HEALTHEDUCATION TRAINING ON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES OVERALL OVERVIEW
HealthEducation Training on Sexually Transmitted Diseases Overall Overview
Thetraining program for the pre- teens and teenagers mainly focused onhealth education on sexually transmitted diseases. This was wellinformed by the current health trend in the society where manyteenagers and pre teenagers are faced with the challenge of engagingin premarital sex. To help reduce the STDs prevalence the educationaltraining was organized at the Tamara Adam’s unit. The teenagerswere required to get permission from their parents in order to beallowed to take part in the training. The main objective was to makea positive mark in the society by ensuring that STDs prevalence isreduced. Additionally, the program was aimed at ensuring that theeconomic burden placed on families due to STDs is eliminated. Thetraining focused on a number of STDs namely gonorrhea, Chlamydia,HIV &AIDs and herpes simplex (Zenilman,2005). .The training delved into the cause of the infections, the relatedsymptoms, diagnosis, treatment and susceptible groups in the society.This enabled the facilitator to ensure maximum information deliveryto the audience.
Additionally,the training involved a power point presentation that incorporatedvarious feature to make it interesting to the audience. The powerpoint presentation included diagrammatic representations on how touse condoms. This was well informed by the fact that most of theyoung people were engaging in unprotected sex in addition to improperusage of condoms. The issues were put into consideration and it wasfound to be important to incorporate the youth in the training andteach them on how to use condoms. Furthermore, the training onimportance of practicing protected sex for the sexually active groupwas paramount to the reduction in the prevalence of STDs (Zenilman,2005). s.By making available the information regarding the symptoms andtreatment options available the participating audience was placed ata better position to respond to the infections. This is well informedby the point that infections that are handled earlier cause minimaldestruction to body organs.
Theaudience in the training comprised of both male and female.Furthermore, the audience was comprised of pre- teens and teenagers.The group was drawn from Tamara Adam’s unit centre. However,teenagers from surrounding were allowed to attend provided themanagement’s permission was sought. The language used to addressthe audience was simple fluent language to avoid losing along the wayif complex language was used to address the audience. Additionally,the sessions were made to be 45 minutes each at the higher end sincethe average concentration time of the teenagers is 30 minutes(Barlow, 2011).Moreover, the program involved some interesting bits that thrilledthe audience. Music and some video clips were played in between tokeep the audience refreshed. Taking into account that teenagers’attention is well consolidated by use of graphic presentations thetraining incorporated pictures in the PowerPoint. The presentationsinclude pictures in order to enhance the understanding of thetrainees. An ideal example is the picture by narration on how to usea condom. The picture enhanced the understanding of audience aswitnessed by the attending trainees. The trainees confessed that theybest understood content that was supported by graphic description(Zenilman,2005). s.
Thetraining period and scope of learning lapse makes the management andthe facilitator like to know the impact of the training. A programevaluation form based on the service delivered is created to helpevaluate the impact of the training. The form would help measure thevarious aspects of the training. The trainees would be able to assignratings to the various categories of issues in the training (Doherty,2010).. The evaluation forms are designed taking into considerationthe next planned health educational training. It is designed toensure that the critical areas in the study are analyzed andrectified in the future trainings. Time required to fill out theevaluation form is taken into account is minimized to ensure thatonly prerequisite questions that ask premium questions are answeredhe evaluation form has also factored in the trainees confidentialityby ensuring that the they are not required to disclose the content of the evaluation forms. The evaluation form is to be administered tothe trainees at the end of the session.
Thehealth issues discussed in the course of the training are wellrelated to the current health education resources that reflect on themajor losses the country’s populations are making due to STDs(Doherty, 2010).. In various publications it has been cited thatsexually transmitted diseases are costing the economies fortunes thatwould be used to enhance economic development. The different sexuallytransmitted diseases have been a cause for alarm to various upon theestablishment of the fact that most the pre teenagers and teenagersare engaging in activities that predispose them to contracting STDs.However, given the immense support we have received from the parentson the training of their kids the impact of the program would berated as excellent. Parents have been calling the facilitator of thetraining requesting to have an individual training of their childrenat their homes. Furthermore , the impact of the training has beenenhanced by the incorporation of the social media references,internet links and PowerPoint presentations included in the trainingthat have made it easy to deliver content. Ideal examples being thetechnical explanations such as polymerase chain reaction(Barlow, 2011).
Inconclusion, it is important to note that the impact of the healtheducation program has been immense. The training has empowered theteenagers with information that makes them better people in thesociety in addition to the individual persons awareness.
Barlow,D. (2011). Sexuallytransmitted infections.Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Doherty,S. (2010). Ratesof STDs among teens reach epidemic levels.Retrieved fromhttp://host.madison.com/news/local/health_med_fit/rates-of-stds-among-teens-reach-epidemic-levels/article_96d0ee57-e3dc-59d7-a5ec-e5cbc5b71ffc.html
Zenilman,J. M. (2005). Sexuallytransmitted infections.Philadelphia: Saunders