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Programs for Parents, Adults & Professionals

PPSO offers training for those who work with – or are 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.

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Education Programs and Resources

Sex Ed Boot Camp

This annual two-day summer training for youth-serving professionals, school and community educators, social service professionals, counselors and others who work with young people. Participants learn and practice effective strategies for addressing sexuality issues with young people in an inclusive, confident, affirming way.

“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)

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.

Twenty Pocket Tips for Parents

Communication tips for talking to your children about sex.


There's No Place Like Home...for Sex Education

This book was written with parents in mind. Young people's natural questions, behaviors and curiosities around sexuality create some of life's awkward and challenging moments for parents. Yet these opportunities invite parents to have important conversations - to share personal values, beliefs, and age-appropriate information with their children.

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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.

Feedback from training participants:

“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.”

The Heart Has No Wrinkles 

Sexuality and intimacy in the later years.

Sexuality is part of who we are as humans. Yet when talking about sexuality, many people fail to include those over the age of 50. Join Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon's expert educators for a seven-session course that will address the many dimensions of aging and sexuality.