TEACHERS COLLEGE SEX EDUCATION FELLOWS will also receive a voucher for the purchase of related educational materials for THEIR classroom.

Curricula Options:

Pick one of the following Available Curricular Packages below


FLASH is a comprehensive science-based sexual health education curriculum designed to prevent pregnancy, STDs and sexual violence. It is deigned to be used in school classrooms, as a part of a health unit, although it can be successfully implemented in a variety of environments. It does not require training, and provides substantial teacher support so that it can be immediately implemented when ready. It includes a strong family involvement component, creating opportunities for families to talk with their children about important sexual health topics. It is an inclusive curriculum, including examples and activities that will resonate with youth from a variety of geographical regions, racial identities, and sexual orientations. It is highly interactive and is respectful of students with a variety of sexual experiences. There are also lessons for special education students.

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Reducing the Risk

Reducing the Risk (RTR) is a 16-session curriculum designed to help high school students delay the initiation of sex or increase the use of protection against pregnancy and STD/HIV if they choose to have sex. This research-proven approach addresses skills such as risk assessment, communication, decision making, planning, refusal strategies and delay tactics. Proven effective in 3 studies, RTR has been chosen as an effective evidence-based program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Adolescent Health and other national organizations recognized as authorities on teen pregnancy prevention, including Emerging Answers 2007 and What Works 2010: Curriculum-Based Programs That Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; Programs That Work, 2010, Promising Practices Network; and Science and Success, Second Edition: Sex Education and Other Programs that Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections, Advocates for Youth.

Get Real

Get Real is one of only a few middle school programs that reduces risky sexual behavior for BOTH boys and girls. Additionally, boys who completed the Get Real take-home activities in 6th grade were more likely to delay sex in the 8th grade than boys who did not complete these activities. The Get Real middle school curriculum consists of 27 sequential lessons taught across the middle school years—9 lessons each in Grades 6, 7 and 8. The high school curriculum consists of 11 sequential lessons taught in Grade 9 or 10. Get Real is designed to delay sex and increase correct and consistent use of protection methods when a person becomes sexually active. The Get Real curriculum is based on state and national frameworks that emphasize social and emotional learning skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. A recent study demonstrated that, among students who received Get Real, 16% fewer boys and 15% fewer girls had sex compared to their peers who did not take Get Real.

Above the Waist

Created specifically for 6th, 7th and 8th grade, Above the Waist: Sexuality Education Beginning with the Brain reflects cutting edge research in the field of adolescent brain development and engages learners through innovate, hands-on, and adaptable activities. Above the Waist is age-appropriate, scientifically accurate, and instructor-friendly. Use Above the Waist in your school, after-school program, health center, or other youth development setting to help young people to learn about their developing sexuality in a way that will make them feel powerful, extraordinary and worth protecting!

Too often, teachers do not receive enough training to be well-versed in the subject of sexuality, particularly about birth control, which is ever-changing. During our 30 year history of providing professional development, teachers have told us there isn't enough time, funding or quality training to meet their needs. Additionally, many teacher preparation programs do not even include or require a human sexuality course. Therefore, teachers are often learning on the job, versus having the training and resources they need to be effective.

The goal of this online workshop is to increase what you know about teens and birth control so you can feel more confident and comfortable teaching sex education.

True or false: “More and more teenagers are getting pregnant each and every year.” If you said false, congratulations – you haven’t internalized one of the most common myths about teen and adolescent pregnancy. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the teen pregnancy rate is at its lowest point since public health officials started tracking the numbers, and down a remarkable 57% since the peak in 1991.This workshop will provide the most up-to-date information available about teen and adolescent pregnancy, as well as how the risk and reality of teen and adolescent pregnancy affects young people’s lives.

The goal of this online workshop is to increase knowledge, comfort, and competency for health education professionals working with middle- and high school-age students regarding teen and adolescent pregnancy.

Increase your knowledge of the changes commonly associated with puberty and go beyond the basics for a more complete picture of adolescence. At the end of this workshop, participants will feel equipped to speak with students about some of the more challenging aspects of adolescence, like developing healthy self-concept, addressing negative influences, and making more independent decisions. 


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The 3R's: Rights, Respect, Responsibility

While many sexuality education materials have addressed the needs of adolescents, Advocates for Youth realized that such education must begin much earlier. Learning about good communication, safety in relationships, and growth and development lays a foundation that can support healthy relationships and healthy behaviors throughout a person’s lifetime. The 3R's K-12 curriculum, therefore, is a collection of lesson plans on a wide range of topics including: self-understanding, family, growth and development, friendship, sexuality, life skills, and health promotion. Fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standards. Affordable and Free. Family Homework Assignments. 

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