Thinking Sex: Representing Desire and Difference
A Feminist and Gender Studies Course
Bryn Mawr College, Fall, 2002

Available Field Sites (8 September)

The Attic 419 S. 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 Carrie Jacobs, Assistant Director 215 545-4331 atticyouthcenter@ The Attic is the largest lesbian/gay/bi/transgender/questioning youth center in the Philadelphia area. The center provides a safe space for social activities and interaction for queer youth, as well as sexual education, counseling, support, psychological services and crisis intervention. The Attic is run by the Youth Planning Committee, a number of Attic members who meet regularly to discuss and plan the Attic's activities, upcoming events, and the overall direction of the group. This makes the Attic the only youth-run youth-only organization in the Phyla. area. Programs and activities are geared towards nurturing and educating youth so that ehy can become part of the community in a safe, healthy BMC students will be considered Youth Volunteers at this site. Interview with Carrie Jacobs and later with Youth Planning Committee (9/17 or 9/24 at 5:30) for final approval. R5 train Center is on 15 street, between Pine and Lombard
Hedwig House 1111 Lancaster Avenue Rosemont, PA 19010 Kevin Wilson, Program Director 610 525 6874 Laurie Gehle, Counselor (same #) Hedwig House is one of 5 clubhouses sponsored by Hedwig House, Inc, a private non-profit organization working under contract with the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health. The clubhouse network provides a welcoming, friendly and comfortable facilities, which "members" visit voluntarily. The clubhouse offers opportunities for socialization and fellowship, personal growth and stable community living. Clubhouse members are ages 18 and over. BMC students can participate in a variety of club activities, including the "Coping with Life" groups and will have the opportunity to design a workshop on Dating. Best days are M-TH 9-1 interview This site is located within walking distance (20-25 minutes) It is near Peace a Pizza and Borders on Lancaster Avenue.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos 216 W. Somerset Street Philadelphia, PA 19133 Julie Couselor 215 763 8870 Congreso is a comprehensive services agency which provides innovative bilingual/bicultural service programs in the areas of health, social, and economic development. Field placements are available in the HIV/AIDs Prevention, Counseling and Testing Program.More information pending.    
Planned Parenthood 1144 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-6797 Lisa Citron Outreach Coordinator, Education and Professional Development 215 351 5518 The Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Education and Professional Development Dept. provides sexuality education programs for preadolescents, adolescents, parents, and professionals in the Delaware Valley The programs are founded on the belief that sexuality is a normal and healthy part of human development, one that begins at birth and continues throughout the life cycle. The goal of their sex ed programs is to promote sexual health and well-being. This includes supporting healthy, responsible, and positive life experiences, as well as preventing disease and unintended pregnancy. As an intern at this site, you can be trained to do sex ed workshops in schools and community centers. After the training, you would work with another volunteer to provide 6 sex ed program (programs are 1 1/2 hour long) at a variey of(weekdays, AM and PM) Requirement: Application and references, interview with Lisa Citron and attendance at training sessions: 9/24, 9/26, 10/1 and 10/3 from 5 pm-8pm and Saturday, 9/28 from 10 - 3. R5 train
Planned Parenthood 1144 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-6797 Lisa Citron Outreach Coordinator, Education and Professional Development 215 351 5518 Students who are unable to do the training required for the above position, can still be involved at Planned Parenthood in the Youth First program, which works specifically with middle school youth, using a curriculum called Steps Toward Adolescence. You would have a more observational role here, going out with the sex ed instructors to the schools and perhaps learning to co-facilitate a session. These sessions happen during the school day, so you need to be available 8:30-1, weekdays. Requirements: Application and interview, criminal background check and child abuse clearances. R-5 train You can meet the sex educator at the main office and travel with them to the site, or meet them there.
Germantown Friends School 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Laura Sharpless-Myran 215 951-2316 Germantown Friends is a coeducational, private, Friends school. 8th grade sex ed is taught by Laura Sharpless-Myran and Dan Schectman. Student intern will observe and assist in this class. More information pending. Requirements: interview, criminal background check and child abuse clearances. Recommend that a student with a car takes this placement, as it takes a long time to get there on public transportation.
Prevention Point 333 W. Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA Genny Fulco, Site Services Coordinator 215 787-0116 genny@Crit.Path.Org Prevention Point is a non-profit, public health organization committed to protecting the health and welfare of injection drug users, crack cocaine users, and sex workers. With a public health orientation to harm reduction, PPP operates programs and services designed to prevent the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases and reduce other drug related harm among these vulnerable and underserved populations. PPP provides these services through the Syringe Exchange Program and the Harm Reduction Services Center. There are several fieldwork options at this organization: 1. Work at one of the syringe exchange sites: Thursdays 3-5 PM, Fridays 12:30 -2:30 PM, or Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:30 PM. At these sites you will distribute safer injecting and safer sex reduction supplies and will provide basic health and harm reduction education. 2. Come to the women's group that meets on Wednesdays, 3-5. This is a small group of 5-10 women who have HIV. Joyce Hamilton and Jes Maaswinkle are the facilitators. On site Orientation provided. Interview and application. Take the R-5 to Market-East Station. Take the Market-Frankford line train to Girard Station. Walk west on Girard until you reach #333.
Strathhaven Middle School Linda Atkinson 610 892-3460 This teacher is the sex ed teacher for the school and is supposed to be a terrific teacher. I don't have specifics yet, but if any one wants to work in a suburban middle school in a school based sex ed class, this will probably work out. Days and times pending. Criminal Background check, child abuse clearances, interview Train
To Our Children's Future With Health/SafeHaven Pashawnda Briley (head of Sisterhood) Brenda Watkins BMC Sisterhood has an ongoing relationship with Safehaven, a pre-teen center for middle school boys and girls, which is part of To Our Children's Future With Health, a West Philadelphia public health organization. Sisterhood assists with programming at Safehaven, including the sex ed programming. The sex ed focus at this site is primarily on abstinence. Details pending on this internship. Criminal Background and child abuse clearances. Interview. Membership in Sisterhood preferred. Train and bus. Specifics pending.
Mainline Momobile 130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue 3rd floor/Clothier Building Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Glenda Gray 215 989 3553 The MOMobile Program is the signature program of the Maternity Care Coalition. It is a community based outreach and family support program for pregnant women, new parents, infants, and their families. Through telephone follow-up and home visiting, Momobile Advocates help families negotiate health care and social service systems, linking them to prenatal care, pediatric and women's health care, health insurance, and other community resources. Advocates also provide health education (including HIV prevention) and case management through the new baby's first birthday. There is no formal sex ed component, but lots of discussions about sex take place during visits and contacts. 5-6 hour block of time necessary at this site in order to go out on home visits and meet clients. walking distance from BMC. Located at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Womanspace 120 Ardmore Avenue Ardmore, PA Maxine Orocofsky 215 844-2400 or 610 649-8946 his is a residential treatment facility for women recovering from Drug and Alcohol addictions. There are opportunities to participate in life skills groups and house meetings, and to assist with the daily activities of the residence. There is no formal sex ed program here but one could be designed. You will work directly with the social worker at this site. Criminal background check and interview. Tine test? local. In Ardmore. BMC students take Blue bus to Haverford and then walk to Ardmore Avenue.

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