• Nightmare on Puberty Street

    Presented by Kaiser Permanenete 

    Nightmare on Puberty St. is an age-appropriate web series about four middle school students on their journey through adolescence. As the characters wrestle with the question “Am I normal?” they learn to cope with the changes affecting their bodies and minds. The frank and sometimes funny program shows students how to cope with many of the issues of puberty, including how to handle pressure to be sexually active, how to build self-esteem, and where to find help if faced with feelings of depression or thoughts of suicide. After the web series and a follow-up livestreamed workshop, students will understand everyone goes through changes during puberty, and there are resources to help them adjust to those changes.

    Nightmare on Puberty St. was created in conjunction with physicians, teachers, licensed counselors, and parents. The performer/educators providing the program receive extensive initial training from doctors and licensed counselors. They also receive continuing training that incorporates updated information as it becomes available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and health care providers.

Definitions from the Assembly

    • Abstinence: Choosing not to do something, in this case choosing to abstain from sexual activity.

    Abstinencia: Acción de no hacer algo que no quieras, en el caso de “Nightmare on Puberty St.” abstenerse deacciones sexuales.


    •  Confidentiality: When we turn 12, what we say to a medical practitioner stays private unless we are hurting ourselves, being hurt by someone else, or planning on hurting others.

    Confidencialidad: Al cumplir 12 años, lo que le digamos a un médico o a un profesional médico será privado, siempre y cuando nadie se haga daño a otro ni a sí mismo.


    • Coping Strategy: An activity that people can use to minimize the events of stressful events like taking a walk, listening to music, mindful breath, playing sports etc.

    Estrategia de afrontamiento: una actividad que las personas pueden usar para minimizar los eventos de eventosestresantes, como caminar, escuchar música, respirar con atención, practicar deportes, etc.


    • Cyberbullying: Making fun of, teasing, or even harassing someone continually online.

    Ciberacaso: el acoso que tiene lugar en dispositivos digitales, como teléfonos celulares, computadoras ytabletas.


    • Discrimination: The unjust treatment of different categories of people especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

    Discriminación: Trato diferente y perjudicial que se le da a una persona por motivos de raza, sexo, ideas políticas, religión, etc.


    • GSA: Gay Straight Alliance or Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club


    • Microaggressions: Subconscious and often unintentional actions or remarks that convey an unconscious bias, hurting the person on the receiving end.

    Microagresiones: acciones o comentarios subconscientes y, a menudo, no intencionales que transmiten un prejuicio inconsciente, lastimando a la persona en el extremo receptor.


    • Mood Swings: Shifts in mood caused by changing hormones.

    Cambios dehumor: durante la pubertad, nuestras hormonas se cambian y puedan afectar nuestro estado deánimo.


    • Negative peer pressure: Pressure to do things we don’t want to do that can be harmful to us or others.

    Presión negativa: presión para hacer cosas que no queremos hacer y que podrían hacer daño a otros.


    • Puberty: The body’s transition from childhood to adulthood.
    • La pubertad: La transición de madurez en nuestros cuerpos, de niños a adultos.


    • Self Harm: Behaviors that hurt us like vaping, picking fights, cutting, punching walls, or trying to control our emotions with food.

      Autolesión: acciones que nos lastiman como vapear, pelear, cortar, golpear paredes o tratar de controlar nuestras emociones con la comida.