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Types of Training
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Adolescent development trainings focus on best practices for supporting young people who are transitioning into adulthood and may include: reviews of stages of adolescent; discussions around appearance ideals, body confidence, and self-esteem; skill building activities for talking to young people about sexual and reproductive health and related topics; and other topics or exercises as requested.
Highly-sensitive topics including child abuse, domestic violence, and cyberbullying are the focus in these hands-on training events designed for groups of 15-30 participants.
Request a customized training for your staff delivered by our specially trained facilitators and youth partners. Trainings focus on best practices for providing youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services to youth and may include: values exploration exercises; a teen walk-through of your clinic with feedback; an overview of laws regarding minor consent and confidentiality to sexual and reproductive health services; a youth panel; guided action planning; and other topics or exercises as requested.
Teaching Sex Education
Our core skills training for sex ed is designed for sexual health educators working with youth and is delivered by members of our highly trained and experienced training cadre. This interactive training focuses on some of the core skills educators need to effectively implement any sex education program. Although designed for beginner-level participants, this training is valuable for sexual health educators with any level of experience. Topics include: values exploration; self-disclosure; answering difficult questions; and facilitation techniques. Additionally, we have several modules to add on to this training focused on trauma, LGBTQ, common strategies, and cultural proficiency.
Draw the Line/Respect the Line (DTL/RTL)
We offer an interactive 3-day Training of Educators for DTL/RTL. DTL/RTL is a program that emphasizes developing young people’s interpersonal and intrapersonal skills so that they can set sexual limits. DTL/RTL is a three-part program for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 designed to encourage youth to delay having sexual intercourse to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy.
Reducing the Risk (RTR)
We offer an interactive 2-day Training of Educators for RTR. RTR is an abstinence-plus sex education curriculum designed for youth in Grades 9 through 12 that focuses on the overall behavioral goal of encouraging youth to avoid unprotected sex by practicing abstinence or using contraception. Reducing the Risk is an evidence-based program that goes beyond facts about risk and protection to present a powerful, active approach to preventing teenage pregnancy and protecting against HIV and other STDs.
Making Proud Choices! (MPC!)
We offer an interactive 2-day Training of Educators for MPC! MPC! is a curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of STDs, HIV, and pregnancy by either abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex.