We provide technical assistance and training to family planning providers and promote comprehensive sexual health education and services for low-income Californians.
What We Do
Our team of health educators, communicators, and education specialists provides a wide array of capacity-building tools and technical assistance training to health providers in the family planning realm, from online course development to communications strategies, to coordinating and moderating webinars. Currently, our team provides support to California’s Family Planning Access Care and Treatment (Family PACT) Program—an innovative approach to providing free, comprehensive family planning services to low-income individuals, including adolescents.
Who We Are
The ability to plan if, when, and how many children to have is fundamental to the health of teens, adults, and society as a whole. Currently youth, Latinx, and Black communities experience higher rates of unplanned pregnancy, negative experiences in birthing, and barriers to contraceptive and pregnancy options. In some regions of the U.S., abortion may be legal, but it is inaccessible. Fear of stigma dissuades some individuals from seeking family planning services and prenatal care. We work to make all family planning options available to people of all genders so they can control their lives and destinies.
We operate within a reproductive rights framework that recognizes “…the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. They also include the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence” (World Health Organization).
Webinar: Minor Consent and Confidentiality for Sexual Health Services in California
Wed, October 25, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
This presentation will provide an overview of the laws that impact minors and their access to confidential sexual health and family planning services in California. It will review important exceptions to confidentiality, including mandated child abuse reporting and share some examples of best practices for implementation in difficult situations. Participants will learn about resources to support implementation of minor consent laws and be given an opportunity to test their own knowledge through case studies.
1. Identify when minors in California may consent to their own sexual health care under federal and state law
2. Determine the confidentiality and information sharing obligations that apply when minors seek sexual health care services
3. Describe approaches to implement the basic tenets of inclusive, respectful, and empowering health care provision in line with consent and confidentiality
4. Identify resources for keeping up-to-date with law and best practices related to consent and confidentiality for adolescent health services in California
1.5 CME Credits at no cost available to those who attend the LIVE event.
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