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Education Services

Education is key in improving the health and well-being of our communities.

That’s why Adagio Health is empowering local communities to address sexuality, reproductive health, positive relationship building, and cultivating healthy life skills through programming designed for community members of all ages, and professionals looking to improve their skill sets. Adagio Health addresses the needs of underserved communities and provides information, referral services and professional development to 23 counties in the Adagio Health footprint. The Community Education department is continually evolving to serve additional needs and populations with an eye on how to help our communities be the healthiest and most inclusive, especially for those who need it the most.

Evidence Based Curriculum

All curricula used by Adagio Health in our education efforts are evidence-based. This means that we are providing students, youth or any other audience with the highest quality education and information possible. Evidence based curriculums or evidence based interventions have been peer-reviewed and informed by objective evidence and in the design or academic program being implemented. Explore the curriculums and trainings offered by Adagio Health.

Trainings and Programs

Botvin LifeSkills is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. 
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Dating Violence Prevention Program
The overall goal of the DVP program is to prevent teen dating violence by fostering a community of support that provides consistent and comprehensive education and awareness to the issue of teen dating violence. The DVP program includes middle and high school youth, combined with trauma-informed support from healthcare and social service providers, attentive and informed parents, and engaged community stakeholders. 
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FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) is a curriculum for special education, middle school and high school students. 
Get Real is a unique curriculum designed for implementation in both middle and high schools (through the tenth grade). Get Real emphasizes social and emotional skills as a key component of healthy relationships and responsible decision making.  
The LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity training is an opportunity for professionals to deepen their understanding of their workforce and clients’ needs and concerns. This interactive workshop can be tailored for your organization. This training will provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions, debunk stereotypes and learn inclusive language. 
Making Proud Choices! An evidence-based, safer-sex approach to teen pregnancy and HIV/STD prevention is a curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex. 
This pilot project in Allegheny County is designed as family planning education and outreach to those struggling with addiction that are of reproductive age. 
Promoting Health Among Teens! is an abstinence–only curriculum is designed to help students cultivate positive attitudes towards abstinence and gain the negotiation skills and confidence necessary to abstain from sexual intercourse and other sexual behavior that put them at risk for HIV, STD and pregnancy.
Project Alert is an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program, designed for grades six through eight.  The program is a skills based curriculum that teaches teens how to say “No”. The program contains eleven core lessons the first year, and three booster sessions the second year. 
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Rights, Respect, Responsibility: The 3R's
Rights, Respect, Responsibility is a sex education curriculum that fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standards and seeks to address both the functional knowledge related to sexuality and the specific skills necessary to adopt healthy behaviors. Rights, Respect, Responsibility reflects the tenets of social learning theory, social cognitive theory and the social ecological model of prevention.
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The Safe Dates curriculum is a ten session program, designed for high school students targeting attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. 
Engaging, interactive, and informative, the Safer Sex Games presents important information on sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and sexual coercion to college students in coordination with campus health centers, fraternities, sororities, and residential life offices.
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Teen Outreach Program
Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) empowers teens who are at-risk with the tools and opportunities needed to avoid risky behaviors – like dropout and teen pregnancy – and become leaders with a powerful vision for their future.
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention
This program uses a holistic health approach to create safe, supportive and trauma-informed environments, with links and referrals to youth-friendly services within their communities and promotes positive sexual health outcomes, using evidence-based curriculum proven to reduce teen pregnancy and underlying behavioral risk factors.
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Training of Trainers
Adagio Health empowers people across Western Pennsylvania through a variety of risk-reduction and prevention education programs and professional development opportunities. The Education Department offers Training of Trainers Certificates for a variety of curriculums.
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Adagio Health Educator Spotlight

Selena Ragland

Selena Ragland (they/them) is a proud native of Rochester, NY. They've been informing various communities on safer health practices for 9 years and considers it their passion. Selena followed this passion of educating throughout high school, undergrad at SUNY Fredonia, and continued shaping this career post-graduation. Recently relocating to Pittsburgh, they're eager to continue educating the masses with Adagio Health! They're most excited to continue educating themselves while giving the youth of Pittsburgh a safe space to learn & express as well. When Selena is not advocating for under-served communities, they're either experimenting in the kitchen, practicing on their sewing machine, or watching the next anime in rotation.