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Training for Professionals

PPSO offers training for those who work with – or preparing to work with – youth.  Our goal is to develop a network of ‘askable’ adults who are informed, trusted resources for young people, and who are prepared and available to support them in their sexual health.

Sex Ed Boot Camp– This 2-day training is designed to help professionals build comfort and skills to provide positive, accurate, and age appropriate sexuality education in a variety of school and community settings.

Sex Ed Boot Camp is intended for youth-serving professionals, including school and community educators, social service professionals, counselors, and others who work with young people.

Register at bit.ly/SexEdBootCamp.

As a result of Sex Ed Boot Camp, participants will:

  •  Recognize how individual values and experiences influence conversations with young people about sexuality;
  • Reframe sex education messages in a positive, youth-affirming, and inclusive way;
  • Identify tools for responding to challenging questions about sexuality;
  • Identify and practice ways to respond to young people’s genuine concerns and issues about sexuality
  • Build awareness and skills to implement inclusive practices when working with young people; and
  • Gain updated sexual health information and resources.

“Sex Ed Boot Camp really challenged me to consider how my own sexuality has been shaped which will then allow me to better assist and provide teens with important information regarding their sexuality.”
-- 
Sex Ed Boot Camp participant

“After Sex Ed Boot Camp, I now have a better understanding of how my assumptions color how I talk and teach.” 
-- 
High School Teacher

Mini Sex Ed Boot Camp– a modified Sex Ed Boot Camp training can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) facilitator training- PPSO offers two-day certification training for those who want to facilitate the OWL curriculum for elementary, middle and high school aged youth. OWL values self worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice and inclusivity.

Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive education curriculum that is grounded in a holistic view of sexuality throughout the lifespan. It helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional and social aspects of sexuality.

Adolescent Health Care Communication Project (AHCCP)- This innovative youth-led training helps current and future health care providers interact and communicate with young people around sexual health issues. AHCCP works by bridging the communication gap and supporting engagement and trust between health care providers and their youth patients. Youth trainers offer accurate, authentic advice and insight about concerns and preferences related to sexual and reproductive health care.

“I think this project is fantastic and very helpful to providers who really want to connect to all of their patients.” 

“Ten years in School-Based Health Centers and eight years in family planning and STD clinics, but I have never had this type of teen feedback." 

"It was very nice to get actual feedback from the patient.” 

“It helped me not only with my nursing skills, but also for communicating better with my teenage children.”