PS-R™ in Pennsylvania

Supporting youth in their ability to build and maintain healthy connections is at the heart of Family Design Resources' programs and services. Administering the PS-R program in Pennsylvania is an extension of our work in permanency and well being.

In this role, we coordinate the resources necessary to ensure youth are supported in building healthy relationships and making sound decisions in their sexual health. We also support program trainers and facilitators through training, technical assistance, and cultivation of a provider network concerned about the sexual health needs of trauma-impacted youth.

We believe this program has the potential to strengthen a youth's emotional and physical health, decrease rates of teen parenting and pregnancy, and positively impact the generational cycle of foster care.

PS-R™ Leaders and Facilitators

FDR administers the PS-R™ program through an established statewide network of PS-R™ certified leaders and facilitators.

PS-R™ Leader Qualifications and Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or related field 
  • Minimum two years direct service working with child and families in child welfare
  • Comfortable talking about and presenting on human sexuality
  • Current clearances:  PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Background Check
  • Valid driver's license and auto insurance

Requirements:

  • Attend and successfully complete the entire four-day PS-R™ leader training in October 2018
  • Provide three external (outside own agency) PS-R™ trainings in the first year following completion of leader training
  • Willing to be observed when providing facilitator training
  • Fulfill all requirements of PS-R™ leader, including follow up with facilitator training participants as needed and submission of requested paperwork and outcomes surveys

Note:  Leaders must complete a re-certification program every three years to maintain certification.

PS-R™ Facilitator Qualifications and Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or related field 
  • Minimum two years direct service working with child and families in child welfare
  • Comfortable talking about and presenting on human sexuality
  • Current clearances:  PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Background Check

Requirements:

  • Attend and successfully complete the entire three-day PS-R™ facilitator training
  • Willing to be observed on occasion while providing program facilitation
  • Fulfill all requirements of PS-R™ facilitator, including follow up with facilitator training participants as needed and submission of requested paperwork and outcomes surveys

Note:  Facilitators must complete a re-certification program every three years to maintain certification.

To learn more about the requirements and steps to becoming a TOT leader or PS-R™ facilitator: 

To bring the program to your agency's youth, contact the program coordinator: