Wyman's Teen Outreach Program® (WTOP®)

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Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Wyman's Teen Outreach Program® (WTOP®) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Teen Pregnancy Services.

Target Population: Male and female adolescents in grades 6-12 who may come from disadvantaged circumstances

For children/adolescents ages: 11 – 19

Brief Description

The Wyman's Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning. TOP® is focused on key topics related to adolescent health and development, including building social, emotional, and life skills; developing a positive sense of self; and connecting with others. Specific curriculum lesson topics include health and wellness (including sexuality), emotion management, and self-understanding among many others. In addition, the development of supportive relationships with adult facilitators is a crucial part of the model, as are relationships with other peers in the program.TOP® has been adapted to fit the needs of special populations, including youth in foster care, justice involved youth, and LGBTQ youth. Any adaptations need Wyman's prior approval which can be requested through the program representative whose contact information is located at the end of this entry. Please note, the adapted versions have not been reviewed or rated by the CEBC.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Wyman'sTeen Outreach Program® (TOP®) are:

  • Improve social, emotional, and life skills
  • Support development of a positive sense of self
  • Strengthen connections to others
  • Improve academic outcomes and decrease risky behavior

Contact Information

Name: Christina Donald
Title: Senior Director of Partner Services
Agency/Affiliation: Wyman
Website: www.wymancenter.org
Email: Christina. Donald@wymancenter.org
Phone: (314) 717-2071

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: August 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: August 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: August 2017