Recently PREP had the pleasure of seeing the movie “Screenagers” with 3 teens and 3 adults and asking for their movie review. Two of the adults work in education and have young children of their own. The third adult was a parent to one of the teens who attended. Prior to seeing the movie, I […]
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Padres latinos hablando de sexo? Suena inusual Por qué tendrían nuestros padres la necesidad de hacerlo? Al crecer en un hogar hispano, escuché la palabra ‘sexo’ con bastante frecuencia. Me enseñaron las reglas sobre relaciones sexuales a una edad muy temprana. Crecer de tal manera, esa conversación se volvió normal para mí. Cuando el tema […]
Written by Maria Isela Ventura, Middle School Student Latino parents talking about sex? Sounds unusual. Why would our guardians ever have the need to do it? Growing up in a Hispanic household, I heard the word ‘sex’ quite often. I was taught the rules of sexual relationships at a very young age. Growing up in such […]
Community Engagement Pregnancy prevention can take a variety of directions when trying to reach teens. During the summertime in Garfield County Colorado teen interns are paid for their community engagement while volunteering at local events, festivals like Strawberry Days and with other non-profit agencies; some of which have very different missions than preventing teen pregnancy. […]
Feeling Overwhelmed & Stressed In the Roaring Fork Valley, mental health services are limited; especially for Spanish speaking persons. And even if someone was capable of accessing these services, chances are they are cost prohibitive. Many teens report having stress and anxiety and statistics show that many will or have experienced some form of trauma […]
Knowing that teaching sexuality education comes with its own inherent ‘issues’ (unlike most all other subjects) teachers, in general, have a deep concern for how well they’re doing. They often wonder if they’re teaching it correctly saying the right things saying the wrong things getting through to students giving all the right answers creating a […]
You know the saying, ‘give them an inch, and they’ll take a mile’? Well, give these two PREP interns freedom to create with medically accurate, age appropriate sexual health knowledge, and you get an instructional video on proper condom use! While the singing isn’t pitch perfect, the steps to proper condom use are indeed correct. […]
Youth Voice thru the Spoken Word This summer Garfield County PREP teens were given the opportunity to create original drug PSA’s with the intention of presenting at a youth open mic night in a local community. Some of the teens chose to create videos to deliver their drug prevention message. Josefina Venegas of Rifle, CO […]