Statewide Campaign to Use Students to Market Healthcare
Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, school boards and public officials need to be aware of the promotion of "Youth Advisory Councils" (YACs) in schools all across Oregon. Our students are being used within the schools to influence and "empower" their peers about their reproductive rights, sexuality issues, and to promote healthcare services.
Youth Advisory Councils plan school activities, develop marketing and outreach programs to their peers, promote school-wide surveys, advocate for their local School Based Health Centers(SBHC), promote SBHC Awareness Month, develop projects, create newsletters, utilize social media outlets, etc. These efforts are generally marketed to our children during the school day and often for the purpose of subverting parental authority.
In addition, the Oregon School-Based Health Care Network (OSBHC) trains Youth Advisory Councils across the state to promote health insurance enrollment and access to reproductive services to their peers.
Visit Parentsrightsined.wordpress.com to view links to resources/messages that the Youth Advisory Council's are encouraging their peers to access. Some examples of topics include:
- discussing gender identity and expression
- enhancing sexual pleasure
- accessing the morning after pill, obtaining an abortion and contraception
- promoting reproductive justice/rights/activism
- empowering students to discuss sexual health
You may also visit our website to view agenda items from the annual Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference that students attend and receive training to use at their local schools.
Example of topics discussed:
It is critical that you know the constitutional and legal rights that you have once your child steps into an Oregon public school. Your school should NOT be using students to promote sex, reproductive "rights", healthcare services, or insurance coverage to your minor child without your knowledge!