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Healthy child development doesn't stop in the early years. Kids need factual, age-appropriate information to help them navigate through adolescence.

Beech Brook’s Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) Programming is designed to help youths ages 10-18 understand the emotional, social and physical changes that are occurring in their lives. The goal of the program is to educate, inform, empower and motivate these young people to take control of their future by making healthy and responsible choices now and in the years to come.

CSE facilitators are trauma-informed and highly trained in several evidence-based, age-appropriate and medically accurate sexual health curricula. Beech Brook offers programming throughout several school districts and community sites within Cuyahoga County.

Currently, Beech Brook partners with the Family and Children First Council to provide programming free of charge through county funding. In addition, we provide fee-for-service programming tailored to fit the needs of other school and community groups.

Our Comprehensive Sex Education Programming provides education on:

  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Birth control methods
  • Healthy relationships
  • Consent
  • LGBTQ matters
  • Abstinence
  • Puberty
  • Reproduction
  • Refusal skills & delay tactics
  • Body safety

For more information about Beech Brook's Comprehensive Sex Education classes, contact Nicole Borowy-Salamon or call 216.831.2255, ext. 3144.


Body Safety Training Program for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Child sexual abuse is, unfortunately, very common. Some studies have shown that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused, and it’s often by someone that the child trusts.

That’s why Body Safety Training is so important. By teaching them about their bodies, appropriate touch, personal boundaries, and open communication, we can empower children to be in control of their own bodies and have healthier relationships later in life.

Beech Brook’s Body Safety Training curriculum covers important topics including:

  • Body information
  • Appropriate/Inappropriate touch
  • Gun, fire, poison, and car safety
  • Stranger safety
  • Self-protection skills

Beech Brook’s Body Safety Training Program is provided in schools and child care centers by request. If you are interested in having the Body Safety Training Program at your location, please contact Nicole Borowy-Salamon at 216.831.2255.


Stewards of Children

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It’s going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not – unless you stop it from happening. And the good news, it can be stopped.

Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities.

Stewards of Children is the only evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention training in the United States proven to increase knowledge and change behavior.

For more information about upcoming trainings or scheduling a training class for your school or community group, please contact Nicole Borowy-Salamon at 216.831.2255.


For additional resources and information regarding reproductive health and sexuality, visit www.216teens.org


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