Teen Talk is a Youth Health Education Program part of Klinic Community Health. We provide services for youth from a harm reduction, prevention education perspective. We focus on issues under the broad topics of sexual and mental health and link youth to resources in their community. We adhere to the belief that by providing youth with accurate, non-judgmental information they can make healthier decisions and choices for themselves. If you would like more information, please contact us at: (204) 784-4010.
Click here for Resources for Service Providers. This includes the updated Toolkit, Service Provider Manual and Activities Binder.
Teen Talk has the following three programs:
Workshops for Youth
In the Workshops for Youth Program the skilled Youth Health Educators develop and deliver interactive workshops to youth aged 14-19 in a variety of settings such as high schools, after school programming, alternative youth programming and treatment facilities. All workshops are available throughout Manitoba. City workshops are available Tuesday through Friday (Friday am only). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peer Support Program consists of a youth-directed 32-35 hr comprehensive training program to educate their peers after the training is complete. 3 in-house trainings occur throughout the year. These newly trained peer supporters can initiate activities in their schools and communities, information tables and educational events.
If you have an existing Peer Support or Peer Helper group in your school you can request a supplemental workshop. We are able to meet with groups for up to an entire day to supplement their training. We may also be available if you would like to organize a full training for your school, neighborhood or region. Contact email@example.com or 204-784-4010 to discuss these opportunities.
Skitz Presentations After completing the Teen Talk Peer Support Training, youth volunteer about 24 hours per month rehearsing and presenting interactive skits for middle school aged youth. This group of dedicated volunteers has created characters and storylines to address issues like alcohol and decision making, sexual and mental health, homophobia, healthy and toxic relationships, and other issues youth are dealing with.
Click here for the Skitz booking form.
Teen Talk North
The Teen Talk North program provides three-day trainings and post-training support to Manitoba’s Northern service providers who work with youth. The training focuses on sexual health, mental health (including substance use), and healthy relationships and provides background information, games, activities and ice breakers to use with youth. Goals of Teen Talk Service Provider Training are to:
- Share knowledge in the areas of sexual health, mental health (including substance use), and healthy relationships.
- Teach strategies and approaches for working effectively with youth.
- Support participants in their current work and create plans for moving forward.
Included with the training are the Teen Talk Service Provider Manual 2017 (background info for working with you) and the Teen Talk Activities Binder 2017. For additional information feel free to call (204) 784-4010, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Here you will find the updated 2016 handouts from every Teen Talk workshop:
We also distribute a youth resource handout. We’ve made two versions depending on your needs. Please select from the following links:
- Youth Resources – “Print, fold and handout” edition. Print this double sided and fold according to these instructions.
- Youth Resources – “Poster” edition
Here you’ll find the most recent teen clinic handout.
Click here for more information on what services are provided at teen clinics. Here you’ll find a copy of our latest Peer Support Zine. This copy is made to be printed into a booklet. Please set your printer to print double sided and to flip along the short edge. You will need to staple the middle of the pages to create the booklet.
- Tool Kit for Educators & Service Providers 2016-17
- The Teen Talk Tool Kit is available to educators and service providers who are looking for activities to run with youth to supplement their educational sessions. Most of the activities are easy to run and only require paper, markers and tape!
Click below for each individual activity. (Print double sided.)
To Begin With…
Under construction – coming summer 2017.
“Why Don’t & Do Teens Use Birth Control” Brainstorm
Teen Talk’s Anatomy Session
“Anatomy on Your Back” Card Game
Hormonal Birth Control Demonstration
Plan B/Emergency Contraception Demo
Internal/Female Condom Demonstration
Feelings & “What Got You Through” Brainstorms
Pathways to Health Brainstorm
“Balloon Breathing” Stress Relieving Activity
“Robot – Rag doll” Stress Reliever Activity
“Mind Matters” Trivia Game
Holistic Model of Health Reflection
Circle Map Activity
Wellness Ball Activity
Under construction – coming summer 2017.
“Excuses & Responses” Condom Negotiation Activity
STI Risk Game
HIV Risk Game
Internal/Female Condom Demonstration
Sex Dam Demonstration
Condom Line Up Game
Condom Play Stations Activity
Sexual Jeopardy Game
Substance Use Awareness
“Why Youth Use & Don’t Use Substances” Brainstorm
Risk Line-Up Game with Harm Reduction
Abstinence Activities Scenario Cards & Brainstorm
Refusal Skills Brainstorm
“Partying Safer” Brainstorm
“Pros & Cons” Decisional Balancing Reflection
Problematic Use Brainstorm
Drug Trivia Game
Identifying Strengths Reflection
“Drunken” Obstacle Course
Teen Dating Relationships
Space Invaders Activity
Gender Roles Brainstorm
Media Literacy Activity
Relationship Spectrum Activity
Types of Abuse Awareness Activity
Abuse or Warning Sign of Abuse Activity
Dating Violence Video Facilitator’s Guide 2012
Dating Violence Action Planning Activity
Qualities of a Healthy Relationship Brainstorm
Fun and Single Relay Race
Exploring Your Name Activity
Family Tree Activity
Native Pride Activity
“Why Do & Don’t Teens Have Sex” Brainstorm
Sexual Readiness Reflection & Handout
“Things to Talk About Before Sex” Brainstorm
Click here to download all the activities in the Teen Talk Activities Binder 2017 (4MB). (Print double sided.)
Check out the Teen Talk Service Provider Manual below for background information, strategies for working with youth, Indigenous voices touching on cultural teachings and decolonizing strategies and resources.
- Service Provider Manual & Activities Binder 2017
- The Teen Talk Service Provider Manual is a resource for people working with youth in northern Manitoba including rural and remote communities as well as First Nations. Developed to supplement the Teen Talk Service Provider Training, it focuses on sexual and mental health (including substance use), and dating relationships. The manual contains background information on each topic, strategies for working with youth, information for youth in Northern communities, resources and Indigenous voices touching on cultural teachings and decolonizing strategies.
We recommend reviewing this manual before using the Teen Talk Activities Binder or Tool Kit as the information helps to create a bigger picture of the issues that face youth. The Teen Talk Activities Binder and Tool Kit is available to educators and service providers who are looking for activities for youth. Go ahead and print (double sided) or use as needed to build or supplement educational sessions. Most of the activities here are easy to run and require very few additional resources.
Click here for the Teen Talk Activities Binder 2017 (4MB). (Print double sided.)
Please click on the Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers (above) for individual activities. For more information or to request an Activities Binder or Service Provider Manual, contact Teen Talk at (204) 784-4010 or email us at email@example.com.
- Peer Support Manual
- Developed to supplement the Teen Talk Peer Support Training, the Peer Support Manual is a manual for youth. It is full of activities and youth friendly information that focuses on sexual and mental health (including substance use), dating relationships, communication, etc. as well as how to be a good support and provide resources to other youth.
Click below for each individual chapter:
B. Youth Sexuality
D. Birth Control
E. Pregnancy Options
H. Appreciating Diversity
I. Mental Health
J. Substance Use Awareness
K. Body Image
L. Action Planning