Santa Rosa Community Health is providing FREE evidence-based education that complies with the California Healthy Youth Act; to schools that meet the qualifications. The curriculum we use is called Making Proud Choices, an 8-module curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV, and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex.
Currently, we teach at some Santa Rosa School District high schools, Roseland District middle and high schools, Wright District, and some special education through SCOE education department.
Meet our Reproductive Health Educators:
Abigail Barajas and Yazmin Homar
Abigail Barajas has been an employee of Santa Rosa Community Health for over 20 years, Abigail has been doing reproductive health education and mentoring youth for at least 15 years in Santa Rosa California.
“What makes me happy is spending time with youth, mentoring and empowering them by giving them the resources they need to make healthy choices, through our Teen Advocacy Group, where youth get together to learn about outreach and education. I find youth refreshing and enthusiastic about life. I like to spend time with my grandchildren, and walk my 3 chihuahuas.”
Yazmin Homar has been an educator for youth in Puerto Rico for 12 years, empowering youth of Puerto Rico through a youth group Puerto Rico Abstinence Education Program (PRAEP) educating and informing the youth about their resources to be able to make healthy choices in their lives.
“What makes me happy is to listen to the youth and their concerns, mentoring youth to assure they have all the resources to make good decisions. I like to spend time with my dog ‘Jack’.”