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Peer Education

Research shows that teens get most of their information from other teens and prefer talking to someone of their own age about personal concerns.

Peer education programs have been used as public health strategies to promote various positive health behaviors.

PPSO’s REV youth receive extensive training on health, sexuality, presentation techniques, and answering difficult questions – strengthening their leadership skills. PPSO’s REV Peer Educators provide accurate information in presentations to middle school students on topics such as healthy relationships and consent. REV Peer Educators will strengthen their peers’ skills in building healthy relationships, communication, consent and decision making with content tied to Oregon Department of Education’s Standards and Guidelines for Sex Education.

For more information about PPSO’s youth leadership program, click here.

Lessons Offered

Consent 

Consent lessons focus on exploring boundaries and developing strong communication skills. Through engaging activities and peer-to-peer dialogue, students will learn what consent is, why consent is important, and how to navigate consent with increasing nuance through the lifespan. 

Healthy Relationships 

Healthy Relationships lessons focus on developing healthy peer and romantic relationships. Through engaging activities and peer-to-peer dialogue students will learn how to identify healthy, unhealthy, and abusive behaviors, and support those in their lives in unhealthy or abusive relationships. 

Gender Identity and Sexuality

Gender Identity and Sexuality lessons introduce and explore the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and sex assigned at birth and how these concepts contribute to one’s sense of identity. Through engaging activities and peer-to-peer dialogue students will learn terms and definitions and explore their own sense of identity.  

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