Here are the resources we shared in your Positive Prevention PLUS class.
You can click on the organization name or website to learn more about them and available resources.
Amplify Youth Health Collective has an abundance of resources available on their website for young people, trusted adults, and medical providers, like information about birth control, how to find a clinic, getting tested for STIs, talking about sex with your trusted adult/young person, and more.
Tulsa Health Department provides clinic services for teens, has a guide to sexual health for teens that gives tips, advice, and information on sexual health, relationships, your body and more, and also provides a parent toolkit for trusted adults to get familiar with teen health. Call 918-582-WELL (9355).
Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) offers a wide array of programs that are based on the needs and input of youth, their families, and our community. Health Services at YST connects young people with clinics to discuss family planning and reproductive care, including birth control, Emergency Contraception, STI and pregnancy testing, and treatment. Health Services has an on-site clinic and can provide free transportation to appointments, conversations/education, assistance with paperwork and being available by text or phone call for young people to ask questions freely.
Community Health Connection’s teen clinics provide confidential sexual and reproductive health care for teens 19 years and younger. Walk ins are always welcomed, and with two locations featuring private entrances, visitors to our teen clinics will be received by a warm, caring staff. If you prefer to make an appointment, please call 918-622-0641.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the latest research, data, statistics, resources, and information on getting tested, sexually transmitted infections, reproductive health, sexual violence prevention, healthy pregnancies, HIV/AIDS prevention, and LGBTQ+ health. www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth
If you’re still struggling with consent, just imagine instead of initiating sex you’re making your partner a cup of tea. The Consent as Tea video talks from the point of view of the initiator – the person who already knows they want tea. But there is one important thing to consider if you are the person giving consent. That is – do you really want tea?
Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) offers services for all survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence regardless of race, religion, sexuality, immigration status, age, etc. Call the DVIS 24-Hour Information & Crisis Line (918)-743-5763 to speak with an advocate. You can also text the DVIS Help Line from 8 PM-1 AM. Text SAFE to 207-777 to speak with an advocate over text. Through call or text, DVIS can help you prepare a safety plan that will help you in crisis situations and help you find resources specific to your situation.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a website with convenient search features that help you find free, fast, and confidential testing near you. You can also use the condom and PrEP locators to find condoms and PrEP providers, which can help protect you against STIs and HIV. www.gettested.cdc.gov
The National Runaway Safeline has a website full of resources and a Crisis Services Center team available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to reconnect youth with their families. You can call the National Runaway Hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY, live chat online, or email them. You can also call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
Watch this video from Amaze about intimate partner violence, which you may have heard called “teen dating violence” or “domestic violence.” Intimate partner violence is when a person behaves in a way to control another person in an intimate relationship, which exists between boyfriends and girlfriends, romantic partners, lovers or husbands and wives.
Learn about healthy relationships, ending unhealthy relationships, setting boundaries, personal safety, LGBTQIA+ dating violence, dating for young adults, supporting others, or get help at Love is Respect. Call 1-866-331-9474, chat live online, or chat by texting LOVEIS to 22522 to get help.
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates a 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE) and has resources available, including an online chat, to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. In Tulsa, you can also report sexual assault by calling the 24-Hour Information and Crisis Line at DVIS at 918-743-5763.