Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), aims to educate young people on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. The program targets youth ages 10–19 who are either in school, homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or in geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups. The program also supports pregnant and parenting youth.

The staff and Peer Leaders provide pregnancy prevention Evidenced Based Program's (EBP) for NYC schools, after-school programs, and prevention outreach to the Central Brooklyn community.


Evidenced Based Program's (EBP)

Be Proud! Be Responsible! (BPBR)

A five-hour, six-part intervention that aims to prevent HIV and other STIs among adolescents ages 13 to 18 by improving their HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors through videos, role-playing, games, and exercises that reinforce learning and encourage participation.

Making Proud Choices! (MPC)

The goal of Making Proud Choices! is to empower adolescents to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of an unplanned pregnancy or becoming infected with HIV and other STDs. Specifically, this curriculum emphasizes that adolescents can reduce their risk for STDs, HIV and pregnancy by using a condom, if they choose to have sex.

 

Meet The PREP Leaders!

For further information on booking PREP for your organization, contact:

PREP Program Coordinator, Ms. Searchwell, (718) 270-3992, marian.searchwell@downstate.edu

PREP Prevention Specialist, Ms. Elizabeth Smith, (718) 270-3898, elizabeth.smith02@downstate.edu

PREP Health Educator, Mr. Ragavan Sivanesathurai, (718) 270-8204, ragavan.sivanesathurai@downstate.edu