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Sexuality Education Resources

 

Sexuality Education Resources


Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about identity, relationships, and intimacy. Sexuality education is more than teaching young people about anatomy and the physiology of reproduction. It encompasses sexual development, reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles. Parents, peers, schools, religion, the media, friends, and partners all influence the way people learn about sexuality.

SIECUS believes that young people need a broad base of knowledge about sexuality to help them establish healthy, positive behaviors. Such education should provide them with the information and the skills to take care of their sexual health now and in the future. These programs should address the biological, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of sexuality from the cognitive, affective, and behavioral domain.

This bibliography contains information on commercially available curricula that represent effective approaches to teaching about sexuality-related topics. Their inclusion in this bibliography does not, however, imply an endorsement by SIECUS.

The curricula in this bibliography were reviewed by these SIECUS staff: Felix Gardon, Caroline Kelly, Martha Kempner, Emily Lamstein, Amy Levine, Lissette Marrero, Coralie Meade Rodriguez, Carolyn Patierno, Christopher Portelli, Monica Rodriguez, and intern, Jennifer Yunker.

(Published in the SIECUS Report, Volume 26, Number 6 - August/September 1998)

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Sexuality Education Curricula

All About Life:Grades K-4 Caring About Myself, My Family, and My Community
Caren Monastersky, M.S.W., and Ellen Phillips-Angeles, M.S.

This curriculum emphasizes social skills and is designed to prepare young people to care about themselves, their family, and their community. It consists of 20 lessons for grades K through two and 20 lessons for grades three through four on such subjects as friendship, disability, feelings, families, sexual abuse prevention, anger, space, staying healthy, anatomy, babies, and pregnancy.
1995; $35; Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Health Education Materials Sales; 400 Yesler Way, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104; Phone: 206/296-4902; Fax: 206/205-5281.

Bodies, Birth, and Babies: Sexuality Education in Early Childhood Programs
Peggy Brick, et al

This manual is designed to help educators in early childhood programs focus on sexual issues in ways that promote age-appropriate learning. It discusses ways to help children learn about sexuality and birth so that they will grow up to become sexually healthy adults. It also includes a sample curriculum and lesson plan as well as workshop information for teachers and parents.
1989; $14.95; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973-539-9580 x120..

Choosing Health--High School: Sexuality & Relationships
Betty M. Hubbard, Ed.D.

This Choosing Health skills-based program consists of eight curricula for high school students. Each stresses communication, decision-making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This component on "Sexuality and Relationships" is designed to give students information about anatomy and physiology as well as about the psychological and social aspects of sexuality. Topics include establishing and maintaining healthy relationships and making responsible decisions as well as information on sexual orientation, pregnancy, and birth. Additional program materials are available.
1997, Choosing Health—High School; Teacher/Student Resource books $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407 and 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Comprehensive Health For the Middle Grades: Puberty & Reproduction
Catherine S. Golliber, Ph.D.

This Comprehensive Health skills-based program consists of 15 curricula for middle grade students. Each stresses communication, decision-making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This supplement on "Puberty and Reproduction" is designed to give students information about the basic facts of human reproduction and to explain the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty. Additional program materials are available.
1996, Comprehensive Health for the Middle Grades; Teacher/Student Resource books $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

F.L.A.S.H.: Family Life and Sexual Health Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10,And 11-12
Elizabeth Reis, M.A.
Special Education for Grades 7-12
Jane Stangle, M.Ed.

These five skills-based curricula are designed to promote knowledge about human development and reproduction and to promote young people’s respect for and appreciation of themselves, their families, and others. The curricula cover such subjects as puberty, sexual health and hygiene, reproductive systems, pregnancy, contraception, abstinence, HIV/AIDS, STDs, sexual exploitation, and lifelong sexuality. The curricula include: grades 5-6 (15 lessons); grades 7-8 (20 lessons); grades 9-10 (30 lessons); grades 11-12 (18 lessons), and special education (28 lessons). The HIV/AIDS data needs updating.
Grades 5-6: 1985, $25; grades 7-8: 1986, $40; grades 9-10: 1988, $55; grades 11-12: 1992, $40; special education: 1991, $40; Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Health Education Materials Sales; 400 Yesler Way, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104; Phone: 206/296-4902; Fax: 206/205-5281.

