The LGBT Community Center offers young people ages 14-24 a comprehensive sexual health program called Be Sex Smart that addresses HIV prevention and overall wellness.
Based on a series of workshops created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this intervention provides young people with a confidential, small group environment where they can ask questions and openly discuss matters of concern.
Program activity centers on self-esteem, HIV/STD/STI prevention, healthy relationship building, assertiveness, coping skills and problem solving. The sessions are as follows, and their success depends on the youth participants:
Session 1: Learning the Language of HIV and other STD/STIs
Session 2: Assessing Personalized Risk
Session 3: Learning How to Use Condoms
Session 4: Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
Session 5: Recognizing and Coping with Feelings
Session 6: Negotiating Effectively
Session 7: Self-Talk - Switching Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts
Session 8: Practicing Safer Sex
Session 9: Individualized Counseling
Session 10: Visit to a Community Health Resource
If you or someone you know are interested in participating in this unique learning experience, please contact Christen DuVernay, CDuVernay@LGBTCleveland.org or call 216-651-5428 ext. 16, to get more information and to sign up.
Youth and young adults are also welcome to join us every Monday and Wednesday, 3-8pm for cooking, art, social and recreational activities.
Cooking Class, Job Readiness Workshop, Life Skill workshop and more. For upcoming events for the youth programming, contact Carey Gibbons, CGibbons@LGBTcleveland.org or call 216-651-5428 ext. 17.
TEEN & YOUNG ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP
Our Teen & Young Adult Discussion Groups meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month as a fun way for our teenage/young adult members of the community to meet new people, learn and socialize in a safe and affirming environment.
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