy decisions, build strong relationships, and fully experience the benefits of saving sex for marriage.
Real Talk School Services
Raffa Clinic’s Real Talk School Program offers a range of services that can be provided individually or collectively to meet your specific needs. However, we see the highest rate of success when all of our services are implemented collectively.
Classroom Presentations- **NOW OFFERED VIRTUALLY**
We are now offering our in classroom presentations virtually! We will be releasing topics in 3-5 minute video segments, these could easily be played at the beginning of a class period and a great way to open up the topic for discussion!
The classroom curriculum is a sexual risk avoidance program focused on abstinence until marriage because abstinence is the only 100% safe lifestyle. Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of teen sexual health, including sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, boundaries in dating and relationship building skills. Our approach has an emphasis on character and healthy relationship development. We want optimal health for every young person.
Our program is presented by trained speakers. Our educators have a passion for assisting teens in realizing their greatest potential. Teachers and coaches have found that having a new face in the classroom presenting this material is highly effective. Over the course of Raffa Clinic’s Real Talk School presentation, our educators develop relationships and trust with the teens resulting in a confidential atmosphere where sincere and personal questions can be answered. This is critical for teens because their exposure to sex is high but their actual comprehension of that exposure is quite low. We fill in the blanks!
For High School presentations, the full curriculum is 4.5 hours long and is best split up over three days in 1.5 hour segments. For Middle School presentations, the full curriculum is 2.5 hours long and is best split up over three days in 50 minute presentations. However, we recognize that school schedules vary greatly and we will gladly work to accommodate your schedule. We can be flexible and accommodate whatever works best. Click here to schedule a school presentation.
Raffa Clinic offers confidential evaluations to students so that our effectiveness can be measured. Students provide feedback concerning what they like most about the presentation as well as how we can improve the presentation. Most importantly students share confidential information regarding their experience with sexual activity prior to the presentation and their intentions following the presentation. While this information is critical for our program development, it produces highly informative and important information for the school district. When administered to all the district middle and high schools, this evaluation can produce district-wide statistics on sexual activity, sexual initiation, at-risk populations, and many other metrics.
THESE ARE THE EVALUATION RESULTS OF OUR LATEST PRESENTATION TO43 HS SENIORS (NOV. 2019)
BEFORE hearing the REAL TALK SRA Presentation I was:
UNDECIDED (MAY HAVE HAD SEX IN THE PAST)-7
SAVING SEX FOR LATER IN LIFE-8
SAVING SEX FOR MARRIAGE-7
AFTER hearing the REAL TALK SRA Presentation I am:
GOING TO REMAIN SEXUALLY ACTIVE-12
SAVING SEX FOR LATER IN LIFE-12
SAVING SEX FOR MARRIAGE-9