The Family Education Program
Katherine Simpson, M.F.C.C. Planned Parenthood of Shasta-Diablo

This curriculum addresses sexuality, self-esteem, and abuse prevention for developmentally and learning disabled high school and junior high school students. It consists of 24 sessions.
1990; $30; Planned Parenthood of Shasta-Diablo, 2185 Pacheco Street, Concord, CA 95420; Phone: 925/676-0505; Fax: 925/676-2814.

Filling the Gaps: Hard-to-Teach Topics in Sexuality Education
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

This teacher's manual covers eight topics—abstinence; condom use; diversity; pregnancy options; safer sex; sexual behavior; sexual identity and orientation; and sexuality and society—that are often missing or need strengthening in many sexuality education programs. It provides background for teachers, rationale for teaching each topic, teaching activities, and resources. It is designed to supplement an existing curriculum.
1998; $19.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Growing Together, Second Edition: A Sexuality Education Program for Girls Ages 9-11 and Their Parents
Girls Incorporated

This is a component of Girls Incorporated’s Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy program. It is a series of five workshops designed to help parents and their daughters learn new information and develop the skills they need to talk about sexuality issues. It addresses puberty; adolescent sexual development; and values and expectations for teen sexual behavior. A Spanish version is also available.
1998; available to affiliated organizations and to licensees, non-member organizations should call for more information; Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, 441 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3287; Phone: 317/634-7546; Fax: 317/634-3024; Web site: http://www.girlsinc.org

Growing Up Caring: Exploring Values and Decision Making
Frances Schoonmaker Bolin, et al

This curriculum discusses respect, family, caring, commitment, trust, and responsibility. It consists of 20 activities incorporated within a five-day lesson plan. Topics include decision-making, eating smart, staying drug-free, and sexual choices.
1990; $70.05, teacher’s resource binder; $36.39 student textbook; Glencoe, MacMillian/McGraw-Hill, P.O. Box 543m Blacklick, OH 43004-0543; Phone: 800/ 334-7344; Fax: 614/860-1877; Web site: http://www.glencoe.com

It Takes Two: Pregnancy Prevention Classroom/Group Program
Young Women’s Resource Center

This curriculum encourages youth to accept the shared responsibility of pregnancy prevention by explaining the consequences of premature and unprotected sexual activity, urging responsible decisions about sexual intercourse, and encouraging healthy, respectful, and safe male/female relationships. It consists of 36 lessons targeted at young people in grades seven through 12. Worth the Wait is a new abstinence-only-until marriage version of this program. Be sure to ask for the original It Takes Two.
1997; call for information; Legacy Resource Group, P.O. Box 700, Carlisle, IA 50047-0700; Phone: 515/989-3360; Fax: 515/989-3391.

Learning About Family Life: Resources for Learning and Teaching
Barbara Sprung
Illustrated by Debra Wainwright

This curriculum helps children in grades K through three form healthy attitudes about sexuality. Developed to meet the New Jersey state mandate for family life education for children in elementary grades, it consists of three components: The Big Book (an easel book that illustrates stories), Resources for Learning and Teaching (a manual for the educator, consisting of 43 lessons), and Families, Friends, and Feelings (a journal for students). Topics include relationships, human growth and development, sexuality and reproduction, responsible behavior, and building strong families.
1992; $100, The Big Book; $25, Resources for Learning and Teaching; $12.50, five copies of Families, Friends, and Feelings; Rutgers University Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8099; Phone: 800/446-9323; Fax: 732/445-1974.

Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program
Advocates for Youth

This skills-based curriculum combines sexuality education and career education with the goal of motivating adolescents to delay parenthood until they achieve their educational and vocational goals. The material can be used with teens in grades seven through 12. This curriculum consists of 142 activities on such topics as values, communication, goals, decision-making, health, sexuality, sexual risks, contraception, STD prevention, and employment.
1995; $45; Advocates for Youth; 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

PLAIN TALK
Training Package
Dominic Cappello

This four-part series utilizes innovative approaches to assist parents in developing communication skills to talk openly and honestly to their children about sexuality issues. It focuses on character education and helps parents talk nonjudgmentally with their children about assuming adult responsibility. Topics include: "Setting Personal Boundaries," "TV and Sex," "Decision-Making," and "Healthy Neighborhoods." This package also includes "Plain Talk about Community Organizing," "Plain Talk Promo Kit," "Plain Talk Trainer’s Guide," and a "Patty Plain Talk Video."
1997; $159; Plain Talk, Neighborhood House, 10041 6th Avenue, S.W., Seattle, WA 98146; Phone: 206/767-9244; Fax: 206/767-7671; Web site: http://www.speakeasy.org/plaintalk

