Two-day Training: October 8 - October 9
This training will introduce participants to two research proven curricula—Making a Difference! and Making Proud Choices! — and will provide the skills necessary to implement each of the curriculum with youth. Both curricula are integrated (teen pregnancy and HIV) prevention programs consisting of eight one-hour modules for middle school youth. Both curricula emphasize abstinence as the safest and best choice for adolescents. Making a Difference! emphasizes that young adolescents should postpone sexual activity and provides intensive educational strategies to help them do so. Making Proud Choices! covers abstinence in detail, but also emphasizes the importance of using condoms to reduce the risk of pregnancy and STD among sexually active participants. Throughout this two-day training participants will learn how to become facilitators of both curricula.
*Please bring your copy of the curriculum with you to the training
*You can purchase the curriculum directly from the developers at www.SelectMedia.org
CREDIT: MAPPS, non-Social Work contact hours, Licensed Counselors, CHES Category 1 hours and General Continuing Education Units
MEET THE FACILITATORS:
Andrea Heyward, MHS, MCHES
Andrea joined the SC Campaign in 2009 and is primarily responsible for coordinating training efforts across the state. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology. During her time at the University of South Carolina, she took a great interest in Public Health and minored in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior. She continued her academic studies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she obtained a Master of Health Science in Health Education and Health Communication. Andrea is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and her interests include health communication, program planning and sexual health.
Chris holds a BS in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Charleston Southern University. Prior to joining the SC Campaign, Chris served as a Community Relations Specialist in Berkeley County (CAPP program) and as a Youth Specialist with CIS Charleston (MAPPS program). His primary responsibilities at the SC Campaign are to provide technical assistance and training to local providers, particularly schools, on the implementation of science based approaches.
A limited number of scholarships may be available to attend this workshop. These are awarded on a first come first served basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application