For PREP Educators
PREP educators are charged with facilitating evidence-based programs (EBPs) in adolescent sexual health as well as programming that prepares youth for adulthood. On this page, ACT for Youth provides links to resources to help you deliver these programs with quality.
The PREP Initiative
Here you'll find a summary of what the Personal Responsibility Education Program in New York State is all about!
Educator Responsibilities and Qualifications
This document may not reflect your exact job description, but it will give you an idea of how the New York State Department of Health (PREP's funder) originally described the position.
ACT for Youth has provided this document to Health Educator Supervisors to help them consider topics to cover in your orientation.
EBP Educator Competencies
This checklist itemizes the areas where you will be expected to demonstrate competency.
Evidence-Based Programs in Sexual Health
Comprehensive, evidence-based sexual health education is at the core of the PREP initiative. Much of your effort will be devoted to the implementation of evidence-based programs.
Adult Preparation Programming
PREP providers are required to offer positive youth development opportunities that are focused on adult preparation subjects. On this page, you'll find a description of the grant requirements as well as links to resources.
Implementing Evidence-Based Programs: An Online Training for Educators
All PREP educators are required to complete the online training "Implementing Evidence-Based Programs." This training was developed specifically for you! Providers have called it "Great prep for understanding the rationale for EBPs and common issues that arise. Puts us all on the same page." Complete the 6-hour training before you begin programming, then revisit any part of it as you gain experience.
PREP Training and Learning Opportunities
Here you can learn about the trainings that are required or recommended as well as learning community meetings with your colleagues across the state.
PREP Training Calendar
This calendar provides the latest schedule of ACT for Youth trainings for educators and Health Educator Supervisors.
PREP Online Reporting System
Documentation of EBP implementation and other project activities is essential. This page provides an overview of the online reporting system (ORS).
PREP Entry-Exit Surveys
Everything you need to know about entry-exit surveys used with sexual health EBPs is right on this page.
Implementing PREP Programs in New York City Schools
If you will be distributing entry-exit surveys in New York City schools, you will need to follow this process for security clearance.
Observing EBP Facilitation
There are many skills involved in good program facilitation. To support quality facilitation, supervisors are expected to observe educators and offer feedback twice each year. In addition, an ACT for Youth staff member will visit each provider agency at least once annually to conduct an on-site observation of one of the educators.
Educator Reflection Form
The purpose of this reflection tool is to highlight implementation successes and challenges in order to improve overall program delivery. The tool is designed to assist you in thinking through how a particular cycle is progressing.
This tool will help you consider your strengths and challenges as an EBP facilitator.
Youth Satisfaction Survey
A short survey that is completed anonymously by youth participants, this tool can be used to improve implementation of an active EBP cycle. Ideally, it would be administered by the educator twice during a cycle — when about half of the sessions are complete and at the last session. By getting feedback midway, educators can immediately improve program delivery and promote engagement. Getting feedback at the end of the cycle offers an opportunity to improve implementation of future cycles.