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ADOLESCENT HEALTH EDUCATION
(PREP)

Classes will resume in 2024! Stay tuned for parental consent forms and PREP curriculum updates.

The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is a federally funded, comprehensive sexual health education program provided through Amoskeag Health for teens and young adults. This program works to increase their healthy relationships, positive adolescent development, and to reduce pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. PREP provides a no-cost, discussion-based course open to people of all genders, aged 14-19 years, or up to 21 years old if pregnant and/or parenting. 

What is PREP Manchester?

We believe that teens and young adults deserve access to medically accurate, reliable and informative comprehensive sexual health education. We value, support, and respect everyone’s rights and abilities to make informed choices about their health and safety. PREP provides an inclusive, learner-focused environment for all students.

If you have any questions about PREP, please email CommunityInitiatives@AmoskeagHealth.org.

WHY we do what we do?
How to Be a Good Listener
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How to Be a Good Listener

A huge part about being a good friend or a romantic partner is learning to communicate well with the other person. Being a good listener is more than just allowing the other person to speak—you've got to be able to hear what the other person is saying in order to understand the meaning behind their words. There are few things you can do to be a good listener: 1. Pay attention. Don't be distracted by things happening around you. Don't get on your phone and start scrolling or texting. 2. Don't judge what the other person tells you. Let them finish their thought without worrying that you'll jump to conclusions. 3. Don't spend time thinking about what you're going to say next.This is hard to do if you're feeling defensive, but it'll really help if you listen. 4. Show empathy. Empathy means that you show the other person that you feel what they feel. 5. Don't offer solutions to a problem unless you're asked specifically. Most people just want support—they want to be heard. They don't actually want you to solve problems for them. 6. Ask questions to be certain that you understand what the other person is saying, but don't interrupt. Wait until the other person pauses. 7. Be responsive: nod your head or reflect back by saying something like, "you must be so excited" or "that's terrible." Being a good listener is an important skill and can help you to become good boyfriend or girlfriend material. People like to be heard, especially by those they care about. If you need practice, try it out on your close friends or family members. -- Please like, share and subscribe to AMAZE! Follow us on Snap and Insta for more info about puberty and growing up. Snap: AmazeOrg Insta: AmazeOrg http://amaze.org/ [AMZ-039]
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology. It argues that there are five stages of human needs that motivate our behavior. #learn #motivation Never miss a new video : http://eepurl.com/dNU4BQ Join and support us! www.patreon.com/sprouts www.sproutsschools.com Script: Abraham Maslow proposed his theory in 1943 after studying what he called exemplary people such as Albert Einstein or Eleanor Roosevelt. STAGE 1 First, there are physiological needs, such as the need to breathe, eat, drink or sleep. The moment we got enough of that and we feel awake and our bellies are full, we get motivated by the next thing. STAGE 2 Now we want safety. We try to earn money, build up resources and look for shelter that protects us against dangers. Once we are satisfied and feel safe, we have time to think about what we want next. STAGE 3 At stage three we seek love and belonging. We desire to be close to family and friends, belong to a society or join a gang. But the moment we feel completely part of a group we already wish to be a little different than the rest. At stage four we look for esteem, self-confidence, and respect from our peers. We want to be someone. If we have money, we buy a fancy watch. If we have a brain, we write or think or work a lot. Motivation to perform and compete is now at its highest. Students, sportsmen, and inventors excel. Neil Armstrong even flew to the moon. STAGE 5 Only if we breathe and drink and eat and sleep enough and we feel safe and part of a group and still special, only then we can reach level five: self-actualization. Now we can relax, be creative, accept facts for what they are, give back or do whatever we want. No more pressure, unless of course there is trouble below. If you are a leader and believe in the theory, use it. First, make sure everyone has eaten well. Then make them feel safe and help them belong to a group. Once they feel they belong, they are ready to stand out and excel.
Helpful Videos
Helpful Resources
FOR TEENS:

Amaze - AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships. 

Love is Respect – The national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources. 

   

Scarleteen – An inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships website that provides information for teens and emerging adults. Please refer to their website for more information.

The Trevor Project  The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

  • Trevor Lifeline -- A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7. CALL 1-866-488-7386.

  • Trevor Text -- Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7. Text START to 678-678.

  • Trevor Space – An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends.

  • Trevor Support Center – Where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS/SAFE ADULTS:

AMAZE for Parents – An online resource to help parents/caregivers/safe adults talk to youth about everything from babies to bodies to gender to consent to relationships.

Love is Respect – The national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL) – MPAL connects cops and kids through free athletic, educational, and enrichment instruction to help kids make the right choices and become productive members of the community.

 

Office of Youth Services – The City of Manchester Office of Youth Services advocates for youth and their families by providing a safe environment to address the needs of today’s youth. Please refer to their website for more information.

Waypoint – Waypoint provides needed services in our community including; adoption, prenatal support, parent education/family empowerment, child care, mental health counseling, family preservation, foster care, homeless youth continuum and many more!

Waypoint- Youth Drop-In Center – Homeless youth and young adult services; they provide homeless youth and youth in high risk situations ages 12-23 with resources to survive the night and achieve for a lifetime.

YWCA NH – Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice freedom and dignity for all. Please refer to website for additional information.

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This web page was made possible by Grant Number 90AK0089-01-00 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Its contents are solely the responsibility of Amoskeag Health and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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