Teen Health Mississippi provides training and resources to build the capacity of youth-serving adults and organizations to effectively implement research-based strategies, programs, and services that are guided by key positive youth development practices.
Foundations: Core Skills for Training for Sex Ed
Foundations: Core Skills for Training for Sex Ed covers the essential skills for facilitating sex education, including climate building in the classroom, understanding state and local sex education policies, facilitation techniques, values clarification, managing personal disclosure, and handling difficult questions and harassing comments.
Sex Ed Trainings
Sex Ed trainings provide customized training for your organization, school, or clinic, including but not limited to, trainings in Core Skills for Sex Education, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, Reducing the Risk, and Making Proud Choices.
Youth-Friendly Healthcare trainings provide a variety of youth-friendly trainings for clinics and organizations.
Parent/Askable Adults trainings help parents and adults gain confidence and knowledge to talk to teens about sex, body image, and healthy relationships.
Expectant and Parenting Youth
Expectant and Parenting Youth trainings teach participants about various aspects of working with youth who are expecting or parenting, from building trusting relationships and taking a trauma-informed approach to understanding confidentiality, consent and more.
We offer convenient, free, and low-cost online training, Answer online professional development workshops, webinars, and online courses through the Mississippi University for Women (The W) for sexual health educators. Learn more about each option and check back to find new opportunities.
Sexual Health Educator Certificate
Mississippi University for Women (The W) Professional Learning Academy has partnered with The W’s Department of Health and Kinesiology and Teen Health Mississippi to offer a Sexual Health Educator Certificate through a series of Continuing Education Courses.
Mental Health First Aid
Teen Health Mississippi now offers Mental Health First Aid training for youth and adults. In the courses, participants will learn how to be a mental health first responder and when and how to connect people to mental health services.
Expectant and Parenting Youth Training Series
Through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF), we provide trainings to service providers to build their capacity to support the unique needs of the expectant and parenting youth (EPY) they serve. That includes identifying and accessing the youth-friendly and high-quality medical, social, educational, and other services they need to be physically and emotionally healthy.