Sexual Health Education Toolkit

          Welcome!  We believe in supporting the community to help empower youth to make informed decisions regarding their sexual health; and providing age-appropriate, medically accurate and factual sexuality education to all individuals.  Our goal is to promote wellness among area adolescents by providing teachers with evidence-based sexual health education, lesson plans and activities, and comprehensive community resources.

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Testimonials
We’ve used CAPP Health Educators, here at Iowa City West High School, for the past seven years.  They are knowledgeable on a wide array of topics and subject matter and do a great job engaging the students.  I highly recommend utilizing them as resources to aid in classroom discussion.  – Kathy Bresnahan, Iowa City West High


Connect with a Health Educator Today
If you are interested in having a health educator come to your class or organization, please consider contacting one of our educators below.  All of these educators, or their organizations, are part of the Sexual Health Alliance.

  • Genevieve Bern | Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
    Email: Genevieve.bern@ppheartland.org | Phone: 319-363-1974 ext. 1553
    Counties served: Linn and Johnson
    Description of services:  CAPP funded.  Works with middle schools, high schools, and at-risk youth and adults.  Topics covered include anatomy, contraceptives, STIs, healthy relationships, consent, LGBTQIA issues, etc.


  • Kathryn Edel | Johnson County Public Health
    Email: kedel@co.johnson.ia.us | Phone: 319.356.6040
    Counties served:  Johnson County
    Description of services:  Johnson County Public Health offers sexual health education and prevention services to all individuals who live or work in Johnson County.  Kathryn is available to provide information/education to community organizations, middle school and high school classes, college/university classes or groups, and individuals.  Topics include HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, substance use/abuse, safer sex negotiations and harm reduction strategies.


  • Katie Reasner, MPH | Linn County Public Health
    Email: kathryn.reasner@linncounty.org | Phone: 319.892.6074
    Counties served: Linn
    Description of services:  Former CAPP educator.  Linn County Public Health offers sexual health education and prevention services to all individuals who live or work in Linn County.  Katie is available to provide information/education to community organizations, K-12 classes, college/university classes or groups, and individuals.  Topics covered include gender identity, sexuality, puberty, teen pregnancy prevention, contraception, STIs/HIV, healthy relationships, communication, and other lessons tailored to the needs of the population.


  • Natalie Hardwood | Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
    Email: natalie.harwood@ppheartland.org | Phone: 319.363.1974 x1554
    Counties served:  Linn, Johnson and Scott
    Description of services:  Partially CAPP funded. Works with detention centers, middle schools, high schools, substance abuse centers, etc in Linn, Johnson and Scott counties. Topics covered include communication, anatomy, contraceptives, STIs/HIV, healthy relationships, consent, LGBTQIA issues, body image, media literacy etc.


  • Tonya Goodburn | Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
    Email: tonya.goodburn@ppheartland.org | Phone: 319.363.9000 x313
    Counties served:  Linn and Johnson
    Description of services:  CAPP funded.  Works with middle schools, high schools, and at-risk youth and adults.  Topics covered include anything dealing with sexual health, such as anatomy, STIs, contraceptives, healthy relationships, etc.


  • Tristin Johnson | United Action for Youth
    Email: tristin.johnson@unitedactionforyouth.org | Phone: 319.338.7518
    Counties served:  Johnson, Cedar, Iowa
    Description of services:  CAPP funded.  Works with middle and high school students in school and community settings.  Topics covered include gender identity, sexuality, puberty, teen pregnancy prevention, contraception, STIs, HIV, healthy relationships, communication, and other lessons tailored to the needs of the population.  Tristin also hosts a teen clinic at the UAY Youth Center once a week.

County Data on Sexual Health            Cedar   Iowa   Johnson   Linn


Community Resources          2017 Sexual Health Resource Sheet


RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

     General Resources

     Sexuality Education Standards & Curriculum Development

     Learning Activities

     Videos

     note: Some videos may be intended for older youth

     Professional Development


FOR PARENTS

     Online

     Books


FOR YOUTH

     Online

     Books


UPDATED MAY 2017

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