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Workshop Offerings

Highland Family Planning offers educational workshops to schools, community organizations, and youth serving agencies at NO COST!

In addition to the workshop offerings listed here, our educators can design workshops to fit the specific needs of your group. All of the workshops can be modified to be age appropriate for your audience. Educators serve audiences ranging from youth and teens to adults, parents, families, agency staff, professionals and others.

HFP has designed the curricula that has been approved by the RCSD. Educators are also trained to deliver nationally recognized evidence based interventions Making Proud Choices and Be Proud Be Responsible.

Be Proud Be Responsible

A nationally recognized evidence based intervention that focuses on a safer-sex approach to HIV/STD’s and teen pregnancy prevention. There are six one-hour modules that can be delivered over a series of weeks or as a two day intensive workshop. This program is designed for High School aged participants. Schedule a session

Contraceptive Methods

An informative workshop designed to give students the most up-to-date information on all FDA approved birth control options. The discussion includes information about effectiveness, proper use, potential side effects, etc. Schedule a session

Healthy Decision Making

This workshop aims to teach young people about the ways in which their emotions influence their thinking and behavior. Participants learn how to use critical thinking to assess the risk involved in many real life situations. These lessons can be tailored to the needs of your group. Schedule a session

Healthy Relationships

This workshop or series of workshops aims to educate participants about unhealthy power and control dynamics in relationships and intimate partner violence. Participants will receive information that increases their understanding of dating violence/abuse, challenge misconceptions or beliefs that “support” abuse, and increase knowledge of and access to support services for those who may be affected by abusive relationships. Educators use lessons from Safe Dates and Love Notes curriculums. Schedule a session

Making Proud Choices

A nationally recognized evidence based intervention that focuses on a safer-sex approach to HIV/STD’s and teen pregnancy prevention. There are eight one-hour modules that can be delivered over a series of weeks or as a two day intensive workshop. This program is designed for 7th-8th graders. Schedule a session


Professional Development

“Preventing Teen Pregnancy with LARC” is funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation and coordinated through the Hoekelman Center at URMC. Our core team of community partners includes: Metro Council for Teen Potential,  Highland Family Planning, and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY. Together with these partners, we offer education on long-acting reversible contraception to adults who work with youth, both in community and healthcare settings. Our team hopes to facilitate an increase in effective birth control for teens by connecting and informing anyone who has contact with youths. Schedule a session

Self Esteem

This workshop or series of workshops uses activities and discussion to discuss self-esteem and body image issues facing young people. Participants learn the definition of self-esteem, take personal inventories, discuss the effects of societal influences and other factors on a person’s self-esteem. Schedule a session

Sexuality

Sexuality is much more than just sexual feelings or intercourse. This workshop gives youths a comprehensive look at sexuality and how it pertains to the person who they are now and who they will become. Myths about sex and  puberty are dispelled in this workshop and students are given factual information. The lesson includes discussion of all of the feelings and behaviors associated with the concept of gender; being attractive and being in love; as well relationships, intimacy, sensuality, sexual identity, sexual health and reproduction and sexualization. Schedule a session

STI Prevention

An educational workshop designed to increase students’ awareness of the different types of sexually transmitted infections, the prevalence of infection in their age group, and how to protect themselves from infection. Participants are given unbiased and factual information about infections as well as up-to-date statistical information about STI’s. This workshop highlights regular testing and condom use as effective methods of prevention. Schedule a session

Teaching Safer Sex

A comprehensive sexuality education curriculum made up of 50 lessons that can be facilitated together or individually. The goal of this curriculum is to help participants explore the many aspects of safer sex and STIs in order to support the health and well-being of themselves, their family, friends, acquaintances, and society at large through a variety of activities and games. Schedule a session