What We Do

Maine Family Planning’s Prevention Program promotes youth sexual and reproductive health by strengthening school and community-based sex education. We provide technical assistance, innovative resources, and professional development opportunities to leaders working with K-12 youth to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Become a partner today by filling out our online profile, or email education@mainefamilyplanning.org for more information!

Identify Needs

Our Prevention Coordinators can work with you to identify the needs of the youth you serve, and can assist you in selecting a sexual health program or curriculum that meets those needs. Our team utilizes the latest local and state data to evaluate public health needs, and works with schools and community organizations to meet students where they are.

Assessment & Improvement

Our Prevention Coordinators can help you ensure that your program or curriculum is being carried out successfully, resulting in positive changes in student knowledge, skills, and intended behaviors. We utilize student pre- and post- tests to gauge the effectiveness of our program, and work with educators to make any adjustments needed to achieve results.

Teaching Resources

Our Prevention team develops comprehensive sexuality education teaching resources that are available onlinePuberty Happens is a 3-unit curriculum designed to educate students in grades 4-6 on the physical, social, and emotional changes of puberty. Best Practices in STD/HIV and Pregnancy Prevention is a 10-lesson curriculum that addresses the sexual health needs of youth in grades 8-12.

Technical Assistance

Our Prevention team can work with you to improve your existing sexuality education program or curriculum, and help you align it to meet the Maine Health Standards and National Sexuality Education Standards. Our Prevention Coordinators also provide one-on-one assistance to educators and youth-serving professionals working to implement comprehensive sexuality education.

Professional Development

Our annual trainings, workshops and statewide conference keep educators up-to-date on relevant topics in sexual health education. Our Prevention Coordinators can also provide specialized trainings for your school or organization upon request. You can find out more about our upcoming trainings and workshops by checking out our calendar!

Community Outreach

Our Prevention team understands the importance of community in achieving positive health outcomes for youth, which is why community outreach is a key goal of our program. Our Prevention Coordinators provide education at community health events and offer support to communities advocating for comprehensive sexuality education. In addition, our team can link your school or organization to local resources in your community to address a wide range of prevention needs among the youth you serve.