Since 1965, Planned Parenthood has been building healthy communities with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information.

Our innovative educational programs provide young people with the information they need to make healthy decisions, and empower teachers, parents, professionals, and caregivers with the necessary tools to have honest discussions with the young people in their lives

Learn more about our programs below or schedule a presentation.
 

Our programs

Young people benefit from access to facts and information about their own bodies. Our education programs serve more than 30,000 people every year. We have programs to provide an open door to teens who may not have an adult to answer questions, and to the adults who may not have all the answers.

Hotlines

Participants are able to anonymously call, text, or live chat their sexual and reproductive health questions for confidential, real-time answers from expert health educators.

Call: 877.4ME.2ASK (877.463.2275)
Text: 53634 (message and data rates may apply)
Chat: PlannedParenthoodChat.org

The information traded on this hotline is completely anonymous. The hotline is for educational purposes only. We do not give out medical advice.

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California Healthy Youth Act Presentations

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties offers in-person, comprehensive, and educational classroom presentations that align with the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act. These educational courses are available on a wide range of topics to encourage youth aged 12-19 to make healthy, informed decisions regarding their sexuality and health. All topics are gender inclusive, medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and available in Spanish and English.

Currently, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties is one of the only organizations in your area that offers courses that align with the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act.

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Community Education and Outreach

Planned Parenthood partners with more than 100 community organizations, colleges, resource centers, and other diverse groups through tabling events, classroom presentations, and community based settings.

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Peer Education Program

Youth, ages 15-19, have the opportunity to join this year-long program that empowers them to become leaders on their school campuses and in their community. Youth are invited to attend a 

2-day weekend training to become a certified peer health educator for the program. Participants gain leadership skills, learn how to be an advocate and a resource to their peers, and increase their knowledge on a variety of topics such as the importance of goals and values, dating violence, reproductive and sexual health topics, and much more. 

Certified peers have the opportunity to volunteer with PPOSBC, attend monthly meetings, participate in the annual peer banquet, and more! Students may also able to count their involvement towards community service hours! 

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Training for Professionals

This training is designed to provide teachers, social service workers, group home leaders, faith leaders, and others with practical answers for their adolescent client’s questions and behaviors about sexuality. Participants are guided through various information, communication, and advocacy-related skills by trained and certified Health Educators.

The interactive training is available via a 90-minute live webinar broadcast or a 4-hour hands-on training, which can be completed in one day, over several days, or as a lunch and learn. The training consists of 4 sessions that can be tailored and bundled according to the needs of the Organization. Participants will receive the most up-to-date, medically accurate information regarding youth rights and access to health services to encourage participants to become an informed resource for youth.

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Parent-Child Communication Workshop

This 90 minute course helps parents gain a greater understanding about the importance of communicating about sexual and reproductive health topics, values, and goals with their children. Parents learn about the developmental process, challenges faced by youth, and review effective strategies to improve communication. By the end of this course, parents are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to communicate effectively with their children about these topics in order to promote healthy adolescent sexual development. This course is available in English and Spanish.

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T.R.O.C. (Teens Realizing Opportunities and Choices)

This program equips teens with the knowledge, understanding, and behavioral skills necessary to make responsible decisions about their health and relationships. Certified health educators discuss gender roles, the importance of setting goals, skills for success, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted infections.
Offered only in San Bernardino County.

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Be Proud, Be Responsible

The theme “Be Proud! Be Responsible!” resonates across cultures and different age groups. The evidence-based curriculum has proven outcomes in increasing knowledge about HIV and STI transmission, unplanned pregnancy, and condom use. Accurate information imparted by a relatable facilitator among youth is enhanced with strong “negotiation and refusal skills.”

*Available only in Victorville, San Bernardino, and surrounding areas.

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Better Than Sex ED

The BetterThanSexEd.org website is a go-to resource for youth and adults alike. Visitors can contact our Hotline, request an appointment, find referrals for several services, and also read articles all written by the PPOSBC staff.

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