Planned Parenthood

Greater Texas

Parents, Educators, and Peers (PEP)

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Talk to your teen. There's no better resource than a supportive parent. We know it can be difficult, and we're here to help.

Texas has the third highest rate of teen pregnancies and the highest rate of repeat teen births in the US. Planned Parenthood education and outreach programs employ a three-part approach that engages parents, educators, and peers to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in the communities we serve.

Parents
Young people who talk with their parents about sex are more likely to postpone having sex and to make healthier decisions about sexual behavior. With the goal of educating parents and increasing communication at home to keep kids safe and healthy, Planned Parenthood launched the Talk First! or Hable Primero! bilingual parent education program.

Educators
All of Planned Parenthood's education programs are facilitated by professional health educators trained to provide age-appropriate, evidence-based information to the community. We offer health promotion and pregnancy prevention education to thousands of teens and parents annually at public, private, and charter schools; vocational schools, colleges, and universities; probation and detention facilities; shelters; and youth-serving organizations.

Peers
Planned Parenthood hosts several programs where students are educated to become resources on topics of importance to teen health. Supervised by Planned Parenthood health educators, participants then perform peer-to-peer outreach in schools and other settings.


To learn more about our education and community outreach programs, contact a representative in your area:

Austin
(512) 485-0130 ext. 417
healtheducationaustin@ppgt.org

North Texas
(817) 882-1155 ext. 23236
healtheducationnorthtexas@ppgt.org

Waco
(254) 492-1779
healtheducationwaco@ppgt.org


Para obtener más información acerca de nuestros programas educativos para la comunidad en español, contacte la educadora en salud bilingüe de Planned Parenthood a (512) 485-0130 ext. 416 o educadora@ppgt.org.


Find more resources for parentsteens, and educators from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America website.

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Parents, Educators and Peers (PEP)