The Prevention Education Program provides effective, skills-based education to youth in all of New Beginnings’ programs to help them to stay healthy and reduce their risk for HIV infection, pregnancy, substance abuse, and other high-risk behaviors. Youth are trained to serve as HIV educators with their peers. New Beginnings also conducts research and evaluation projects and on-going staff training to support the development of innovative programming and promote the goal of healthy youth development.
New Beginnings’ Prevention Educator works with staff from all of our programs as part of our agency-wide training efforts. In partnership with the Maine Department of Education, New Beginnings has provided the following training workshops:
- Be Proud! Be Responsible!
- Creating Safety for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
- High Risk Adolescent AIDS Prevention (HRAP) Training
- New Beginnings HIV Prevention Project
The training pages linked here are for informational purposes only. For more information about research and training at New Beginnings, please contact Rachel Spencer-Reed, Director of Development and Community Services, at 207-795-4077.