The New Positive Images: Teaching Abstinence, Contraception, and Sexual Health
Peggy Brick and Colleagues

This manual focuses on prevention behaviors, as well as the developmental, social, emotional, interpersonal, historical, cultural, and cross-cultural forces that shape healthy behavioral change. Intended as a supplement to existing curricula, the manual includes 27 activities for middle school, high school, and college-age groups.
1995; $25.00; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973-539-9580 x120.

Project SNAPP: Skills and Knowledge for AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention for the Middle Grades
Carla Adivi, M.P.H., and Jennifer Weissman, M.P.H. with Dalisa Barquero, B.A., Kim Perry, M.S.W., and Project SNAPP Educators
Division of Adolescent Medicine Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

This curriculum, originally developed as a peer education program, is based on social learning theories and research findings from several pregnancy- and HIV-prevention programs. A variety of skills-based activities give students the opportunity to practice communication, refusal, assertiveness, and negotiation skills. This eight-lesson program for grades five through nine includes information on abstinence and safer sex. It requires prior knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
1996; $45; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Reducing the Risk, Third Edition: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy STD and HIV
Richard P. Barth, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Targeted to grades nine and 10, this skills-based curriculum teaches students how to refuse or delay sexual intercourse as well as how to use protection against pregnancy and STDs. A student workbook is available in English and Spanish. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health has identified this 16-lesson curriculum as one that reduces health-risk behaviors among youth.
1996; $42.95; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Streetwise to Sex-Wise: Sexuality Education for High-Risk Youth
Steve Brown

This manual is intended as a supplement to a sexuality education curriculum and focuses on issues of particular concern to high-risk teens. Topics include: communication and decision-making skills, contraception, STDs, sexual orientation, and sexual abuse. It consists of 10 lessons for young teenagers nine to 13 years old and 12 lessons for older teenagers 14 to 19 years old.
1993; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973-539-9580 x120.

Taking Care of Business, Second Edition
Girls Incorporated

A component of Girls Incorporated's Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy program, this curriculum for girls 15 to 18 years old consists of 44 lessons. It focuses primarily on the motivation and skills needed to avoid early pregnancy. Sessions include: "Gender-Role Stereotyping," "Examining the Risks," "Skills for Avoiding Unreasonable Risks—Being Assertive," "Making Abstinence An Option," "Decreasing Pregnancy Risk," "Resisting Sexual Pressure," "Avoiding the Risk of HIV/AIDS," "Sexual Responsibility—Communicating with Young Men," and "Get a Life for Yourself Before You Make Another Life."
1998; available to affiliated organizations and to licensees; non-member organizations should call for more information; Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, 441 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3287; Phone: 317/634-7546; Fax: 317/634-3024; Web site: http://www.girlsinc.org

Teaching Safer Sex
Peggy Brick et al.

This manual is designed as a supplement to provide the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for safer sexual behavior. It consists of 21 skills-based lessons targeted to adolescents and young adults. It is also useful for training teachers, counselors, and parents.
1989; $25.00; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973-539-9580 x120.

Values and Choices: A Value-Based Curriculum For 7th and 8th Grades
John Forliti, et al;
Revising Editor Dorothy L. Williams

This curriculum focuses on abstinence from sexual intercourse as the most desirable choice for teenagers. Emphasizing values such as respect, responsibility, self-control, equality, honesty, and social justice, its 15 lessons address topics such as puberty, dating, sexual pressure, pregnancy, birth, STDs, and birth control.
1991; discontinued, call for availability; Search Institute, Thresher Square West, Suite 200, 700 South Third Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415; Phone: 800/888-7828; Fax: 612/376-8956; Web site: http://www.search-institute.org

