B-SAFE Project

Bridges Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment

The B-SAFE Project  focuses on sexual health, reproductive education and mental health for teens (up to 22 years). The program works with students through classroom presentations, groups and 1-to-1 confidential, educational sessions. They are currently at 5 sites including: Milford public high schools, West Haven and Platt Technical School.  

Topics and issues addressed include: relationships, boundaries, consent; STDs, birth control, condoms, pregnancy; and  body image,  sexuality, and gender. 

The program promotes heathy and informed decision making through preventative and accurate education, open dialogue, and by creating a confidential space to process and explore information, thoughts and feelings..

Through program collaboration, referrals and on- going education and support, B-SAFE has seen a significant decrease in the number in unplanned pregnancy throughout all sites they are located. Studies show that comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education not only decreases unplanned pregnancy and spread of STDs but also dating violence, bullying and sexual assault. It also promotes an increased awareness of self-worth and identity.

B-SAFE works with students and school personnel to promotes tolerant school climates, where all are treated with respect and dignity.

B-SAFE also works with young parents, advocating and navigating systems, making referrals and offering ongoing support.

To make a referral, request information or book a presentation please contact:

Stephanie Swantek, LMSW, Program Manager

sswantek@bridgesmilford.org

or call: 475-202-2827.

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