Positive Prevention PLUS is a 13-lesson curriculum that addresses risk factors and behaviors associated with unplanned teen pregnancy by increasing adolescent's ability to use risk-reduction skills including contraceptive use, resistance and negotiation skills, and accessing reproductive health services. The program seeks to teach adolescents to either delay/abstain from sexual activity or use birth control consistently and correctly when engaging in sexual activity.
Expanded prevention efforts needed in light of increases, especially for those at greatest risk.
Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We are pleased to report the publication of a manuscript in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) by Dr. LaChausse, Department Chairman and Associate Professor at California Baptist University. AJPH is arguably the most prestigious journal in the field of public health.Read More
Per a recent bulletin from the USDA, school districts must update 'wellness policies' in 2016-17 to promote healthy eating and physical activity. This is a great opportunity to establish a School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) instead of a school wellness committee that focuses only on PE and nutrition. Additional topics that a SHAC could review include Comprehensive Sexual Health Education, campus safety and LGBT bullying prevention, transgender student policies, parent outreach and release of students for reproductive health care. All of which can be funded by Mandated Costs Reimbursement, LCAP, or the district's Mandate Block Grant.
A list of organizations and helpful resources addressing the issue of human sex trafficking in our world today.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 versions of middle school and high school Sexual Health Education curricula are now fully aligned with the CA Healthy Youth Act (AB 329).Read More
Federal Review of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Identifies Positive Prevention PLUS as Effective Program
We are very pleased to announce that, this Spring, Positive Prevention PLUS was officially added to the OAH's list of effective teen pregnancy prevention curricula.Read More
U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guide on Identifying and Preventing Child Trafficking in Schools
Source: US Department of Education
Human Trafficking in America's Schools is a free guide for school staff that includes information about risk factors, recruitment, and how to identify trafficking; what to do if you suspect trafficking, including sample school protocols and policies; and other resources and potential partnership opportunities…Read More
California becomes the third state after Oregon and Washington to allow women to obtain more types of birth control directly from a pharmacist…Read More