When I’m Grown: Life Planning Education
The Center for Population Options

These skills-based curricula—for grades K through two, grades three and four, and grades five and six—are designed to introduce the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills that children need in order to participate successfully in adolescence and adult life. These curricula are a collection of discussions and participatory activities. Topics include: self-understanding, family, growth and development, friendship, sexuality, life skills, health promotion, and careers. The K through grade two curriculum consists of 50 activities, the grades three and four curriculum consists of 57 activities, and the grades five and six curriculum consists of 94 activities.
1994 (K through two), 1992 (grades three and four/grades five and six); $45, individual volumes; $75, two-volume set; $100, three-volume set; Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

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Abstinence-Only Curricula

Abstinence Pick and Choose Activities For Grades 7-12
Michael Young, Ph.D., and Tamera Young

This program includes 40 activities for students in grades seven through 12 to help build their self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, decision-making skills, and life planning processes with the ultimate goal of sexual abstinence. It includes teacher background information as well as take-home activities for the students to complete with parents/guardians.
1996; $35; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Choosing Health--High School: Abstinence
Jeanie M. White, Ed.M., And Nancy Abbey

This Choosing Health skills-based program consists of eight curricula for high schools. Each stresses communication, decision-making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This component on "Abstinence" encourages sexual abstinence as a positive choice and emphasizes that it eliminates the risk of unwanted pregnancies and STDs. Additional program materials are available.
1997, Choosing Health--High School; Teacher/Student Resource books $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Comprehensive Health For the Middle Grades: Abstinence
Dale Zevin, M.A.

This Comprehensive Health skills-based program consists of 15 curricula for middle grade students. Each stresses communication, decision-making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This component on "Abstinence" encourages sexual abstinence and emphasizes that abstinence eliminates the risk of unwanted pregnancy, STDs, and emotional concerns. Additional program materials are available.
1996, Comprehensive Health for the Middle Grades; Teacher/Student Resource books $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Healthy Sexuality, Second Edition: An Abstinence-Based Curriculum for Middle Schools
Louise Miller, M.P.H., and Kay Nation, M.A.

This curriculum, which focuses on abstinence, includes activities on sexual terminology and puberty; defining and maintaining healthy sexuality; resisting peer pressure; and finding and using support. It consists of 10 sequential lessons, many of which contain a homework assignment for students to complete with a parent or other trusted adult. An optional condom lesson is also included.
1996; $75, manual; $90, manual and video; $210, kit; Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, 7525 West 10th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215-5141; Phone: 303/239-6494; Fax: 303/239-8428; Web site: http://www.rmc.org

Postponing Sexual Involvement
Marion Howard, Ph.D. and Marie E. Mitchell, R.N.

This program consists of two curricula--Postponing Sexual Involvement for Young Teens (13 to 15 years old) and Postponing Sexual Involvement for Preteens (10 to 12 years old). Both consist of five lessons and were developed to help young people learn skills to resist pressures to become sexually involved. A separate educational series for parents is available to help them understand the pressures that their children may confront as well as to help them reinforce what their children learn in class. The curricula include a video and manual. Managing Pressures Before Marriage is a new abstinence-only-until marriage version of this program. Be sure to request the original Postponing Sexual Involvement.
1996; $149 each; Emory/Grady Teen Services Program, Grady Memorial Hospital, Box 26158, 80 Butler Street, Atlanta, GA 30335-3801; Phone: 404/616-3513; Fax: 404/616-2457.

Project Taking Charge
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

This curriculum is designed to help young adolescents "take charge" of their future by avoiding early sexual activity and childbearing and, instead, choosing educational and vocational achievement. Part job preparation and part health education, the curriculum emphasizes sexual abstinence. Targeted to seventh- and eighth-grade students, it includes five units with 27 activities and three parent-youth sessions. Educators will need to update the HIV/AIDS information.
1995; $100 curriculum, $45 trainers manual, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; 1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 703/706-4600; Fax: 703/706-4663; Web site: http://www.aafcs.org

Removing the Risk: Abstinence for High School Students
Richard P. Barth, Ph.D., M.S.W. and Nancy Abbey

This curriculum is written by the authors of the widely used curriculum, Reducing the Risk. This current version draws on its predecessor’s abstinence messages but does not include reproductive health and safer sex information. Designed for eighth- and ninth- grade students, it consists of 10 lessons. Educators can feel confident in knowing that the skills-based lessons are derived from the positively evaluated Reducing the Risk. This curriculum is intended as part of a more comprehensive program. A student workbook is available.
1997; $35; ETR Associates; P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Sex Can Wait: Curricula for Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School
Pennie Core-Gebhart, M.E.D., Susan J. Hart, Michael Young, Ph.D., and Tamera Young

