Let’s Talk:Runaway Prevention Curriculum is a free, evidence-based, interactive, 14 module curriculum intended to educate young people about alternatives to running away as well as to build life skills so that youth can resolve problems without resorting to running away or unsafe behavior. The curriculum can be used in any number of settings, including schools, youth groups, community centers, and after schools clubs. Let’s Talk is primarily designed for youth ages 12-20, but is easily adapted to other age groups. Let’s Talk is also designed to be supremely user-friendly for instructors. Each module gives instructors all the necessary information, including worksheets that go along with each activity and pre and post-tests. Let’s Talk is currently being taught at sites in 39 states.
Module – Let’s Talk Introduction
Module 1 – Communication and Listening
Module 2 – Adolescent Development
Module 3 – Personal Influences
Module 4 – Peers and Healthy Relationships
Module 5 – Families: Roles and Responsibility
Module 6 – Runaway Reality
Module 7 – National Safe Connections
Module 8 – Community Response and Responsibility
Module 9 – Anger Management
Module 10 – Stress Reduction
Module 11 – Drugs and Alcohol
Module 12 – Sexuality and Sexual Orientation
Module 13 – Internet Safety and Fun
Module 14 – Future Life Planning
Already using the curriculum? The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) appreciates your help in letting us know how many youth are being reached by the curriculum by completing and returning a demographic form after each module by faxing it to 773-929-5150 or emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or complete the demographic information electronically. NRS also appreciates feedback. Please help improve future curriculum enhancements by taking a quick survey.
NRS offers a variety of additional tools designed to enhance and complement Let’s Talk.
- Complete Runaway Prevention Curriculum
- Pre- and Post-Activity Kit has all the pre- and post-activities along with the master list conveniently in one file for facilitator use.
- Promotional Materials: Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum includes over 40 interactive youth friendly activities. NRS suggests facilitators order promotional and educational materials to reinforce specific modules.
- Service learning projects: Let’s Talk is an opportunity for participants to engage in a service learning project regarding runaway and homeless youth by combining classroom learning and real-world application. Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum can guide the academic component. The civic engagement component can be fulfilled by utilizing NRS’ Street Team. Please contact prevention@1800RUNAWAY.org or by calling 773-289-1723 for more information and a project sample.