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Education Department

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast recognizes the critical role of sexuality education in reducing the rate of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) including HIV.


Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast’s
Education Department now taking teens in
Palm Beach & Miami-Dade counties to the “TOP”!

PPSFTC is a certified replication partner of Wyman’s TOP® Program!

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) is an evidence-based program that aims to prevent teen pregnancy and increase academic success through a framework grounded in youth development.

Our Education Department is built on the belief system that youth should be valued and given all opportunities to grow and TOP® provides the foundation for our facilitators to contribute to the Life Skills, Healthy Behaviors and a Sense of Purpose that the youth of our communities need during their journey through adolescence. 

TOP® promotes positive development through a combination of curriculum guided group discussion and engagement in community service learning.

PPSFTC’s TOP® Facilitators are currently focused on providing TOP to 1,172 youth in both Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties and are successfully implementing programming in after-school, in-school, and community based settings.

For more information please contact: Elise Johansen – TOP® Director (Palm Beach County) or Jenevie Clark – TOP® Director (Miami-Dade) for further information.


Breast Health

Through Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida funding, our Breast Health Community Educator provides life-saving education to reduce high risk behaviors, promote healthy lifestyles, and increase Breast Self-Awareness, knowledge of family history and early breast cancer screening, especially among teens and women of color. For more information please contact : Melissa Dixon  Breast Health Educator


Parent Program: Time for Your Teen

A program designed specifically for parents to learn effective tools for communicating their values to their teen. It also aims to help parents understand how to keep their teen safe and help them reduce risky behaviors. In addition, parents will gain knowledge about adolescent development, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention.
The parent education can be conducted onsite at a community based organization or school. For more information please contact: Elise Johansen – TOP® Director (Palm Beach County)  


Teen Time®

Educational Outreach
Teen Time® strives to provide the youth of our community with the necessary essential skills to make educated, conscious decisions regarding their health and wellbeing. Our unique program consists of two evidence-based curricula for middle and high school students which serve youth ages 12 through 17.

Our programs are delivered by trained Community Health Educators and the programs are available to any youth serving agencies and organization such as after-care programs, juvenile justice services and schools, with instruction in human development, relationships, personal and interpersonal skills, and sexual health, as outlined by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

Teen Time® Reducing the Risk Program
• Modules covering a variety of topics including: healthy relationships, maintaining sexual health, teen pregnancy prevention and values & decision making
• Sessions are scheduled to occur once a week or as often as your schedule will allow
• Hands-on, interactive presentations with a Community Health Educator
• Games and activities to assist the youth with learning each topic
• Ideal for after-school sites and other community based youth programs

32 Hour Training Program
• 4 consecutive full days (32hrs) of hands-on, interactive presentations provided by a variety of our Education Department staff who are fully trained Community Health Educators
• Topics presented are similar to those included in Teen Time Reducing the Risk program.
• Additional topics can be added to address the specific needs of the group

One-time Presentations
• Your choice of topic from our Teen Time® Reducing the Risk program or other topic agreed upon
• Topics can be tailored to the needs of your group and remain age-appropriate
• Available to groups whose youth and adults who fall outside our targeted age-range
Health Fairs
• Our Community Health Educators can staff a table/booth at your health/resource fair at which they will share and disseminate information to all attendees on sexual and reproductive health.

Health Fairs
• Our Community Health Educators can staff a table/booth at your health/resource fair at which they will share and disseminate information to all attendees on sexual and reproductive health.


Medical Services

The Teen Time® Medical Services focuses on low-cost reproductive services and medically-accurate sexuality education covering abstinence, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and teen pregnancy for youth between 12 and 17. Services are offered in teen-friendly environments.

Services Include:
• Initial Visit/Annual Exam (for males and females!)
• Sexually Transmitted Infection testing and treatment for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis
• Birth control (pills and Depo-Provera injections)
• Pregnancy Testing
• HIV testing
• Emergency Contraception

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For addtional information please contact:

Elise Johansen – TOP® Director (Palm Beach County) 

Jenevie Clark – TOP® Director (Miami-Dade)

Karyll Scott-Honeycutt - Sr. Community Health Educator (Broward)

 

 


 




 


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