Prevention Plus Wellness Teen Contracts


Home contracts help parents communicate clear behavior guidelines to their teens.  By having teens involved in writing the contract and signing it with the parents/guardians, it increases their accountability and motivation to follow family rules.   

Well-designed home contracts can provide structure and consistency needed for positive youth development.  They can also teach youth that actions have consequences, both good or bad. 

However, typical home and teen contracts stress only avoiding negative or harmful behaviors.  They lack provisions to promote positive behaviors and identity critical to successfully avoiding harmful habits and developing healthy, fit and successful lifestyles among youth. 

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Teen Contracts are uniquely designed to help your teen avoid harmful and unhealthy behaviors, while fostering a protective wellness lifestyle and positive self-identity.  Each PPW Teen Contract is founded on our proven, evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness Model, which has been used to effectively develop dozens of programs and tools that connect wellness promotion with avoidance of risky behaviors.          

PPW Teen Contracts were created to empower parents and guardians to provide positive guidelines and communication for increasing motivation and accountability for their teen’s behaviors, and to set and achieve positive life goals.  Each is quickly downloaded to your home or mobile device in an easy to use PDF document.   

Every PPW Teen Contract includes: 1) recommended list of positive behaviors for the teen to develop a wellness lifestyle and identity, 2) list of harmful behaviors the teen promises to avoid, 3) goal setting to increase healthy behaviors, 4) rewards for avoiding harmful behaviors and increasing healthy habits, 5) consequences for not avoiding harmful behaviors, 6) concluding motivational comments for the teen, and 7) a tip checklist for parents and teens to successfully complete their contract.    

PPW Teen Contracts address key concerns parents and guardians have with their teens, including: 1) Avoiding Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use Problems, 2) Improving School Grades and Attendance, 3) Avoiding Driving Citations and Accidents, 4) Following House Rules, and 5) Practicing Living a Moral Life.