Evidence Based Sexual Health Education Programming: 

School and Community Education Presentations Available 

As part of a statewide initiative, Hudson Headwaters Health Network can provide your school district or community group with an evidence-based comprehensive sexual health program.  We bring our materials and knowledge to your youth to help them increase their knowledge as well as examine their beliefs and behaviors that will result in increased levels of healthy outcomes.  Our goals are to help reduce the rates of unplanned teen pregnancy and STI (including HIV) infections in our region.  Our programming is interactive, fun and informational…youth really like the program!  So if we can come to your classroom, present an afterschool program, or bring the program to your community; we want to hear from you!

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Fifth Edition
A six-part curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, motivation and skills necessary to change their behaviors in ways that will reduce their risk of pregnancy or contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. To change behavior, adolescents need not only information and a perception of personal vulnerability, but also the skills and confidence in their ability to act safely. The curriculum consists of six 50-minute sessions and has been evaluated and recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a “Program That Works”  Chart of NYS Standards and Performance Indicators addressed and assessed by this curriculum.

We also have other resources on various topics that may be of interest to your classroom or youth group.

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Links to Education Resources for the Classroom

KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health curriculum materials for all grades and subject areas. Each Teacher’s Guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes – all aligned to national health education standards.

Answer, part of the Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers University, is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education in the United States.

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) works to make sure that information, knowledge, and skills are within everybody’s reach.

Research, Facts and Findings: Stages of Adolescent Development” (ACT for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence)

Developing Adolescents – A Reference for Professionals” (American Psychological Association)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) offers educational materials about suicide. http://www.save.org/

Explore the use of media literacy as a strategy for abstinence education. Based on Washington’s nationally acclaimed Teen Aware Project, this site offers a vast collection of curriculum resources for adults working with teens in this mediated world.

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

The Religious Institute is a progressive religious website featuring sexuality information for people interested in faith or already aligned to a certain religion. Be sure to check out their unique “Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing.”

Future of Sex Education…Creating a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Trevor Workshop Guide, a classroom tool to be used in conjunction with the short film, Trevor, to constructively generate discussion about the myriad of issues surrounding suicide, personal identity and sexual orientation.

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