EmpowerEd is a primary prevention public health program offered by Options Health at no cost to the community. This program takes a holistic approach in educating students and parents about sex, relationships, dating, goals, self-esteem, and technology through our multimedia and interactive presentations. EmpowerEd exists to come alongside students and their parents and provide tools for navigating these challenging areas of life in healthy, life-giving ways.
Our student presentations are available for youth of all ages, middle school through college. Our standard student series presentation format is in the classroom and completed over the course of five days, one topic per day. Each presentation is fully customizable to meet the individual needs of each school or organization. Click the topics below to learn more.
We discuss media's influence & messaging about sex, puberty & human development, and defining sexual chemistry: the science of love.
We define sexual activity, discuss the physical, emotional, & spiritual risks of sexual activity, and review types of contraception & their effectiveness.
We discuss self worth & respect, define & identify healthy, unhealthy, & abusive relationships, and discuss setting boundaries as we define consent.
We discuss the benefits & challenges of technology, managing our digital experience, cyber bullying, sexting, and pornography.
We discuss overcoming peer pressure, define "Who is your support system?", and map out goals for the future.
Technology & Your Teen
In our ParentEd Conference, we aim to empower parents with up-to-date research and tools that will equip them to effectively communicate with the young people in their lives. Our standard parent presentation format is a 5 hour conference where we cover the 4 topics below. Each presentation is fully customizable to meet the individual needs of each school or organization.
This program is ideal for middle & high schools, youth groups & churches, student clubs & organizations, detention centers, and any other young adult or parent audiences.