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Advocates works with local education agencies through our Sexual Health Education and Sexual Health Services programs.

Sexual Health Education

We assist local education agencies (LEAs) to increase their capacity to implement sexual health education (SHE).  Sexual health education as defined by the CDC is a systematic approach informed by research and practices that emphasize planned, sequential learning across grade levels.  SHE uses learning objectives, lessons, materials and assessments that are medically accurate, and age-developmentally-appropriate to help adolescents acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.

We support LEAs in three domains to address SHE:

      1. Strengthen staff capacity
      2. Increase student access to programs and services
      3. Engage parent and community partners
Sexual Health Services
  • We assist local education agencies (LEAs) to increase their capacity to increase student access to key preventative health services (SHS).  This includes specific services like testing for STD, HIV testing and contraception and condom provision.  As well as broad preventative measures including, adolescent-friendly clinical environments and sexual risk assessments.
  • We support LEAs in three domains to address SHS:
    • Strengthen staff capacity
    • Increase student access to programs and services
    • Engage parent and community partners

     

Advocates for Youth will provide the following to all local education agencies and their partners:
  • Resource Materials
  • Technical Assistance by Telephone and Email
  • Bi-Monthly Electronic Newsletter
  • Online Training Modules
  • School Health Equity Listserv
  • Interactive Webinars
  • Ongoing Support and Leadership Coaching
Resources, Technical Assistance, and Training can be tailored based on interest and need.

Advocates looks forward to working with all LEAs to develop in-depth partnerships to support their SHE and SHS activities.

 

For more information  please contact:

Sexual Health Education
Brittany McBride
Senior Program Manager. Sexuality Education
brittany@advocatesforyouth.org
202.251.9100

Sexual Health Services
Mary Beth Szydlowski
Senior Program Manager, School Health Equity
marybeth@advocatesforyouth.org
202.419.3420 

 

This content was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH).  The contents do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Advocates for Youth is funded by CDC to provide HIV-related educational materials. This website may contain potentially explicit information related to HIV.

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