Lets Talk

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Let’s Talk is a 10-week group support programme that uses a family-centred approach to improve wellbeing, build HIV prevention knowledge and skills, and strengthen the mental health of adolescents and their caregivers.

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Participants learn skills to improve their ability to solve problems, cope with difficult emotions, resolve conflict and communicate more effectively.
Each session includes time to reflect on lessons learned and a home practice assignment. Ultimately Let’s Talk helps young people build knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions, including ones that will protect them from HIV.

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The Let’s Talk theory of change is based on the idea that empowering both caregivers and adolescents is the best way to create positive health outcomes for adolescents.
Involving both caregivers and adolescents builds stronger communication and support at home that lasts well beyond the programme.

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The Let’s Talk facilitator training uses a blended learning approach with instructor-led sessions and self-directed e-learning modules that feature a variety of interactive exercises designed to reinforce learning and recall.
Additional self-directed online courses are available for others working with adolescents and youth.

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Welcome to the Let's Talk programme

This innovative family-centred programme aims to lower young peoples’ risk of HIV infection by combining HIV education and behavioural skill-building with support for effective parenting and caregiver and adolescent psychological health. 

What is Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk goes beyond standard HIV prevention programming by focusing on positive parenting, mental health, and effective communication.

Programme Resources

Let’s Talk curricula and workbooks
are freely available to any
organisation interested in
implementing the programme.


Training is available to capacitate
Let’s Talk facilitators and others
working with adolescents
and youth.

Free access to Let’s Talk training is provided to qualifying organisations through the generous support of PEPFAR and USAID Southern Africa. 

Please contact us if your organisation would like to access the e-learning training materials; please provide some basic information on your implementation plans, targets, funding, and the expected number of trainees. 

Programme Sponsors

Financial support for this project was provided by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through Cooperative Agreements AID-674-A-12-00002 and 72067420CA00003 awarded by USAID Southern Africa to Tulane University. The contents of this project are the sole responsibility of Tulane University and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.