The Teen Pregnancy Prevention program will provide comprehensive sex education to parents and youth through peer health educators, community workshops and community events. The purpose of the program is to address the reproductive and sexual health attitudes and behaviors that contribute to high adolescent births and STI rates among low-income youth in the community. The goals of this program are to fill the gaps in comprehensive sex education provided at schools, and work toward significantly reducing the adolescent birth rate and STI cases in Madera.
Parent and Youth Peer Health Educators receive training to develop their skills and acquire new information under the following areas:
Anatomy and Physiology, Birth Control and STIs, Healthy Relationships and Communication, Refusal Skills, Boundaries and Consent, Sexuality Education and Resources, Community Resources and Laws, Presentation Skills and Tough Questions, Facilitation and Public Speaking, Values and Personal Expectations, Teen Brain and Behavior
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program introduces Yo soy tu nina At John Wells Youth Center for community members on May 31st at 5:30 pm. The goal was to get parents and youth to have better communication with each other. We had an estimate of 60 parents and youth attend this event.
Youth Peer Health Educators recruit and share reproductive health information with their community at the Fruit and Veggie Fest.
Guillermo was the brave one on our team and volunteered to represent our organization by taking a ride on the mechanical bull.
Evelyn- Peer Health Educator/Youth Coordinator Presents the topics of: Teen brain and behavior, communication with your children, and HIV/ STDs and Birth Control at the Trinity Lutheran Church to a group of 30 parents that are involved in the community.