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.
- Making Proud Choices! CA Edition
Health educators positively impact the sexual health outcomes of adolescents by delivering the gold standard of sex education: evidence-based programming. Participants gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Introductory modules focus on: self-identity, sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, and relationships. Optional parent/caregiver orientations support teen-adult communication. Optional tours provide youth the opportunity to become familiar with their nearest Planned Parenthood health center.
- 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, call Cindy Cruz at 805-722-1530