Berks County

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The following sexuality education programs can be found in Berks County, Pennsylvania:

The Spectrum

Organization: Planned Parenthood Keystone
Program Site: Community
Program Orientation: [ninja-popup ID=85483]Youth Development[/ninja-popup]
Demonstrated Effectiveness: [ninja-popup ID=85477]Other[/ninja-popup]
Serving: 14 to 21 year olds; may include a special focus for LGBTQ youth[ninja-popup ID=85406]*[/ninja-popup]
Description: The Spectrum is a weekly LGBTQA+ youth program that features a blend of education, recreation and advocacy. Program topics include sexuality education, life skills, LGBTQA+ history, guest speakers, game nights and activities to promote health, wellness and a strong sense of belonging within LGBTQA+ communities and the world. The program is confidential, free and provides a space where LGBTQA+ youth can learn, build support networks, and have fun. More Information.


Be Proud! Be Responsible!

Organization: Planned Parenthood Keystone
Program Site: School, Community
Program Orientation: [ninja-popup ID=85481]Sexual Health Education[/ninja-popup]
Demonstrated Effectiveness: [ninja-popup ID=85401] Evidence-based [/ninja-popup]
Serving: 11 to 18 year olds[ninja-popup ID=85406]*[/ninja-popup]
Description: Be Proud! Be Responsible! is a five hour intervention (delivered in six fifty-minute modules), designed to modify behaviors and build knowledge, understanding, and a sense of responsibility regarding STD/HIV risk in vulnerable youth. The intervention aims to affect knowledge, beliefs, and intentions related to condom use and sexual behaviors such as initiation and frequency of intercourse. Planned Parenthood Keystone has trained educators on staff to deliver Be Proud! Be Responsible! More information.

Making Proud Choices

Organization: Reading School District
Program Site: School
Program Orientation: [ninja-popup ID=85481]Sexual Health Education[/ninja-popup]
Demonstrated Effectiveness: [ninja-popup ID=85401]Evidence-Based [/ninja-popup]
Serving: 10 to 15 year olds [ninja-popup ID=85406]*[/ninja-popup]
Description: We are currently teaching Be Proud! Be Responsible! to our middle school students. We also provide Making Proud Choices to Middle/High School Students.
Be Proud! Be Responsible! is comprised of a series of fun and interactive learning experiences designed to increase participation and enhance learning. Activities include educational videos, trigger films, role plays, condom demonstrations and other exercises. Most activities are brief, lasting no more than 20 minutes. The goals of the program are to: help young people change behaviors that place them at risk for HIV, delay the initiation of sex among sexually inexperienced youth, reduce unprotected sex among sexually active youth, and help young people make proud and responsible decisions about their sexual behaviors. As a result of participating in Be Proud! Be Responsible! students will be able to: increase their knowledge about HIV, AIDS and risk behaviors, believe in the value of safer sex and abstinence, have confidence in their ability to negotiate safer sex and use condoms correctly, be able to use condoms and negotiate sexual situations, intend to practice safer sex, reduce sexual risk behaviors, take pride in and responsibility for choosing responsible sexual behaviors.
Making Proud Choices! An Evidence-Based, Safer-Sex Approach to Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STD Prevention is an 8-module curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex. The intervention is based on cognitive-behavioral theories, focus groups and the authors’ extensive experience working with youth.

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