Curricula Bibliography

CURRICULA, LESSON PLANS & RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ABOUT SEXUALITY

Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about identity, relationships, and intimacy.  It encompasses sexual development, reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles.  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 they need to take care of their sexual health now and in the future.

To help educators meet the needs of young people, SIECUS recently published the Third Edition of the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education; K–12.  Developed by a task force of experts, the Guidelines set forth the key concepts, topics, and messages that would ideally be included in a comprehensive sexuality education program or curriculum.  The Guidelines are not a curriculum but provide a framework for educators to create curricula or evaluate existing programs.

Today, there are many resources that can help educators address the key concepts and topics contained in the Guidelines with young people of all ages and in a variety of group settings.  This bibliography contains information on commercially available curricula, compilations of lesson plans, and resources that provide background information and ideas for educators.  We have provided a brief explanation of each resource including the age group for which it was designed, the topics covered, and ordering information.

To make it easier for educators to find exactly what they need, the resources are grouped by topic areas which correspond to many of the topics included in the Guidelines.  The topic areas are: Multiple Sexuality Topics (for comprehensive programs and those that address a number of topics simultaneously), Puberty, Sexual Orientation, Abstinence, Pregnancy Prevention, HIV/STDs and Safer Sex, and Sexual Abuse.  Additional sections include Resources for Educators and Spanish Language materials.  Please note that some resources are listed more than once as they cover more than one specific topic area.

SIECUS reviewed all of the materials presented in this bibliography to ensure that they followed the values inherent in the Guidelines, their inclusion in this bibliography does not, however, imply an endorsement by SIECUS.

SIECUS would like to thank interns Melissa Harnley, Motsine Nshom, and Meredith White for their work on this bibliography.

Multiple Topics

All About Life: Grades K–4 Caring About Myself, My Family, and My Community

Caren Monastersky and Ellen Phillips-Angeles

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–2 and 20 lessons for grades 3–4 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, 56 S. Lucile St. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98134; Phone: 206/296-4902; Fax: 206/296-0185.

Bodies, Birth, and Babies: Sexuality Education in Early Childhood Programs

Peggy Brick, et al.

This manual was designed to help educators in early childhood programs focus on sexual issues in ways that promote age-appropriate learning.  It discusses methods for helping children learn about sexuality and birth so that they will grow up to become sexually healthy adults.  It also includes lesson plans, an outline for a sample curriculum, and information to help educators plan a workshop for teachers and parents.

1989; $15; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

F.L.A.S.H.: Family Life and Sexual Health Grades K–4, 4–6, 7–8, 9–10, and 11–12

Elizabeth Reis

Special Education for Grades 7–12

Jane Stangle

These six skills-based curricula are designed to provide information 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, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, STDs, sexual exploitation, and lifelong sexuality.  Updated HIV & other lessons are available on line at: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx

Grades K–4: 1995, $35; grades 4–6: 2006, $55; grades 7–8: 2006, $60; grades 9–10: 2006, $80; grades 11–12: 2006, $60; special education: 2006, $60; Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Health Education Materials Sales, 56 S. Lucile St. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98134; Phone: 206/296-4902; Fax: 206/296-0185.

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 from or need strengthening in sexuality education programs.  It provides background for teachers, rationale for teaching each topic, lesson plans, and information on additional resources.  It is designed to supplement an existing curriculum.

1998; Hard copy out of print, download for free online; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; Website: www.siecus.org

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.  The manual includes 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.

2001; 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 x110; Fax: 317/634-3024; Website: www.girlsinc.org

Life Facts: Sexuality

This curriculum, which is part of a seven topic set for adolescents and adults with mild-to-moderate developmental disabilities, is designed to provide the essential materials and information necessary to teach human sexuality.  It includes two sets of explicit and non-explicit teaching illustrations, 54 slides, and a comprehensive curriculum guide.

1989; $199; The James Stanfield Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 41058, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; Phone: 800/421-6534; Fax: 805/897-1187; Website: www.stanfield.com

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 is designed to be used with teens in grades 7–12.  The curriculum consists of 142 activities on such topics as values, communication, goals, decision-making, health, sexuality, sexual risks, contraception, STD prevention, and employment.  A Spanish version is also available.

1995; $60; Available for free online; Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/419-3420; Fax: 202/419-1448; Website: www.advocatesforyouth.org

Making Healthy Choices

Evonne Hedgepeth, et al.

Originally developed for high-risk and incarcerated youth ages 14–21, this comprehensive curriculum contains 63 highly interactive lessons which can be used with a variety of populations in other settings as well.  The seven unit topics include: Life Cycle, Sexual Health, Gender, Attraction, Relationships, Exploitation and Violence, and Families.

