Planned Parenthood's Sexual Health Experts
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 941-365-3913, Ext. 1026
Our education programs provide age appropriate, medically-based information on human sexuality and life development education. Program and workshop lengths and content vary and are determined by the needs of the agency in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Education and Training staff. Curriculum on any aspect of human sexuality, reproductive health, sexual responsibility and personal responsibility can be developed and provided. All classes are interactive, allow ample time for questions and to address issues that arise during the session.
If you are interested in arranging a presentation, or would like more information on our available resources, including Spanish language materials, please contact us for more information.
Sexuality Education for Youth
Teen Outreach Program (TOP): The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is an evidence-based best practice program specifically designed for teens in 6th to 12th grade. TOP reduces the risk of problem behavior while promoting healthy choices and empowering teens to lead successful lives and build strong communities. There are three essential goals that every teen in our program can build a foundation of success from: healthy behaviors, life skills, and a sense of purpose. TOP is delivered in weekly 1 hour sessions over the course of 4 or 9 months. These sessions include engaging the teens in the evidence-based "Changing Scenes" curriculum as well as their participation in community service learning projects.
Sexuality Education Programs for Teens: Human sexuality education programs are designed as a series of classes to introduce teens to reproductive anatomy, healthy relationships, pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease prevention and sexual decision making.
Peer Educators -Teens Teaching Teens: This series of classes are designed specifically for teens who want to advance their knowledge on sexuality after completing a basic series of classes on sexuality. Teens become peer educators capable of answering questions that address human sexuality, pregnancy STI prevention, good decision-making, dating relations and sexual responsibility. Teens may earn community service hours or an incentive program may be developed in conjunction with this training.
411 Program: This 5-hour program is designed for youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System. The interactive workshops provide young people with the information to promote responsible choices and decisions, now and in the future. The topics include: Understanding Your Body and Decision Making, Personal Values, Responsibilities, and Relationships, Parenting, and My Life: Present and Future
Positive Encounters - Helping Adults Talk to Teens About Sexuality: This workshop is designed to help parents, agency staff and other professionals serving young people develop the skills to address youths' sexual questions and concerns in an age appropriate, socially relevant manner and to reach youth in a non-judgmental way that will positively impact or redirect risky behavior.
Building Healthy Foundations: This workshop is designed to increase knowledge of normal sexual development in children and to facilitate communication between adults and children on issues related to sexuality in an age appropriate, socially relevant manner. Topics may include: What's Normal - What's Not, Age and Stages of Normal Sexual Development, How to Be an "Askable" Adult, and Answering a Child's Questions about Sexuality.
Teen/Adult Communication: This interactive workshop is designed to foster communication between adult caregivers and their teens on a large range of issues related to sexuality and responsible decision-making in an age appropriate, socially relevant manner. Teens and adults will work together to increase knowledge of sexual health issues and communication skills.
Mother Daughter Workshops: This five week course is designed to cultivate open, honest communication between mothers and their puberty-age daughters. Participants will benefit from the perspectives of others through participation in an interactive discussion about the physical, emotional and intellectual changes experiences by young girls entering puberty. Topics include effective communication, making and keeping friends, fighting fairly, self-esteem, body image, girl power, puberty-related changes and menstruation.
Adult Role Models (ARMS): This program is designed to prepare adults to educate others about the basics of contraception, STDs, communicating with a partner, and answering common questions from children to adults.