This is really something, just released and good reading for anyone involved in Sex Education in Public Schools. We are sure you will have an opinion about the contents. We think publications like this help make Safer-Sex education more effective and consistent. There are a lot of opinions out there about how to build effective sexuality education programs that result in long term reduced STI and HIV infection rates. This subject gets especially controversial when dealing with K-12 age group. Whether you agree with the contents of this publication or not, we think developed guidance standards are a step in the right direction to further the process. Take a look and you be your own judge:
National Sexuality Education StandardsThe goal of the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K–12 is
to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is age-appropriate for students in grades K–12.
|For Immediate Release|
January 9, 2012
|Contact: Danene Sorace|
Groundbreaking National Sexuality Education Standards Set the New Gold Standard for Sexuality Education in Public Schools
Today, four leading health organizations released the first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools. Published in the Journal of School Health, the ground-breaking National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12 provide clear, consistent, and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12.
To view the complete National Sexuality Education Standards, click here. To schedule an interview, please contact Danene Sorace, Consultant to the FoSE Initiative, at 717.585.0503.
The American Association for Health Education serves educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people through education and health promotion strategies.
The American School Health Association works to build the capacity of its members to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, evaluate and advocate for effective school health strategies that contribute to optimal health and academic outcomes for all children and youth.
The National Education Association – Health Information Network works to improve the health and safety of the school community through disseminating information that empowers school professionals and positively impacts the lives of their students.
The Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education utilizes advocacy, partnerships, professional development and resources to build the capacity of school health leaders to implement effective health education and physical education policies and practices that support success in school, work and life.
The Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative is a partnership between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) that seeks to create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.
To learn more and view the complete National Sexuality Education Standards, please visit www.futureofsexed.org.