|Debbie Busdiecker MEd, RN
216.201.2000 ext 1304
216.201.2000 ext 1520
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) is the District 2 provider for Ohio PREP. This program is funded by the Ohio Department of Youth Services. CCBH partners with OhioGuidestone to provide programming throughout District 2.
District 2 counties include Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne.
Ohio PREP uses two evidence-based curricula, Making Proud Choices! (MPC) and Reducing the Risk (RTR) to provide instruction to youth, ages 14-21, who are justice-involved, in foster care, or enrolled in alternative school settings. MPC and RTR gives teens the information, skills, and confidence to protect themselves from an unintended pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs) including HIV by using small group discussions, DVDs, games, brainstorming, role-playing, and skill-building activities.
Making Proud Choices! (MPC) and Reducing the Risk (RTR) aims to help young people to:
Ohio PREP also incorporates three adulthood readiness topics: financial literacy, healthy relationships, and educational/career success.
Ohio PREP uses a train the trainer model to prepare direct care staff to implement MPC or RTR with youth in their care. The goal of the training is to provide direct care staff with the skills needed to present information clearly, respond to participant questions, and lead activities that reinforce learning.
There are no trainings scheduled at this time. Please contact Maurice Cole firstname.lastname@example.org about training opportunities.
Trainings can also be scheduled on site for organizations who have 5 or more staff trainees.
Please contact Maurice Cole at email@example.com or dial 216-201-2001, ext. 1520.
We invite you to join the Ohio PREP District 2 Coalition. In addition to working together to promote the program, we meet regularly to review the program’s progress and provide input on future plans. Each meeting also has a free learning workshop for coalition members. Meetings are often held quarterly, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 10:00am – 12:00pm. To join coalition, please contact Maurice Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 216-201-2001, ext. 1520.
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