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Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) is thrilled to announce its successful bid for funding from the Maternal Child Adolescent Health division of the California Department of Public Health. This funding will provide comprehensive health education to middle-school and high-school adolescents through PPOSBC’s renowned Teen Talk program. PPOSBC is the sole agency throughout the state of California that was also granted funding for the specialized program Talking Parents, Healthy Teens, tailored explicitly to assist parents and caregivers.

The Teen Talk program stands as a pillar of empowerment for students, providing them with invaluable knowledge and resources to facilitate well-informed decisions regarding their sexual health and relationships. Recognizing the pivotal phase of adolescence and the exploration of independence, Teen Talk offers a platform that furnishes honest, impartial, and fact-based information. This program also carves out a safe space for young individuals to express their values and offers opportunities to engage with trustworthy adults without judgment. The curricula of Teen Talk are thoughtfully designed to be age-appropriate, medically accurate, and fully comply with the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA).

In parallel, the Talking Parents, Healthy Teens program serves as a guide for parents and caregivers. This program equips adults with the essential skills for fostering open and healthy communication with their adolescent children. By instilling effective communication strategies to promote healthy sexual development to lessen risky sexual behaviors. The program spans eight weekly sessions, each lasting an hour, and is facilitated by a trained health educator – conducted in English and/or in Spanish.

For those seeking evidence-based sex education programs in either San Bernardino or Orange County, reach out to Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties’ Community Education and Outreach Department, email [email protected]