Our Education Department 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: inclusive, medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and available in Spanish and English.
Currently, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley is one of the only organizations in your area that offers teacher training and courses that align with the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act.
Our highly skilled, professional community health educators deliver education in a variety of settings and tailor the content to the needs of each school and community organization. Presentations can be previewed by teachers or parents, and outlines can be provided for review.
What is covered in PPPSGV education programs?
- Contain factual, up-to-date and medically accurate information, conforming to the California Education Code and Health Education Standards
- Assist teachers in meeting the California HIV/AIDS Education Standards and Health Education Standards
- Work as stand-alone presentations or as supplements to existing curricula
- Can be adapted to meet the needs of specific groups, grade levels, classrooms or settings
- Are designed with clear learning objectives
- Are always interactive and fun!
Typical presentations are about an hour long and include information and activities on one or more of these topics:
- Birth Control Methods (including abstinence)
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and prevention (including abstinence)
- Safer Sex Practices (including abstinence)
- Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
- HIV & AIDS
- Consent and boundaries
- Advocacy and Reproductive Rights
- Relationships & Negotiation
- Gender and Sexual Orientation
- Planned Parenthood Services
- Pregnancy Options
- Sexting and Social Media 101
- Sex, drugs and alcohol awareness
Where do you provide education?
Sexuality education can happen anywhere, but our formal presentations are most frequently conducted in:
- Schools - Public and Private elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges
- After-school programs
- Parent and care giver groups
- Faith-based organizations
- Foster youth and transitional living organizations
- Rehabilitation units and shelters
- LGBTQ communities
- Youth-serving organizations (Boys & Girls Clubs, community centers, scout groups, etc.)
- Social service / health agencies
Need technical assistance?
Interested in offering comprehensive sexuality education to your students or participants? Having challenges addressing certain sexuality issues with patients or clients?
PPPSGV staff has expertise and experience regarding a wide variety of sexuality issues, including adolescent sexuality, parent-child communication about sexuality, and inclusive sexuality education for various audiences, such as LGBTQ youth, adolescents and adults with disabilities, Latino communities and foster and transitional age youth.
Our staff has provided consultation and assistance to community organizations, school districts, and parent groups.