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Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

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For Information Call:

Brandy Eaton

(216) 201-2001 ext. 1327

Erin Lark

Grant Coordinator
(216) 201-2001 ext. 1326

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) for Foster Care and Adjudicated Youth

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health is a local provider of PREP training, through funding awarded by the Ohio Department of Health, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

What is Ohio PREP?


Ohio Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) uses the Reducing the Risk (RTR) evidence-based curriculum to provide instruction to foster and adjudicated youth on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. Ohio PREP also incorporates three adulthood readiness topics (financial literacy, healthy relationships, and educational/career success) to provide 20 well-rounded sessions.

Who are Ohio PREP eligible youth?

Program eligible youth are:

  • Age 14-19
  • In foster care, residential placement, kinship care, or shelter care
  • In juvenile justice custody, adjudicated, in diversion programs, or on probation

This curriculum is not appropriate for youth with developmental disabilities or with sexual offender status.

Who can be trained to teach Ohio PREP?

This training is appropriate for agency staff that provides direct programming (groups, education, etc.) to youth in their care. This training is not appropriate for foster parents, county children services case workers, or county developmental disabilities care coordinators unless they engage in instructive programming of some sort with youth on a regular and consistent basis. In addition, normal case coordination does not count as direct involvement. As a result of attending this training, it is expected that participants will begin providing the PREP curriculum to youth at their agency within 90 days.

When are the Ohio PREP Provider Trainings?

There are no current facilitator trainings scheduled.

Where are the Ohio PREP Provider Trainings held?

Trainings are held at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, located at 5550 Venture Drive in Parma, OH. Training times are from 9:00am-4:00pm.

How much does Ohio PREP Training cost?

Continental breakfast, lunch, training, and all learning materials (manuals and textbooks) will be provided to participants free of charge!

What about CEU’s?

This program is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage Therapist Board for 11 Continuing Professional Education clock hours for Counselors and Social Workers. Nurses and Substance Abuse Counselors may use the certificate provided after training completion to apply for CEU’s from their credentialing boards.You must obtain a certificate of completion to receive credit, and both days of training must be attended to receive the certificate of completion.

How do I register to attend training?

Registration must be completed at least 5 business days prior to the start of the training. You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 2-3 business days.

Please click here! Or click on the training date of your choice above to go directly to the registration form!

Are there other ways to be involved in PREP?

The Region 7 PREP Advisory Coalition meets on a quarterly basis, and is designed to bring stakeholders in juvenile justice and foster care together to discuss issues that impact at-risk youth, to share resources and information, and to expand the reach of the PREP curriculum within our five-county region.

Learn more about the Ohio Department of Health’s PREP initiative.

Additional PREP information