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ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Strong African American Families – Teen Program (SAAF-T) is a 5 session program designed for teens aged 14 – 16 and their caregivers. The goal of SAAF-T is to build on the strengths of African American families in order promote positive development throughout the teenage years. SAAF-T focuses on reducing risks that can get in the way of positive development, with a focus on reducing substance abuse and sexual risk-taking that can lead to HIV and other STIs.

Youth Topics

Learning about Likes, Choices, Money, Jobs, and the Future. Teens explorer Job Choices, Pay, and Education. They get a clear understanding about good/bad Choices and Consequences about Sex and Using Drugs. Teens set Goals for the Future and learn about and how to deal with racial issues or problems.

Caregiver Topics

Parenting Teens, Helping Teens Move toward Adulthood, Caregivers’ Involvement in School, Helping Teens with Peer Pressure and Temptations, and Helping your Teens Succeed in School.

Family Topics

Building Strong African American Families, Getting Along Away from Home and at Home, Getting Ahead in the World, Helping Teens Succeed in School, Appreciating Each Other, and Reaching Goals.


Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm