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Heart to Heart aims to develop a community informed, community driven sexual health education resource which will be readily accessible to community members and community organizations to create more safe and open environments for discussion around the topics of sexual health.
The project began as a one year needs assessment with an objective of understanding the needs and perspectives of South Asian youth and parents towards access to sexual health information and services through the following process:
South Asian youth were engaged in the needs assessment through focus groups, an online survey and key informant interviews
Results from the youth needs assessment were shared with South Asian parents to gain their perspectives on this subject
A final report on the gaps and links between the sexual health information needs for youth and parents is developed
This report is being utilized to develop sexual health education workshop toolkits for:
Parents and grandparents
Community organizations serving the South Asian community
Each workshop toolkit will contain:
One language specific sexual health video made by youth
Language specific sexual health stories written by youth
One PowerPoint presentation
One workshop manual
Workshop handout for the participants
Each set of workshop toolkits will be available in the following languages: