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Planned Parenthood

Mid-Hudson Valley

For Professionals

webzine-050000-Sex-Ed-C.jpgImagine a place where professionals engage in meaningful dialogue about health and sexuality, where learning is interactive and inspiring and where creativity is encouraged.

At Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley we develop conferences and trainings that empower professionals to work effectively with students and clients on all aspects of sexual health. Our educators have extensive experience talking about sensitive topics, and we share that expertise with professionals.

Whether you're an educator, health care provider, human service professional, youth worker or faith community leader, we provide training that will help you facilitate communication about sexuality and update your awareness of current issues.

In addition to the programs listed below, special seminars are offered throughout the year. Contact us at (845) 838-1200 ext. 107. Training programs can be tailored to each group's needs.

Teen Sexuality

  • What is "typical" adolescent development? What to expect at what age? (From 0-18 years old)
  • What sexual pressures are today's teens facing? Are they making risky sexual decisions?
  • What barriers to responsible sexual behavior exist or affect decisions?
  • What are “teachable moments” and how to answer difficult questions?
  • Enhancing communication skills.
  • Planned Parenthood Services & New York State Minor’s Reproductive Rights.
  • This workshop addresses these questions and provides learners a chance to practice their new skills through experiential learning activities. 

Contraceptive Update

This workshop presents current information on use and effectiveness of all available contraceptive methods, including:

  • long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCS)
    • IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, Paragard)
    • Implants (Nexplanon)
    • The Patch (Ortho Evra)
    • The Ring (Nuvaring)
    • The Shot (Depo Provera)
    • Internal and External Condoms
    • Emergency Contraception (morning after pill, Plan B)

Participants will learn the proper use of each method and examine common misconceptions about them. This workshop also explores how to impart information in an impartial manner and the steps an individual follows in choosing an appropriate form of contraception.

HIV Update

It is difficult to keep abreast of the latest information on HIV/AIDS. This program updates the facts about HIV transmission and prevention and discusses how the virus impacts our society. Special attention is given to new medical treatments, pre exposure prophylactic (PREP), post exposure prophylactic (PEP), updates on HIV antibody testing and safer sex practices.

Contact Us

For more information, call or email Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley's Education Department.

(845) 838-1200, Ext. 107

Email: [email protected]


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For Professionals