These three curricula—for upper elementary, middle, and high school students--focus on building students’ understanding of abstinence and developing the decision-making, refusal, and negotiation skills to postpone sexual involvement. They are appropriate for independent or sequential use. Many lessons have homework assignments for students and parents/caregivers. The curricula include: upper elementary, 23 lessons; middle school, 24 lessons; and high school, 23 lessons.
1994; $59.95 each; ETR Associates; P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

SMART Moves
Boys and Girls Clubs Of America

This program targets young people six to 15 years old. It includes Smart Kids to help 6 to 9 year olds develop self awareness, decision making, and interpersonal skills; Start Smart to help preteens identify and resist peer, social, and media pressures to use drugs and become sexually involved; Stay Smart to help teenagers develop social, resistance, assertiveness, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; and Smart Parents to augment the sessions and teach parents about adolescent drug use and sexuality. All three curricula are currently being revised and updated.
Call the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for pricing: 1230 Peachtree Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309; Phone: 404/815-5766; Fax: 404/815-5789; Web site: http://www.bgca.org

Will Power/Won’t Power, Second Edition: A Sexuality Education Program for Girls Ages 12-14
Girls Incorporated

This is a component of Girls Incorporated’s Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy programs. It consists of 45 lessons and five supplemental lessons on sexual development and seven supplemental lessons on contraception. They are designed to help girls learn how to say no to intercourse by recognizing, exploring, and practicing attitudes and skills to deal with health and sexuality issues. Topics include reproductive health and sexuality, assertiveness, identifying and resisting sexual pressures, values, abstinence, and STD prevention.
1998; available to affiliated organizations and to licensees, non-member organizations should call for more information; Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, 441 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3287; Phone: 317/634-7546; Fax: 317/634-3024; Web site: http://www.girlsinc.org

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HIV/AIDS Curricula

Act SMART: An HIV/AIDS Education Curriculum for Three Age Groups
Boys and Girls Clubs of American and the American Red Cross
HIV/AIDS CURRICULA

This curriculum has sections that target three age groups: elementary, junior high, and high school. It addresses HIV transmission, risk behavior and prevention, alleviating fear, and creating compassion for people living with HIV/AIDS. Each section consists of six lessons that use age-appropriate messages. Act SMART was developed as a supplement to Smart Moves, a drug/alcohol and sexual activity prevention program developed by the Boys and Girls Club of America.
1995; $12.95; American Red Cross, Bookstore/Purchasing, 150 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023; Phone: 212/875-0365; Fax: 212/875-2190; Web site: http://www.redcross.org

Becoming A Responsible Teen (BART): An HIV Risk-Reduction Intervention for Adolescents
Janet S. St. Lawerence, Ph.D.

Initially pilot tested among African-American adolescents, this curriculum consists of eight skills-based lessons targeted to students in grades nine through 12. Topics include: condom use, refusal skills, and partner negotiation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health identifies this curriculum as one that has shown credible evidence of effectiveness.
1997; $49.95; ETR Associates; P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Strategies to Empower Youth to Reduce Their Risk for AIDS
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D., and Konstance A. McCaffree, Ph.D.

This six-session curriculum is targeted to young people 13 to 18 years old. The skills-based lessons focus on participants’ needs to adapt responsible and safer sexual behaviors to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. It includes a video. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health identifies this curriculum as one that has shown credible evidence of effectiveness.
1996; $ 95.00; Select Media, 22D Hollywood Avenue, Hohokus, NJ 07423; Phone: 800/343-5540; Fax: 201/652-1973.

Choosing Health--High School: STD & HIV
Betty M. Hubbard, Ed.D.

This Choosing Health skills-based program consists of eight curricula for high school students. Each stresses communication, decision-making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This "STD & HIV" component is designed to give students the communication, decision-making , and assertiveness refusal skills to protect themselves. A unit on condom use is also included. Additional program materials are available.
1997, Choosing Health--High School; Teacher/Student Resource books $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Comprehensive Health For the Middle Grades: HIV & STD
Jory Post, M.A., and Carole McPherson, M.A.

