Learn about our educational programs below.
Teen Advocates for Sexual Health
Since 2000, Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) has been our most successful sex education program to date. TASH is a youth group supporting high school teens making a difference in their communities. TASH students represent diverse backgrounds, and is open to high schoolers from the St. Louis area, Southwest Missouri, Southeast Missouri, and Southwest Illinois. TASH meetings run throughout the academic school year.
Youth Peer Education Training
Youth Peer Education Training is a 45-hour program that teaches high school teens how to become trusted resources for sharing age-appropriate sex education to otherwise unreachable youth. Peer educators represent diverse backgrounds from the St. Louis area, Southwest Missouri, and Southeast Missouri. Peer Education training is taught throughout the academic school year, and participants earn a Certificate from the Education Department upon completion. Please list this program by name to request more information from our Education Department.
Training for Professionals Who Work with Youth
Intended audience: Professionals who work with young people (middle school through early 20s), such as school counselors, coaches, health teachers, after-school program leaders, youth mentors, etc.
This training is designed for professionals who provide youth with sexual health information, formally or informally. The training prepares professionals to become “askable”, trustworthy adults in a young person’s life. The training reviews relevant and common concerns, and prepares participants to respond to questions compassionately and effectively. Please list this program by name to request a consultation with our Education Department.
Training for Medical Staff
Intended audience: Medical staff, residents, physicians, and clinicians.
This training introduces culturally humble practices and keys to taking a sexual health history and screening for trauma and abuse. This training offers experiential learning with a chance to build skills around addressing sexual health history and concerns with patients, with a specific inclusion of LGBTQ patients. The training briefly reviews the impact of racism, heteronormativity, and cisgenderism in medicine, and may focus more on specific populations, such as teens and older adults, as requested. Please list this program by name to request a consultation with our Education Department.
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