For Educators

Resources

  • The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy –    www.thenationalcampaign.org/cahttp://teachers.teachingsexualhealth.ca/teaching-tools/
    Prepare yourself to learn about your values, myths and facts, comprehensive sexual health education, how to manage diversity in the classroom, and how to manage sensitive issues. Prepare your class to set the tone of covering this topic with ground rules, characteristics of a healthy teen, and how to evaluate sexual health resources. Prepare parents and the community to create support, how to notify parents, and suggested parent letters in many languages. The instructional methods section provides many different strategies you can build into your lesson plans like role play, classroom discussion, small group, digital media, using the question box, and responding to questions. There are many examples of student questions that have already been answered.
  • Teaching Sexual Health – www.teachers.teachingsexualhealth.ca/teaching-tools/
    From the website: Teachingsexualhealth.ca is an innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals. We offer up-to-date, evidence-based information and strategies for teachers and educators teaching the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum and for parents of children from birth up to 18 years of age. Our mission is to help teachers, educators, and parents achieve excellence in teaching sexual health.
  • SexEd Library – www.sexedlibrary.org/
    SexEdLibrary is the most comprehensive online sexual health education resource in the United States. Sexual health is like no other subject in our educational system today. Not only should the content be up to date and relevant, but the tools with which you teach it can be as important as the information itself. SexEdLibrary is designed to give you all of that—and more. SexEdLibrary is brought to you by SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), a highly acclaimed resource for educators, counselors, administrators, and health professionals seeking the latest in sexual health research, lesson plans, and professional development opportunities. SIECUS has analyzed hundreds of lesson plans from multiple sources to offer easy access to the very best on such topics as sexual and reproductive health, puberty, abstinence, relationships, sexual orientation, body image, self-esteem, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, unintended pregnancy, and more. Sexual health is among life’s most critical lessons. Arm them well with the right information and make a lifetime of difference starting today.
  • ResourceCenter for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) from ETR – http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.educatorskillshome
    Effective sexual health education programs require that educators employ a variety of teaching methods designed to involve youth and have them personalize the information and skills presented in the program. The Skills for Educators section of ReCAPP focuses on important educator skills that will enhance the implementation of a pregnancy prevention program. Each strategy includes a description of the instructional strategy and its components and tips for using the strategy effectively.
  • Lesson planswww.futureofsexed.org/lessonplans.html
  • Answer: sex ed, honestly – http://answer.rutgers.edu/page/resources
    Answer believes that sexual health educators and other youth-serving professionals are important to young people’s health. Sexual health can be a challenging subject to teach. Answer provides online workshops, webinars, lesson plans, and other resources that can support educators in this critical role. There are a lot of resources that can help educators become more comfortable and confident talking with youth about sexual health. The youth that look up to you are looking for answers, so talk early and talk often.
  • Sex Education Resource Centerwww.advocatesforyouth.org/serced?task=view
    Sexual health educators play a vital role in providing young people with information they need to protect their health and futures. Whether you are someone new to the field of sexual health education or trying to stay abreast of the latest effective programs and resources, Advocates for Youth can help. Explore the Sex Ed Center for lesson plans, curricula, national standards, and state legislation.
  • Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) – www.wisetoolkit.org/
    Through the course of the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) Initiative, the “WISE Method,” an iterative, dynamic approach to implementing sexual health education, emerged from the experience of the organizations participating in WISE. Informal sharing of successes, resources and tools led to the creation of the WISE Toolkit, which can be utilized by a larger community of practitioners. It is practice-based, rather than evidence-based, and does not aim to include every possible resource related to sex ed. Rather, it includes tools and practices successfully utilized by the organizations participating in WISE.
  • REAL – https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/pediatrics/real.aspx
    REAL’s mission is to improve adolescents’ access and utilization of comprehensive, accessible and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive healthcare services by enhancing knowledge, expanding training and growing advocacy capacity of current and future healthcare providers.

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