This Comprehensive Health skills-based program consists of 15 curricula for middle grade students. Each stresses communication, decision-making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This "HIV & STD" component is designed to educate students about disease transmission and prevention. Additional program materials are available.
1996, Comprehensive Health for the Middle Grades; 1997; Teacher/Student Resource books $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Get Real About AIDS, Second Edition Grades 4-6, 6-9, And 9-12
Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.)

All Get Real About AIDS curricula--grades four through six (10 lessons), grades six through nine (10 lessons), and grades nine through 12 (14 lessons)--are detailed and fact-based with age-appropriate messages. Their primary purpose is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health identifies the 9-12 curriculum as one that has shown credible evidence of effectiveness.
1995 (Upper Elementary and Middle School), 1994 (High School); $495, each kit; AGC Media, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201; Phone: 800/323-9084; Fax: 847/328-6006; Web site: http://www.agcmedia.com

POWER Moves: A Situational Approach to HIV Prevention for High-Risk Youth
Pam Petersen Buckingham, M.A., Mary A. Doyen, M..A, and Deborah S. Main, Ph.D.

This HIV-prevention curriculum was developed for adolescents who do not participate in traditional secondary school settings but regularly attend organized treatment or alternative education environments. It consists of 12 lessons that are designed to decrease the percentage of youth currently engaging in high-risk sexual and drug behaviors. Students are asked to set their personal limits and are taught negotiation and communication skills to keep those limits in difficult situations.
1995; $60, manual;$295, kit; Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, 7525 West 10th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215-5141; Phone: 303/239-6494; Fax: 303/239-8428; Web site: http://www.rmc.org

Safer Choices
University of Texas at Houston and ETR Associates

This curriculum was developed to create environments at school, in the community, and at home that support students’ decisions to abstain from intercourse or to protect themselves from HIV infection and other STDs if they do decide to have intercourse. It includes activities that facilitate peer leadership, community involvement, and parent participation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health identifies this curriculum as one that has shown credible evidence of effectiveness.
The projected availability date is Fall 1998. Purchase price is not yet determined. ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Teaching Kids About How AIDS Works: K-3 and 4-6
David Schonfeld, M.D., and Marcia Quackenbush, M.S., M.F.C.C.

These two curricula—for grades K through three and grades four through six—include information and skill-building exercises to help young people prevent HIV/AIDS. The curricula include parents in the learning process; stress that young children have the capacity to understand complex issues if the message is delivered in a "clear, age-appropriate manner," and provide the teacher with background information. The K-through-grade three curriculum contains 21 lessons, five evaluation activities, and six family activities; the grade four-through-six curriculum contains 28 lessons, seven evaluation activities, and seven family activities.
1996; $25 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

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Guidelines for Sexuality Education Programs

Community Action Kit
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

This newly updated kit is designed to help advocates of comprehensive sexuality education in communities across the nation. It includes strategies for organizing support; information for handouts; overheads or posters; reviews of fear-based, abstinence-only curricula; and related information.
1997; $19.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Guia Para Una Educacion Sexual Integral Para La Juventud Hispana/Latina: Kindergarten-12 Grado
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

This Spanish-language adaptation of SIECUS’ Guidelines (See below for more details.) was developed specifically for Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. It includes a resource section on materials for Hispanic-Latino youth.
1995; $7.95 each/1-4 copies; $6.95 each/5-99 copies; $4.95 each/100+ copies; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten—12th Grade Second Edition
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

The Guidelines are designed as a framework to assist local communities in designing new curricula or assessing existing programs. They are organized into six concepts that represent the most general knowledge about human sexuality and family living. They include human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. The Guidelines contain 36 topics with 778 developmental messages for early childhood (ages five through eight); preadolescence (ages nine to 12); early adolescence (ages 12 to 15), and adolescence (ages 15 to 18).
1996; $7.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Family Life Education Curriculum Guidelines, Second Edition
David J. Bredehoft, Ph.D., Editor

This publication is designed to assist family life educators. It offers guidelines for developing or assessing family life education programs.
1995; $17.95; National Council on Family Relations, 3989 Central Avenue, N.E., Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55421; Phone: 612/781-9331; Fax: 612/781-9348, Web site: http://www.ncfr.com

Sexuality Education Within Comprehensive School Health Education
American School Health Association

This is a guide designed to assist students, parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members in planning and implementing a successful sexuality education program.
1991; $14.60; American School Health Association, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; Phone: 330/678-1601; Fax: 330/678-4526.