Prevention & Training Program

About the Program

The Prevention & Training Program coordinates effective, skills-based education to youth across all of New Beginnings’ programs to help increase knowledge, reduce harm, and reduce risk for HIV transmission, unintended pregnancy, substance abuse, and other risk behaviors.

Recently, the New Beginnings Peer Educator Program has been revived, and young people are again able to access support and learn the skills necessary to become a trusted source of prevention-related information for their peers.

The Prevention and Training program also hosts a variety of professional development opportunities to help ensure that young people who seek services are met with open, affirming, and competent care as it relates to needs they may have associated with minimizing harm to themselves or their communities.

Upcoming Trainings Include:

  • Harm Reduction & Prevention: Working with Youth at High Risk for HIV (HRAP)
  • Youth HIV Peer Educator Training
  • Evidence-Based Curriculum (EBC) Facilitator Training 
  • Sponsorship of Maine Family Plannings Best Practices
  • Topical Trainings Coming Soon

Youth in all New Beginnings’ programs receive evidence-based prevention education and risk-reduction counseling. Evidence-based psycho-educational groups promoting resiliency are held regularly. New Beginnings also sponsors skills-based HIV prevention training for agencies and schools serving high risk youth across the state. 

Empowering youth by providing knowledge. 

Attend a Training

To receive information about upcoming HIV prevention trainings, please contact Jessa at

Meet the Staff

Kelly Colbath

Kelly Colbath

Prevention & Training Coordinator

Gabe Smith

Gabe Smith

Outreach Program Director

Program Job Openings

There are currently no vacancies.