A Guide for Training Youth Peer Educators Working on Integrated PHE Activities
This guide addresses the role of youth in protecting and conserving the environment, ecosystems, physiology, gender, sexuality, fertility, contraception, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and related reproductive health topics that will encourage youth to become stewards of the environment and their sexuality.
The information is supplemented with participatory skills exercises on these topics as well as on communicating with youth; and on identifying networks and support services. Throughout, the guide emphasizes the linkages between population growth and the health of natural resources by integrating natural resources management concepts into discussions about youth sexuality and reproductive health.
The training curriculum can be used in its entirety. However, the topics/modules are organized so they can also be used independently—to better fit with the objectives of a specific training; for use in mentoring or in refresher courses that may have a focus on selected aspects of youth peer education; or for a particular country, culture or community, as appropriate.
Last modified: November 24, 2021