Teacher Resources

Positive Prevention PLUS curriculum is written by teachers, for teachers in compliance with the updated California Education Code including the “California Healthy Youth Act” (AB 329) and “Sexual Harassment and Violence Instruction“ (SB 695) and the National Health Education Standards.

Ideas and Guidelines for General Instructional Strategies

Due to the diverse learning styles represented in any group, as well as research indicating  
the enhanced impact of interactive teaching strategies, we recommend that instructors be familiar with the following varieties of teaching strategies and utilize them at every opportunity, such as journals, mind maps, and more… 

Positive Prevention PLUS offers teachers this resource

Answering Difficult Questions

Teachers need to be able to recognize and respond to a variety of student questions, such as those based on religious beliefs, seeking permission, a cry for help, and more… 

Positive Prevention PLUS offers teachers this resource.

FREE – It’s All One Curriculum, Volume 2: Activities

It’s All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV, and Human Rights Education provides a rationale, content, and sample activities for placing gender and rights at the center of sexuality and HIV curricula—both as stand-alone modules and integrated with topics such as relationships, puberty, and condom use.

CDC Releases 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Results

The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor health behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.
In addition, the YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.  From 1991 through 2019, the YRBSS has collected data from more than 4.9 million high school students in more than 2,100 separate surveys.

Dating Matters ®

Dating Matters is a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health. Follow a school administrator throughout his day as he highlights what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it through graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, and information gathered from leading experts

CDC Adolescents and Young Adults STDs Resources

While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the United States each year. The resources on this page provide information about the impact of STDs on youth as well as resources for reaching this population.

April is STD Awareness Month

To bring awareness to the increases in STDs in California, we have developed new resources to bring awareness to the issue and highlight the great work being done already.

Please take a look at the California STD Control Branch webpage to find current data briefs and tables along with other resources including infographics and educational materials.

Additional Online Resources: STDs, Testing, Sexual Assault, Living with HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), and WebMD feature a number of useful websites for teacher background information, supplemental lesson materials and more.

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