Advocates' education programs are packed with complete guides to implementation, interactive exercises, participant handouts, supplemental leaders' resources, and more!
Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum
- Fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standards
- Inclusive for issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity
- Affordable (Free)
- Flexible K-12 curriculum
- Family homework activities
- Resources for educators at every grade level
- Training recommended, but not required and available on request
- Based on Advocates’ award-winning When I’m Grown and Life Planning Options
Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit
A guide to creating a safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Because homophobia is a real problem, for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) and straight youth, this online toolkit is intended to assist you, the youth-serving professional, in:
Guide to Implementing TAP (Teens for AIDS Prevention): A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV and STI
Advocates for Youth's Guide to Implementing TAP (Teens for AIDS Prevention): A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV and STI is a step by step guide to implementing an HIV/STI prevention peer education program in your school, faith community, AIDS service organization, and/or community-based organization.
Parent-Child Communication Basics An Education Program to Enhance Parent-Child Communication
A trainer’s resource to provide parents with the information and resources they need to communicate effectively with their children.
There's No Place Like Home … for Sex Education
- No hay lugar como el hogar … para la educación sexual
Reproducible newsletters to assist parents in talking about development, sexual health, and sexuality with their children and teens. Five newsletters are available for every age/grade level, pre-school through grade twelve. Each issue contains relevant, age-specific sexuality information, useful strategies, communication hints, and suggested resources to support you in your efforts.
Other comprehensive sexuality curricula
Unitarian Universalist Association: Our Whole Lives
Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for six age groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, young adults (ages 18-35), and adults.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten–12th Grade(pdf)
The Guidelines, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.
Public Health Department of Seattle and King County: The Family Life and Sexual Health curriculum (F.L.A.S.H.)
FLASH is a science-based, comprehensive sexual health curriculum designed to reduce teen pregnancy, STDs and sexual violence and to increase family communication and basic sexual health knowledge. It includes lesson plans for grades 4-6, 7-8, high school, and special education, as well as resources for parents, students, teachers, and school administrators, all available free online.
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