The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has been working to prevent HIV infection since 1985. It continues to reach out to communities nationwide with information and resources about HIV and AIDS. The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross was instrumental in launching earlier versions of this curriculum. Contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross for more information about HIV/ AIDS prevention materials and trainings they provide or visit www.redcross.org.
The California Department of Education
The California Department of Education first disseminated HIV/AIDS prevention education policy, curriculum and resources through its network of Healthy Kids Regional Centers in the late 1980s. Since 1992, California public schools have been required to teach HIV/AIDS prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. In 2004, the California Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Act was chaptered into California Education Codes 51930-51939. Positive Prevention PLUS has been created in response to these codes, as well as the guidelines and mandates in the following documents:
- California Health Education Content Standards (2008)
- Health Framework for California Public Schools (2003)
- Putting It All Together: Guidelines and Resources for State Mandated HIV/STD Prevention Education Programs (2011) for school district administrators and board members.
The California Department of Education continues to monitor and advise on all matters related to our curriculum content in public schools. For further information visit: www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se.
The mission of Cardea Services is to improve organizations’ abilities to deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient, and compassionate services to their clients. Cardea staff are active and highly respected participants in teen pregnancy prevention research and demonstration projects in California and nationwide. As a partner in the Positive Prevention PLUS program, Cardea provides curriculum, teacher trainings and technical assistance to school districts and agencies in Northern California and out-of-state.
For more information call (510) 835-3700.