Bilingual (English/Spanish) community health educators deliver sex education and information to adults, teens, and families to help them make the healthy decisions necessary to build a strong and healthy future.
- Teen Talk
Teen Talk is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum designed to educate young people about sexuality and sexual health. It supports clarification of values about gender roles, relationships, and sexuality, provides information about where to obtain reproductive health care, encourages parent and trusted adult communications, and is LGBTQ+ inclusive. Studies show that implementing LGBTQ-inclusive curricula has a positive effect on all program participants, including fewer homophobic remarks and greater acceptance of LGBTQ youth.
- Positively Speaking
Positively Speaking offers a unique opportunity for audiences to better understand the life experiences of individuals living with or affected by HIV. Speakers share their stories before, during, and after diagnosis, bringing a personal dimension to prevention education, and building compassion for people living with HIV.
- Planned Parenthood 101
Planned Parenthood 101 workshops are designed to introduce the community to the information they need to lead healthy lives and make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. These one-hour long presentations deliver information on Planned Parenthood services, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and birth control methods.
The Chat/Text program, led by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, enables adolescents and young adults to contact health educators through text or instant messaging to ask questions about: birth control, STI testing, pregnancy testing, or abortion. All are encouraged to access Planned Parenthood health services, as appropriate.
Health educators are critical in addressing the lack of access to sex education and sexual and reproductive health care in the Latinx community. Following rigorous Spanish-language training, Promotorxs lead culturally-relevant prevention education workshops in the community, including with friends and family members, with whom they have the greatest influence. They support peers in accessing services, including HIV testing.
The Community Engagement team and volunteers participate in community meetings, as well as health and resource fairs, offering information about sexual and reproductive health and Planned Parenthood services.
For more information, email [email protected]