Male-Focused Family Planning

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A 10-week family planning program specifically designed to target a predominantly African American and Hispanic urban male population.

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Male-Focused Family Planning

  1. 1. Family Planning Male-Focused Education
  2. 2. Overview • 10 week program • 2 hour sessions – – – – – – – – – – Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Choices Week 3: WIC Services Week 4: Legal Aid Week 5: Family Planning Week 6: STI’s Week 7: Sexual Communication Week 8: Review Week 9: Personal Improvement Week 10: Celebration
  3. 3. Week 1: Introduction • Overview of Program • Logistics • Ice-breaker – What does it mean to be a man? (pre-test) (From Young Dads Program) • Setting group and individual goals • Develop ground rules • Pre-test sexual attitudes and behaviors scales
  4. 4. Week 2: Choices • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (15 minutes) – A collection of vignettes told from the perspective of three teenage boys, dealing with issues of passion, pregnancy, peer pressure and STI’s. – Discussion to follow • The Choices We Make – Young lovers struggle to make the right decision about becoming parents. – Discussion and exercises to follow – (Total= estimated 50 minutes)
  5. 5. Week 3: WIC Services • Guest Speaker: WIC – Representative comes in to talk about services – Tour of WIC Center – Q&A • Men write up questions for Legal Aid Representative
  6. 6. Week 4: Legal Services • Guest Speaker: Legal Aid – Talk about rights and responsibilities as young fathers or expectant fathers -Answers questions -Open forum for Q&A and/or discussion
  7. 7. Week 5: Family Planning • Reproductive biology – Male and female diagrams – Anatomical Models • Contraception – Birth Control Methods • Charts and samples available • Skill Building: Condom Demonstration – Male and Female Condoms
  8. 8. Week 6: STI’s • STI Education – CDC Video: Why does it matter: Street Stories (3 min) – CDC Video: What is it? (5 min) • http://www.cdc.gov/std/Be-Smart-Be-Well/default.htm# – Brief PowerPoint about STI, HIV/AIDS – STI Roulette Game • Representative from clinic comes in to talk about services CHC provides • Field trip to Caring Health Clinics
  9. 9. Week 7: Sexual Communication • Sexual Negotiation and Communication Skills • Sexual Violence Prevention • Talking with Partners • Simulation Scenarios – Movie clips leading up to sexual situations – Discussion about what happens next? What could have been done to make this a safer situation? What was done well? What’s missing? Etc. (Based on FLASH lesson plans)
  10. 10. Week 8: Review • Reviewing and Summarizing experience • Providing resource information • Post-test – Re-visit “What it means to be a man?” – Sexual Behavior and Attitude Scales
  11. 11. Week 9: Personal Improvement • Guest Speaker: GED and job opportunities • Exercise: List at least 5 skills you’ve learned – What can you offer to your partner or child? – Do you feel you’ve made personal growth and development over these last 9 weeks?
  12. 12. Week 10: Celebration • Ceremony – Talk about the program and accomplishments of members • Certificates – One for each participant for completing workshop • Gift Bags – Full of resources, gift card/incentive, and sexual health products (i.e.: condoms)

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