Give Local Missoula

On May 3, 2016 join WORD and Give Local Missoula in their efforts to assist local non-profits by raising $300, 000 on an online day of giving! By donating to WORD, you are helping us provide support and opportunities that empower individuals and families through our programs: Families in Transition, Futures, and Parents as Teachers.

To donate to WORD, click on the link below!

Word/Futures: Peer Education Panel


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The Futures program announces the start of the 2016 Peer Educational Panel presentation series. The Peer Educational Panel is devoted to educating adolescents about teen pregnancy prevention.  The task of the panel members is to give young people the information they need to make responsible and informed choices regarding young parenthood. They aim to reduce risk-taking behaviors that can lead to unintended pregnancy. 

symbol 2     The risk factors panel members address include unprotected sexual activity and the use of alcohol and illegal drugs among adolescents. Panel members share their personal stories and experiences to help their peers understand what it is like to be a young parent.  The panel engages the audience in a frank and honest conversation while discussing the hardships, sacrifices and shortcomings of teen parenting.  Panel members encourage youth to consider the consequences of their actions in the hope that teenagers will delay becoming parents until they are financially stable and in a healthy, committed relationship. If you are interested in booking a PEP presentation please call Bernie or Becky at 406-543-3550.



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Meet Our New Practicum Student

Welcome Bernie !


Bernie will be starting the Peer Education Panel for Futures. We are excited to have her here. She will be be posting her new schedule very soon along with how to participate in upcoming Panels.

She will also be available for assistance in the YFRC. She moved to Missoula from Puerto Rico to complete her education. Bernie is a UM Social Work student and also studying for a criminal justice degree.