Resources For Administrators
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers regarding comprehensive sexual health education, HIV/AIDS and STD instruction, including content requirements, grade levels, outside speakers, funding, and more…
LGBTQ-Inclusivity Requirements and How They Interact with Parental Opt-Out
California schools must provide LGBTQ-inclusive comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education.
California Healthy Youth Act Implementation Toolkit
Materials developed to ensure effective implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act (CA Education Code sections 51930‐51939), which took effect in January 2016.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review
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.
Human Sex Trafficking Resource Guide
A list of organizations and helpful resources addressing the pressing issue of human sex trafficking in our world today.
A Practical Guide for Assessing Age Appropriateness Among Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
Age appropriateness addresses the relevance and suitability of topics, messages, and teaching methods in relation to the age or developmental level of their intended audience. There are multiple dimensions to consider when defining age appropriateness including social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development…
Governor Signs Bill Requiring Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
On October 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 329 “The California Healthy Youth Act” requiring Comprehensive Sexual Health Education for all students in grades 7-12, as well as Senate Bill 695 "Sexual Harassment and Violence Instruction."
Parent and Community Involvement
Critical to the successful implementation of effective health education programs is the involvement of parents and community in the review and approval of the course of study, as well as in the provision of supportive resources. An ideal mechanism for enhancing parent and community involvement is a school health advisory committee.
Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Councils
Schools can play an important role in maintaining and improving the health of the children and youth they serve. Experience has shown that when schools involve parents and other partners from the community, the responsibility for student health and success can be successfully addressed. One effective way to promote this partnership is through a school health council made up of a broad cross-section of parents, students, business and community leaders, and school staff.
Rigor and Relevance: How Positive Prevention PLUS Supports Recent Trends in Public Education
In recent years, a number of state and federal initiatives have provided guidelines and standards for higher quality sexual health education, including the National (and California) Health Education Standards, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and in California, the drive toward Local Control Accountability Planning (LCAP). Positive Prevention PLUS supports these guidelines and initiatives in a number of ways.
Sex Education for Physically, Emotionally, and Mentally Challenged Youth
In recent years, important changes in public policies and attitudes have resulted in improved opportunities for people with physical and mental disabilities. Now, people living with disabilities assume their rightful place in society as the equals of non-disabled people. Unfortunately, societal attitudes have changed less in regard to sexuality and disability. Even today, many people refuse to acknowledge that all people have sexual feelings, needs, and desires, regardless of their physical and/or mental abilities. As a result, many young people who live with disabilities do not receive sex education.
Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in Schools K-12
Today’s society is recognizing the experiences and needs of transgender people as never before. This trend is most evident in our nation’s schools, where an increasing number of transgender and gender-expansive students live openly as their authentic selves. At the same time, parents, students, educators, administrators and other stakeholders are working together to determine the best ways to support these students.