At Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, we offer medically accurate, age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education programs. We can come in to teach students directly or provide training to teachers and administrators.
Learn more about our programs for schools:
Get Real! (Grades 6 - 12)
Get REAL! (Responsible Education About Life) is an evidence-based program, designed to equip youth with the knowledge and skills they need to delay the onset of sexual involvement and to reduce the risks of sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy. Educators work with youth to ensure they have the skills and information necessary to become happy, healthy, and sexually responsible adults.
Our Whole Lives (Grades K - 8)
A modified comprehensive sexuality education program based on the OWL (Our Whole Lives) curriculum developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, it not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the many facets of sexuality.
Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (Grades 4 - 12)
Sexual violence can have harmful and lasting consequences for victims, families and communities. Planned Parenthood has several sexual assault and violence prevention programs that empower youth to recognize healthy, age-appropriate behaviors and avoid unhealthy and dangerous relationships that could result in sexual assault. This 5-session program is designed for middle and high school-aged youth and will promote knowledge and teach skills that lead to healthy lifestyles.
The READY program reduces interpersonal violence by teaching students, care-givers, and school personnel how to identify healthy vs unhealthy behaviors, how to communicate effectively, and how to intervene safely to prevent acts of violence.
Violence Education and Prevention Skills
Day 1) Healthy Relationships
Day 2) Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships
Day 3) Effective Communication
Day 4) Recognizing Bullying vs. Fighting (6th-8th grade),
Sexual Assault Recognition (9th-12th grade)
Day 5) Bystander Intervention Skills
The READY program also includes parent/guardian involvement and staff development opportunities. Parents have enormous impact on the feelings and beliefs their children develop about relationships and sexuality. Through the READY program, young people in the 6th-12th grades will learn how to prevent bullying and relationship violence, but the conversations at home will be the most impactful.
Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum Training
One of the most critical factors that influence the effectiveness of sexual health education programs is the comfort and skill of the person teaching it. Without proper training, it’s easy for teachers and administration to unintentionally come across as judgmental and unsupportive. Planned Parenthood can offer training for your entire staff! We offer trainings on a variety of sexual health topics, curriculums and supportive tools that the whole school staff can use.
Request a Training
Contact us at 513-824-7864 or email us at [email protected].