Sex Ed and HIV Prevention in compliance with the CA Healthy Youth Act
The CA Healthy Youth Act (2016) requires age-appropriate, medically accurate instruction in sexual health & HIV prevention — at least once in middle school and once in high school.
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Peer educators and PPMM staff conduct group presentations and one-on-one outreach activities in various community settings that provide information about contraception, prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and how to obtain reproductive health services.
Comprehensive Case Management - for pregnant or parenting teens
Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) and Cal-Learn – AFLP is designed to enhance the health, social and economic well-being of pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children. AFLP assesses clients’ needs and helps young parents to stay in school. The program offers links to community resources that promote healthy pregnancies, support effective parenting and encourage socioeconomic independence.
Family Life Education
PPMM staff provides multi-session programs in schools and other community settings to address sexuality and family-life education. Topics include learning about prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the range of birth control options and skills for effective communication, negotiation and decision-making.
Male Involvement (Investment) Program
This program teaches communication and problem-solving skills to young men who are at especially high risk. MIP support groups, offered in community settings as well as juvenile detention facilities, are designed to encourage male responsibility in the family, effective decision-making and leadership.
Middle-School-Aged Sexuality Program
Young teens are coached to navigate the pressures that can lead to premature sexual activity and taught to develop effective communication skills. Classes also provide information about contraception and how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
These workshops are designed to provide resources that assist parents in talking with their children about reproductive health issues. Workshops are conducted in community settings and can include single-session or multiple-session presentations.
Peer Education Program
Youth and young adults are recruited and trained to go into the community and provide information about contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and getting access to reproductive health services.
Since 1998, young people all over California have been tuning in to the reproductive health call-in show “Rockin' da House” to learn more about contraceptives and how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The show features a panel staffed by Planned Parenthood educators and in California airs on the Radio Bilingue network (KHDC 90.9 FM in Salinas, KMPO 88.7 FM in Modesto, KSJV 91.5 FM in Fresno, KTQX 90.1 in Bakersfield, and KUBO 88.7 in El Centro). It also streams live at http://www.radiobilingue.org/
These weekly support groups for pregnant and parenting teen mothers offer strategies for coping with young motherhood and building a positive future. The program emphasizes maintaining current family size, setting short- and long-term goals, increasing self-esteem, completing high school and aiming for higher education. If you are interested in joining a Teen Success Group please click here to learn more.
This support group targets 11-14 year olds who are at very high risk of having unintended pregnancies. The program is designed to build self-esteem, provides information and offers activities to encourage young girls to be responsible and delay pregnancy at least until they finish high school.
For more information about any of these programs, please feel free to contact us.