Our 2018 – 2023 Comprehensive Sexual Health Education curricula are fully aligned with the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) and with the National Health Education Standards (NHES) and the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES).
Comparisons Chart for 2018 and 2021 Editions for Middle and High School
Positive Prevention PLUS Sexual Health Education focuses on specific protective behaviors using a variety of peer-based and interactive strategies. In addition, the 2021 high school and middle school curriculum incorporates and enhances the five foundational Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) Practices necessary for success in school and life.
2018 and 2021 National Health Ed Standards Alignment for Middle and High School
Detailed information on how our 2018 and 2021 High School and Middle School Sexual Health Education curricula are aligned with the National Health Education Standards (NHES) and the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES).
California Health Education Resources
The California Department of Education first disseminated HIV/AIDS prevention education policy, curriculum, and resources through its network of Healthy Kids Regional Centers in the late 1980s. Since 1992, California public schools have been required to teach HIV/AIDS prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. In 2004, the California Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Act was chaptered into California Education Codes 51930-51939. Positive Prevention PLUS has been created in response to these codes, as well as the guidelines and mandates in the following documents:
- California Health Education Content Standards (2008)
- Health Framework for California Public Schools (2016)
- Putting It All Together: Guidelines and Resources for State Mandated HIV/STD Prevention Education Programs (2011) for school district administrators and board members.
The California Department of Education continues to monitor and advise on all matters related to our curriculum content in public schools. For further information visit: www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se.
California Health Education Code Standards Alignment Information
Content standards set by the state of California can be found here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/
The document below shows how our curriculum aligns to the California Standards.
Grades K-6 California Healthy Youth Act Factsheet for Upper Elementary
Regardless of whether schools call it puberty education, family life education, or another name, any
“education regarding human development and sexuality, including education on pregnancy,
contraception, and sexually transmitted infections” (EC § 51931(b)) is by definition comprehensive
sexual health education and must meet the requirements of the law. More information is on the fact sheet provided by the ACLU.
California Healthy Youth Act Implementation Toolkit and Alignment Information
Materials developed to ensure effective implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act (CA Education Code sections 51930‐51939), which took effect in January 2016. Tool Kit, AB329 Alignment, and ACLU Fast Facts about CYHA.
Information for Parents about our Curriculum
A comprehensive evidence-based sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention curriculum for grades 7-12 and out-of-school youth. It has been written in compliance with the updated California Education Code, including “The California Healthy Youth Act” (AB 329) , “Sexual Harassment and Violence Instruction” (SB 695) , the National Health Education Standards (NHES) and the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES).
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review
Positive Prevention PLUS is a 14-lesson curriculum that addresses risk factors and behaviors associated with unplanned teen pregnancy by increasing adolescent’s ability to use risk-reduction skills including contraceptive use, resistance and negotiation skills, and accessing reproductive health services. The program seeks to teach adolescents to either delay/abstain from sexual activity or use birth control consistently and correctly when engaging in sexual activity.
Sex Education for Physically, Emotionally, and Mentally Challenged Youth
In recent years, important changes in public policies and attitudes have resulted in improved opportunities for people with physical and mental disabilities. Now, people living with disabilities assume their rightful place in society as the equals of non-disabled people. Unfortunately, societal attitudes have changed less in regard to sexuality and disability. Even today, many people refuse to acknowledge that all people have sexual feelings, needs, and desires, regardless of their physical and/or mental abilities. As a result, many young people who live with disabilities do not receive sex education.
Sex Education in America
PBS sharing for this video available here:
Last Year We Reached
Over 32 years