The Washington State Personal Responsibility Education Program (WA PREP) is in full swing! In 2012 Intervention Partners received funding to implement evidenced based interventions (EBIs) in Washington State communities.
WA PREP Intervention Partners educate youth (primarily ages 11-18) on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, and three adulthood preparation subjects (Healthy Relationships, Parent-Child Communication and Healthy Life Skills). WA PREP staff have provided specialized technical assistance and training to all Intervention Partners to build their capacity to implement EBIs.
Currently, WA PREP has trained 29 facilitators in four EBIs (Reducing the Risk, Making Proud Choices, Teen Outreach Program (TOP), and SiHLE: Sistas, Informing, Healing, Living, Empowering). Here is what WA PREP Intervention Partners are saying:
“We have a 'tool box' of information now we can use with the youth we serve.”
“We have had a positive experience with WA PREP from the very beginning. The training was very helpful and informative and the SiHLE curriculum was very easy to understand and implement.”
“The [Reducing the Risk] curriculum itself is easy to use and has lots of involvement with the youth. At the end the youth really had learned a lot and expressed how much they enjoyed the class.”