For more information or to pre-register for training, please call (716) 831-2200 extension 5925.
All BPLAAN Training Sessions are held at;
Planned Parenthood of Western New York
2697 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
2nd Floor Training Room - Access through Amherst Street side-door.
BPLAAN 2011 Training Sessions
Thursday January 20, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Sex has traditionally been a taboo topic in American Society. It is therefore normal for educators tasked with sex education to experience conflicted feelings and harbor opinions about what it right and wrong in sex education. P.A.R.S.E stands for Professional Attitudes Regarding Sex Education and this workshop offers a safe environment in which participants can identify where their own personal/professional conflicts about sex education may exist, enabling them to be more objective in the classroom. Elements of effective evidence-based sex education programs will also be presented.
Thursday February 17, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
New Strategies in 2011: Accessing Local Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services.
Learn about new education and medical services available to the youth with whom you work! The New York State Department of Health has implemented a new state-wide strategy for adolescent pregnancy prevention, funding three local agencies including Buffalo Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services(BFNC/BAPPS), Native American Community Services (NACS), and Planned Parenthood of Western New York (PPWNY). This workshop will provide an overview of the new strategy and its core components from each organization as well as prevention education and medical services available to adolescents and those who serve them.\
Thursday March 17, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
In Focus: Developmentally Disabled Youth and Family Planning Services
March is National Developmental Disabilities awareness month. Planned Parenthood of Western New York and Heritage Centers have teamed up to run focus groups with MR/DD youth and the staff that serve them to determine the barriers they face to sex education and access to reproductive health care. The results of these focus groups are presented in the context of VISCAT (Verbal Informed Sexual Consent Tool), a tool used to determine if someone with a developmental disability can consent to sex.
Thursday April 21, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
In Focus: Sexually Assaulted Youth and Family Planning Services
April is sexual assault awareness month. Planned Parenthood of Western New York has partnered with an organization that provides services to youth who have been sexually assaulted to determine what barriers these youth may face when they seek reproductive health care. This training focuses on illuminating these barriers and proposes ways in which we can all assist these vulnerable youth.
Thursday May 19, 2010 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
In Focus: Emotionally Disturbed Youth and Family Planning Services
May is mental health awareness month. This month’s in-focus youth group is emotionally disturbed youth. Planned Parenthood of Western New York has teamed up with a local school that serves this youth group to determine their unique needs when it comes to accessing family planning services. This training will discuss ways in which we can all help meet these needs in support of the health of emotionally disturbed youth.
Thursday June 16, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
In Focus: LGBTQ Youth and Reproductive Health Services
June is National LGBTQ Awareness Month and the BPLAAN In-focus training is on LGBTQ youth and reproductive health. Planned Parenthood of Western New York teamed up with Gay & Lesbian Youth Services to conduct focus groups aimed at determining the barriers that may be preventing LGBTQ youth from accessing reproductive healthcare services. This training discusses the focus group’s feedback as well as ways in which we can all support the health of LGBTQ youth.
Thursday July 21, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
The Sex Education of Young Males.
Traditionally, sex education has targeted females for prevention education leaving even experienced sex educators lacking in knowledge about how to reach teen males on the topic. This training provides participants with a better understanding of the teen male role in teen-aged pregnancy, male anatomy and physiology, male reproductive health diagnosis and services, and male-focused sex education guidelines to meet the needs of teen males.
Thursday August 18, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Birth Control Methods For Teens
Every year there are more birth control options made available to the American public but which ones are right for teens? Control of one’s fertility is fundamental to being in charge of one’s life and future, yet over 50% of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This training will offer a comprehensive look at birth control from abstinence to prescriptions and their implications for teens and teen pregnancy prevention.
Thursday September 15, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
“Net Cetera, Net Cetera…” Chatting with kids about being online.
Technology is advancing so quickly that educators, counselors, and parents often find themselves lacking the information and skills required to help young people navigate the risks presented by the “online world”. This training covers sexting, cyber-bullying, online privacy, and discussions about other risks associated with youth’s online conduct, content, and contacts, focusing especially on sex. Each participant will receive a copy of the Onguard Online booklet, “Net Cetera: Chatting with kids about being online”.
Thursday October 20, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Over twelve million cases of sexually transmitted infections are reported annually. It is important for professionals who work with adolescents to understand how to teach them assess their risks and ways they can prevent exposure to sexually transmitted infections as well as where to find appropriate health care when needed. This training will cover STIs, their affects, and the behaviors and risks important to prevention education.
Thursday November 17, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
In-Focus: Homeless Youth and Family Planning Services
November is National Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. Our BPLAAN Training In-focus youth are runaway, throwaway, homeless, and street youth. These youth lack basic safe shelter and care and are disconnected from many services, including family planning services. Planned Parenthood of Western New York, in cooperation with an organization that serves homeless youth, recently conducted focus groups to determine how we can all help homeless youth build bridges to family planning, teen pregnancy prevention, STD, and HIV/AIDS testing and treatment services.
Thursday December 15, 2011 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Affection and Protection: Tips for safer sex education.
This training highlights some of the most engaging lessons and activities from the evidence-based sex education programs currently offered as part of the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention project, including Making Proud Choices, Be proud Be Responsible, and the Teen Health Project.