Education & Outreach
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the REC Room are committed to creating long-lasting community connections through education and outreach.
We offer programs that support the health of individuals, families, and communities through partnerships with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools and other community organizations. KBFPC and REC Room staff also engage directly in community coalitions and outreach activities with different public groups and educational events.
The Homer Peer Educators are local teens employed part-time by KBFPC to provide comprehensive, evidence-informed, peer-taught sexual health and wellness lessons in local middle and high schools. For more information on how to get involved or learn about our Peer Educators, please visit our REC Room website.
Education Resources & Programs
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the REC Room offer an age-appropriate range of trauma-informed and resiliency-oriented healthy lifestyle education opportunities:
Sexual Health & Wellness Education
A comprehensive, medically accurate, evidence-informed lesson package presented by Peer Educators in local schools. Focus areas include Reproductive Health, Communication & Consent, Healthy Relationships, STI Prevention, and Understanding Sexuality & Identity.
Marijuana Early Prevention Curriculum
This cannabis use education program, uniquely designed for middle schoolers, educates youth about the marijuana issues they are (or will be) confronting and equips them with tools to address these challenges. The curriculum is aligned with positive youth development best practices and National Health Education standards that value the role and importance of youth being in control of their decision-making.
Resiliency & Substance Misuse Prevention
Developing an understanding of basic substances and stigma, and helping teens identify resilience tools through practicing body regulation, gratitude, and communication strategies. Strong focus in resource referrals and understanding who to go to for help in the community.
REC Room Adult/Parent Nights
Adult guardian events hosted at the REC Room, open to the community as a chance to build relationships between adults and our educators before teens are in class, learn about our lessons and ask any questions, prepare for student questions at home, and participate in growing the community of safe and trusted adults for local youth. Contact the REC Room for information about upcoming events.
Community Health Outreach
KBFPC’s established partnerships with both faith-based and secular health & social services providers help to increase awareness and access to quality, low-cost sexual and reproductive health services among participants who are historically underserved or are experiencing other marginalization risk factors.
KBFPC staff also engage directly in community coalitions and in-person and virtual outreach activities with different public groups and educational events. The agency facilitates public forums and presentations on issues of sexual and reproductive health, such as parent/teen communication, adolescent development, violence awareness and prevention, healthy sexuality and development, STI prevention, and breast and cervical health.
We look forward to connecting with community members and clients at some of these events around town:
Rotary Health Fair sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital
MAPP Community Meetings with the "Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships" group of the Southern Kenai Peninsula
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