PREP

Personal Responsibility Education Program, PREP


This is a federally funded, five-year program from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families and overseen on the state level by the Division of Family and Children Services. PREP educates high risk youth on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/ AIDS. GCAPP is training youth serving providers in 13 counties to implement proven, effective programs. The counties are: Bibb, Cobb, Dougherty, Douglas, Chatham, Clayton, Fulton, Gwinnett, Muscogee, Peach, Randolph, Rockdale, and Terrell. At the end of the five-year program, a total of 30-40 sites will serve more than 3,000 youth.

 

If you are a youth-serving professional interested in learning more about PREP, below are a number of resources. For additional assistance, contact Brandy Barnett at Brandy@gcapp.org.

 

PDFs

  • Puberty 101 – Identifies the first signs of puberty in boys and girls and the various physical changes their bodies experience during this time.
  • The Male Reproductive System - Explanation - Provides a detailed description of the organs and glands involved in the male reproductive system.
  • The Female Reproductive System - Explanation - Provides a detailed description of the organs and glands involved in the female reproductive system.
  • Birth Control Options Chart - Highlights the most used birth control options for teens and the pros and cons of each contraceptive choice. 
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Overview - Reviews the most common STIs as  two groups – bacterial and viral STIs. This resource includes a step-by-step guide on how to correctly use a male condom – a great resource for teens!
  • Stages of Adolescent Development - Charts the most common physical, emotional, and social changes that occur in early, middle, and late adolescence for facilitators to better understand the adolescents with whom they facilitate.
  • Tips for Answering Difficult Questions - Explains the difference between universal and non-universal values and provides a formula for addressing students who ask tricky questions.