Sex Education

Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific provides comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education in school settings in Butte, Contra Costa, Glenn, Napa, Shasta, Solano and Tehama counties.  PPSP has memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with most of the school districts in our communities of service; health educators are available to provide age appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education that meets statewide requirements as defined by SB 71 (California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act) in the California Education Code. 

The expert staff at PPSP understand that information alone isn't always enough to help young people make responsible choices about their sexuality and their futures.  Which is why, in addition to sexuality education classes and presentations, PPSP's staff facilitate a variety of youth development programs.  Each youth development program includes a Peer Education component where trained youth educators work with staff to give critical health information to their peers.

Information and Education Program
PPSP's Information and Education (I&E) Program is FLASH (Fairfield Leadership and Sexual Health).  There are 3 components (1) TOP (Teen Outreach Program) which provides community service opportunities for Fairfield youth. (2) Be Proud, Be Responsible curriculum for youth at Juvenile Hall and the Juvenile school. (3) Sex Education for Parents is a parent education program that encourages parents to talk to their children ages 8-18 about sexual health, drugs and alcohol, bulling and healthy relationships.

HIV Education/Prevention and Outreach Programs
PPSP's HIV programs in Napa and Solano counties provide education, prevention, outreach, and advocacy activities to diverse populations.

Peer Educators
PPSP's Peer Education programs give young people the opportunity to make a difference in their community. We currently have 6 Peer Education groups located in Contra Costa, Napa and Solano. 

Preparation for Puberty
As part of its Parent/Child Communication Program, PPSP provides workshops to help kids and parents navigate puberty.  Workshops are available for kids only or for parents and kids together.

To request a class or presentation or get more information about PPSP programs, contact the Community Services and Education Department at 925/676-0505 or Most classes/presentations are low- or no-cost.

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