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University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Grantee Details

Program type: 
Phase 1 New and Innovative Strategies (Tier 2)
Annual funding: 
$375,000
Website: 
http://www.uthscsa.edu

Program Summary

Project Overview: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will deliver the Need 2 Know (N2K) Foster Care Curriculum to youth ages 10-15 in the Bexar County foster care system as well as to caregivers. In 10 interactive modules, N2K will address unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behavior. The curriculum enhances knowledge of physical development by providing medically accurate information about puberty, anatomy, and pregnancy, and emphasizes the role caregivers play in attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. The 90-minute caregiver component, Parents Need 2 Know (PN2K), teaches caregivers about adolescent brain development, developmental assets, and communication skills. A summative evaluation will test the effectiveness of the N2K Foster Care Curriculum.

Target Population: Youth 10-15 years old in foster care and their caregivers 

Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Bexar County, TX (Urban)

Contact Information

Kristen Plastino
Content created by
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
September 19, 2018