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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.
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.
Program eligible youth are:
This curriculum is not appropriate for youth with developmental disabilities or with sexual offender status.
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.
Next training scheduled for: May 21st and 22nd.
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. Training’s can also be scheduled on site for organizations who have 5 or more staff trainees.
Continental breakfast, lunch, training, and all learning materials (manuals and textbooks) will be provided to participants free of charge!
Registration must be completed at least 10 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!
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.