Planned Parenthood Health Educators frequently attend professional trainings and workshops to ensure the educational programs provided are current, accurate, and age-appropriate. Educational programs can be tailored to the specific needs of your classroom or group. If you are interested in scheduling one of the following programs or would like to be notified of current family program offerings, please contact us at [email protected].
Presentations for Schools & Organizations
Planned Parenthood offers education programs free to public schools and other social service agencies. Our Health Educators are dedicated to providing quality programs and frequently work closely with teachers and program coordinators to design presentations that are customized to a specific classroom or group. Topics include:
- Sexually Transmitted Disease and HIV
- Teen Pregnancy & Paternity Issues
- Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology
- Puberty & Sexual Development
- Responsible Decision Making Communication & Refusal Skills
- Gender Roles & Stereotypes
- Relationships & Dating
- Acquaintance Rape
- Dating Violence
- Sexual Harassment
- Talking About Sexuality
- Media Messages & Body Image
Parent Talk Workshop These workshops are for parents of preschool children and are designed to promote positive parent-child communication when children begin to ask tough questions about sex, sexuality and reproduction. The workshop also discusses protecting children from sexual abuse and distinguishing signs of natural curiosity and development from potential signs of sexual abuse. This program is available to the public, interested organizations and co-op preschools.
Bloomers Workshops Planned Parenthood has long emphasized educational programs that allow boys and girls going through puberty to have accurate information. Puberty is stressful enough without compounding anxieties with ignorance. Our Bloomers programs serve 9-12 year olds and their parents or caregivers. The programs foster positive parent-child communication in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It covers anatomy and physiology, the physical and emotional changes of puberty, and reproductive health and hygiene. This program is available to the public and interested organizations.
Teen Talk (for parents of teens) Although Planned Parenthood promotes life-long sexuality education beginning early, it is never too late to start! This program is designed for parents of either middle school or high school students looking for some help communicating with their teens. The interactive discussion will include topics such as: teen sexual behavior in today's society, media messages and influence, sexuality education in the schools, and communication that promotes responsible behavior. This program is available to the public and other interested organizations.