Worcester Impact on Sexual Health’s Community Forum


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WISH invites you, our community, to the WISH Community Forum focused on sexual health in Worcester! This WISH Community Forum will feature us honoring organizations and individuals that have been champions of sexual health work in Worcester.

Come meet your community health partners and learn how they can help you! Join us to hear Dr. Castile give a keynote speech. There will be food, giveaways, art from local Worcester youth, and more!

WISH will highlight and recognize the amazing work continuously done by our partners and friends in the city of Worcester. This community event is a WISH celebration of the work done so far. Please, come join us and learn how to make an impact on sexual health in Worcester.

This event is FREE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY.

Click “going” on our Facebook Event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710492735682647/

To learn more about WISH and the work we do, click here.

If you would like to get involved, please reach out to us at SRichmanDavidow@Centerforhealthimpact.org


MWCSW Forum “Sext Ed”



Sexual Health Trivia Night

Presented by Teen Circle

Your child has been learning about sexual health, let’s put your knowledge to the test! Tease your brain and win the competition. Planned Parenthood educators put together educational trivia questions that can challenge even the most knowledgeable. Join us for a night of fun and chances to win prizes. For Parents and Students.

Food, childcare and transportation provided


Get Real Teen Council Seeks Teens

The Get Real Teen Council is recruiting high school students for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

What is the Get Real Teen Council?

The Get Real Teen Council (GRTC) is a group of dedicated and passionate 10th-12th grade peer educators from high schools across Central Massachusetts.  The GRTC is trained by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts’ education staff to facilitate sexuality education workshops and act as ongoing sexual health resources for their peers, families, and communities.

Students interested in joining the GRTC must be:

  • Entering the 10th , 11th , or 12th grade in September 2017
  • Able to attend weekly meetings
  • Interested in learning about and teaching others about sexual health topics
  • Interested in learning about and teaching others about social justice issues
  • Able to balance school and the program
  • Able to commit to a 3-day retreat prior to the start of the school year
  • Able to make a one year commitment to the program

Check out our video to learn more about what we do: https://youtu.be/wo2vUnres5g

Application Deadline April 21st.


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), OWH wants to empower women and girls to make the best choices when it comes to sex. Abstinence is the surest way to avoid HIV, but if you decide to have sex, there are simple, effective steps to protect yourself and others from HIV.

Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, HIV prevention is key. Love yourself and put your best defense into play. Learn how.

Mindfulness | Social Justice Workshop: Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth

Guest Speaker: Lauren Buffone, LCSW, is the Coordinator of Student Support at Dynamy Internship Year, the oldest domestic gap year program in the United States. As a clinically minded member of the Dynamy team and a social worker by trade, she facilitates support to all students in the program with whatever hurdles they might be facing. Lauren is dedicated to helping young adults learn about themselves through experiential learning while supporting the journey to find their identity and independence with the ultimate goal of achieving their dreams and planning for their future. She is also a member of the LGBTQ+ Committee at YOU, Inc., the parent agency of Dynamy.

**Refreshments will be served **

Cost: $25 per person, per session (please register one week in advance)

Full WISH Task Force Meeting

Statewide Gathering on the Status of Girls in Massachusetts

Please join us at our 5th Annual Statewide Gathering on the Status of Girls In Massachusetts. In support of our long term sustainability work, this year we encourage you to bring a current/emerging young leader who is invested in girls and wants the opportunity to learn more.

Join Us on Friday, May 12, 2017 for the 5th Annual Statewide Gathering on the Status Of Girls in Massachusetts

Passion and Persistence!
The First Five Years Working To Improve the Status of Girls

This year’s gathering will focus on our collective impact work in the following areas:

  • Engaging women’s commissions
  • Engaging men
  • Engaging the next generation of leaders
  • New Study by the Girl Scouts Eastern Mass/Simmons College: “Dreaming Big – What Confidence Has To Do With It”
  • How to accomplish this in today’s challenging environment

This event is free and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration is required – Please RSVP by 5/5 to: mrypmc@gmail.com

Denim Day

For the past 17 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day is April 26, 2017.

Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar (SECS): Day 3

For Worcester youth-serving professionals only

The Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar (SECS) is a popular training for adults to gain foundational sexuality education. Participants develop the knowledge, skills and comfort they need to give information and answer questions related to healthy relationships and sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on-practical experience in specific subject areas. Come learn the most up-to-date information about healthy sexuality to make yourself an “ask-able adult.” Please note: this is not a train-the-trainer course. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Parking is available onsite.

Additional Information
Coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a lunch if you would like; time will also be provided for participants to grab lunch somewhere nearby.

Sponsored by: WISH Task Force
The Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar is being sponsored in Worcester by the WISH Task Force. For more information about WISH or the training, please contact Jena Adams at (508) 756-6676  Ext: 20.