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Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

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 Program Contacts

Brandy Eaton BSN, RN
216.201.2000 ext 1327
Erin Lark
Grant Coordinator
216.201.2000 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. Subjects include abstinence, contraception to prevent pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.

Ohio PREP also incorporates three adulthood readiness topics to help provide 20 well-rounded sessions: financial literacy, healthy relationships, and educational/career success.

Who are Ohio PREP eligible youth?

  • 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?

Agency staff that provide 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?

Next training scheduled for: 

September 25 and 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New Location: OhioGuidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave., Building A

Provider Training Registration


Where are the Ohio PREP Provider Trainings held?

Trainings are typically held at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, located at 5550 Venture Drive in Parma, OH. Training’s can also be scheduled on site for organizations who have 5 or more staff trainees.


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!


How do I register to attend training?

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.


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.


Coalition meetings: 

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018


OhioGuidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115

Building A; Conference room 110

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019


OhioGuidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115

Building A; Conference room 111

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


OhioGuidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave.  Cleveland, OH 44115

Building A; Conference room 111

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


OhioGuidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115

Building A; Conference room 111


Additional PREP information