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Advocates' Curricula and Education Programs Print

Advocates' education programs are packed with complete guides to implementation, interactive exercises, participant handouts, supplemental leaders' resources, and more!

Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program

NOTE:  Life Planning Education (LPE) is currently being revised.  The printed/for-sale version includes older versions of some lesson plans which may be significantly different in content from the ones in the “Lesson Plans” section. Please make sure you have looked at the PDF of Life Planning Education  before purchasing - that is the version that is available to buy. The new lesson plans replace chapters 1-4 and may be downloaded for free here

Advocates for Youth's popular family life education program, Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program, includes chapters on sexuality, relationships, health, violence prevention, and community responsibility as well as chapters on skills-building, values, self-esteem, parenting, employment preparation, and reducing sexual risk.

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.

 For more information about effective programs, visit our Programs that Work section.

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