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Allies for Healing

Allies for Healing is working in partnership with The University of South Florida and the US Department of Health and Human Services to facilitate and evaluate the new and innovative Choosing Myself curriculum. Choosing Myself aims to reduce sexual violence, sex trafficking, STIs and unintended pregnancy by helping young people learn to:

  • Establish  and maintain boundaries

  • Understand healthy relationships

  • Develop assertive communication skills

  • Choose safer sex practices

  • Identify personal life goals

  • Navigate healthcare services

  • Build self-esteem

BayCare Let's Talk Educational Sessions


The following educational classes are available at no cost throughout Hillsborough County to qualifying community-based agencies.  To request classes at your site please submit a mobile service request at

  • LET’S TALK PUBERTY (recommended 5th grade). 1 hr

    • Students will learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty, the reproductive system, and ways to maintain a healthy body. For girls, a discussion of the menstrual cycle and feminine hygiene products will be included. (HE.5.C.1.5)

  • LET’S TALK HOW LIFE BEGINS (recommended 6th grade) 1 hr

    • Students will learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and the reproductive system of the opposite gender. Presentation concludes with an explanation of sexual intercourse, conception, and the beginning of life. (HE.6.C.1.4)

  • LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS (recommended 7th grade) 1 hr

    • Students will learn the definition of sexual activity including identifying various risky sexual behaviors. Discussion of sexual pressure from media, peers, and partners as well as responsible social media usage and communication methods is highlighted including how to say ‘no’ to sex. Personal values, relationships tips and a focus on abstinence as a healthy choice is woven throughout the presentation. (HE.7.C.1.1)

  • LET’S TALK ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH (recommended 8th grade) 1 hr

    • Students will be presented with an in-depth discussion of sexually transmitted infections including the methods of transmission, symptoms, and treatments. Abstinence is reinforced as a healthy choice for teens and emphasizes the benefits of delaying sexual activity. (HE.8.C.1.4)

  • LET’S TALK PARENTS (Parents) 1 hr

    • Parents of middle school age students will be presented with a summary of changes and challenges expected during the adolescent years as their children’s bodies mature and social influences begin to have an impact on their decision-making. In addition, proven strategies, tips and ideas on how to talk to their child about sex and other important topics will be covered.

Empath Epic


  • Prevention Education

    • They provide HIV/AIDS education in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The prevention team is available to speak at local schools, faith communities, businesses and community groups and can assist with planning health fairs, outreach initiatives and related civic activities. To schedule a speaker, call them at (727) 328-3260.

  • HIV Education Series

    • A monthly HIV education series for clients that addresses various HIV and health topics, such as how to be an informed patient, medical adherence, nutrition and more. This series is presented during lunchtime by speakers from pharmaceutical companies and food and resources are provided.

  • Daily Support Groups

    • Daily support groups are available to clients at the Tampa campus. Clients discuss a variety of topics dealing with their HIV status or other life concerns. Please call (813) 237-3066 for information about Support Group dates.

  • Peer-Led Support Groups

    • The Peer-led support groups are available to anyone in the community who is HIV-positive. You are invited to join and get support from other group members and our volunteers. Groups are held every other Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at our St. Pete campus. Please call (727) 328-3260 for information about Support Group dates.

Metro Inclusive Health


  • The Tea

    • Want something new? Come take a sip. The Tea is serving you piping hot and inclusive sexual health conversations. Let’s spill on healthy dating and relationships, changing stigma and discrimination in our communities, having hotter sex safely, debunking HIV/STI’s, and more.

  • +Charged

    • A space for individuals living with HIV to get together and just be yourself without the stigma of status. Meetups are casual and low-key, so that everyone can feel comfortable. Meet new people and join us for informal, optimistic, and fun discussions about challenges and accomplishments of living with HIV. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for years, all are welcome.

  • Closing The Gap

    • It’s time for sexual health 101! Your youth-centered group, program, or institution can book a free Closing the Gap training for ages 13-24. Our expert facilitators will clarify myths about sexual health, teach effective prevention strategies, and leave participants feeling educated and empowered!

  • Navigating Success

    • Sexual health and substance use can be tough to navigate. From interactive group sessions, 1-on-1 goal setting, to social activities, Navigating Success is a modern take on comprehensive sex ed. They offer two age-appropriate programs for young people between the ages of 13-17 and 18-24 who reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties. Plus, participants earn a $70 incentive upon completion!


    • Pregnant and living in Pinellas or Hillsborough County? Join TOPWA! The program specialists support you throughout your journey with free pregnancy and HIV testing, medical referrals, gift cards, educational sessions, baby showers and much more!

  • World of Women (WOW)

    • Seeking affirmation and acceptance among fellow women? Check out WOW, an inclusive group for all women that is dedicated to your health and overall well-being. Join them for social support, education, empowerment and dialogue.

Planned Parenthood

941.365.3913 EXT. 1026

Planned Parenthood offers education on a wide range of topics in an age-appropriate, medically accurate and inclusive manner. Curriculum on any aspect of sexuality, reproductive health, healthy decision making, youth empowerment and career development and personal responsibility can be developed and provided. Below are some of the core lesson topics, with each adjusted to fit the needs of the group and meet people where they are.

  • Birth Control Options

    • Explore all the birth control options, why and how someone might choose a birth control method (including medical reasons), understand why people use different birth control methods, communicating boundaries with safer sex, and more.

  • STIs and Safer Sex

    • Review the key information for safer sex, best practices for STI prevention, and addressing the stigma that can be a barrier to protecting one's health.

  • Anatomy and Physiology

    • Explore reproductive anatomy and specifically how ovulation, pregnancy, menstruation, ejaculation, and other physiological processes work.

  • Puberty

    • Find answers to common questions about growing up and what to expect during puberty, including teaching adults how to navigate conversations with young people in their life.

  • Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery

    • Discuss keys to a healthy pregnancy, what to expect in a healthy labor and delivery, different methods of delivery, postpartum care, and the diverse feelings of being a new parent.

  • Consent and Communication

    • Take part in an in-depth discussion on what is and isn’t consent, how to communicate boundaries, and build skills in assertive communication for relationships, friendships, the workplace, and beyond.

  • Healthy Relationships

    • Investigate what healthy versus unhealthy and abusive relationships can look like, affirm the right to be respected in any relationship, and provide resources and support to those who may be at risk of intimate partner violence.

  • Gender and Sexual Identity

    • Explore the diversity of identities people have with regards to sexual orientation and gender identity, discuss labels and what it means to come out, and how we can respect and support all people.

  • Online Safety

    • Discuss how to stay safe online, being a critical consumer of information online, identifying digital abuse, and encourage the identification of trusted adults who can answer questions and support youth.

What’s OK?

Text WHATSOK to 1.888.532.0550
Call 844.WHATSOK (844.942.8765

  • They can help you with any question about sexual safety, sexual thoughts and behaviors. There’s no need to be embarrassed by whatever question you have. (As professional counselors, we hear LOTS of questions every day, and we don’t judge.)​

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