Youth Services & Education
The Women’s Health Youth Services program supports youth in their efforts to stay healthy and make responsible sexual decisions. Through clinical services, outreach events, classroom presentations, peer education and online social networking, Youth Services reached nearly 10,000 youth last year! Here’s a snapshot of our programs for youth and their adult allies:
SHAPE: The Sexual Health & AIDS Awareness Peer Education program is group of high school peer educators who receive medically-accurate information and training about STI/STDs, birth control, and healthy relationships. These students, in turn, teach their peers through presentations, outreach events, and one-to-one interactions. Learn more about becoming a SHAPE member or mentor
Community Health Education: Our Community Health Education program provides youth with medically-accurate, comprehensive sexuality education and access to services. We provide classroom presentations and presentations for parents (see below), as well as support and resources for teachers, parents and guardians, and youth-serving agencies.
Online Outreach: Youth Services is wired! In addition to our comprehensive and interactive website where teens can ask an anonymous sexual health question, we’re also on Twitter and Facebook. We were also first in Colorado to have an anonymous sexual health text message line so youth can get answers 24/7.
All of our clinical and educational services are free or low-cost and confidential. For more information on our services for teens and their adult allies, visit our Teen Clinic website.
Teen Clinic: All services at Teen Clinic are free or low-cost and confidential for patients 19 & under. Teens can be seen during any of our regular family planning hours or during special Teen Only hours at both our Boulder and Longmont locations. See more at the Teen Clinic website: www.teenclinic.org.
Not sure how to start (or continue) conversations with your kids about sex? Women’s Health can help!
Each of us, and therefore our kids, are growing and changing throughout our lives. We develop in our own way at our own time. While it may feel uncomfortable and awkward, parents and guardians play an important role in helping youth understand their sexuality is something to be handled with thought and value.
Periodically, Women’s Health community educators, medical practitioners, and members of our teen peer education group, SHAPE (Sexual Health & AIDS Awareness Peer Education), host presentations for parents. Join us for our Let’s Talk About Sex event to gain information and strengthen your confidence when talking with your children about healthy sexual relationships. Hear from a panel of experts who work with teens, and from teens themselves, about trends, pregnancy and STI prevention, and more. Leave with the information needed to support your pre-teen or teen in their ongoing efforts to stay healthy and make responsible sexual decisions.