1999; $280.11; Lifespan Education, order through the Washington State Department of Printing, Brian Rapascz, 360/570-5023; ordering instructions at: www.lifespaneducation.com/educational.html

Our Whole Lives

Elizabeth Casparian, Eva Goldfarb, Richard Kimball, Barbara Sprung, Pamela M. Wilson

Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for five age groups: grades K–1, grades 4–6, grades 7–9, grades 10–12, and adults.  It is designed to help participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior by providing accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.  Sexuality and Our Faith is an optional component for use in religious settings.  Educators must complete a training program before implementing the curriculum.

1999; Curricula range from $40–75; Unitarian Universalist Association, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; Phone: 800/215-9076; Website: www.uua.org/owl/ordering.html

Positive Images: Teaching Abstinence, Contraception, and Sexual Health

Peggy Brick and Bill Taverner

This manual focuses on prevention behaviors as well as the developmental, social, emotional, interpersonal, historical, cultural, and cross-cultural forces that shape healthy behavior change.  Intended as a supplement to existing curricula, the manual includes 29 activities for middle school, high school, and college-age groups.

2001; $30; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppnnj.org

Positively Informed: Lesson Plans and Guidance for Sexuality Educators and Advocates

Andrea Irvin

This resource is a compilation of English-language lesson plans from around the world for use with young people ages 10–19.  Topics addressed include: gender and sexual rights, reproduction, sexual orientation, intimate relationships, sexual decision making, and sexual violence and harmful practices.  The manual also includes advice for educators about starting a sexuality education program, cultivating community support, and addressing obstacles as well as referrals to other resources.

2004; Download for free online; International Women’s Health Coalition, 333 Seventh Ave, 6th floor, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 212/979-8500; Fax: 212/979-9009; Website: www.iwhc.org

Promoting Healthy Sexuality

Family Planning Association of Maine

This comprehensive curriculum covers grades K–3, 4–6, 7–8, and 9–12.  Some of the key subject areas addressed include: communication, self-esteem, puberty, decision-making, birth control, sexual orientation, and disease prevention.

K–3: 1999, $19.95; 4–6: 2002, $24.95; 7–8: 1995, $24.95; 9–12: 2004, $34.95; Complete Set: $99.95; Family Planning Association of Maine, P.O. Box 587, Augusta, ME 04332; Phone: 207/622-7524; Website: www.mainefamilyplanning.org

Sex Ed 101: A Collection of Sex Education Lessons

Bill Taverner

This manual is a collection of 10 newly updated lessons culled from five of Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey’s other teaching manuals.  Topics addressed include goal setting, problem-solving, abstinence, sexually transmitted diseases, condoms, and relationships.  It also includes instructions for using seven basic teaching strategies that can be adapted to many additional topics.

2005; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

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

Steve Brown and Bill Taverner

This manual is intended as a supplement to a sexuality education curriculum and focuses on issues of particular concern to high-risk teens.  It consists of 25 lessons broken up into two series: one for young teenagers ages 9–13 and one for older teenagers ages 14–19.  Topics addressed include communication and decision-making skills, contraception, STDs, sexual orientation, and sexual abuse.

2001; $30; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

Taking Care of Business, Second Edition

Girls Incorporated

A component of Girls Incorporated’s Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy program, this curriculum for girls aged 15–18 consists of 44 lessons.  It focuses primarily on the motivation and skills needed to avoid early pregnancy.  Sessions include: “Gender-Role Stereotyping,” “Skills for Avoiding Unreasonable Risks—Being Assertive,” “Making Abstinence An Option,” “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.”

2001; 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: 800/374-4475; Website: www.girlsinc.org

Teaching with SEX, ETC.: Articles & Activities

Nora Gelperin

This teaching manual includes 40 articles written by teens for Sex, Etc., a website/newsletter.  The articles are matched with 40 activities to help educators and professionals who work with teens create sexual health education activities.  Topics include sexual decision-making, abstinence, relationships, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy issues, sexual orientation, substance abuse, sexual violence, and sexual health.

2003; $25; answer (formerly the Network for Family Life Education), 41 Gordon Road, Suite C, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Phone: 732/445-7929; Fax: 732/445-7970; Website: www.sexetc.org

When I’m Grown: Life Planning Education K–2

Advocates for Youth

This skills-based curriculum for grades K–2 consists of 50 discussions and activities designed to introduce the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills that children need in order to participate successfully in adolescence and adult life.  Topics include: self-understanding, family, growth and development, friendship, sexuality, life skills, health promotion, and careers.

1994; $30; Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/419-3420; Fax: 202/419-1448; Website: www.advocatesforyouth.org

Puberty

New Methods for Puberty Education

Carolyn Cooperman and Chuck Rhoades

This teaching manual includes thirty lessons for grades 4–9 on puberty and sexuality, plus one lesson for parents.  Activities address media literacy, sexual anatomy and physiology, and the changes of puberty, among other topics.

1992; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

Puberty: The Wonder Years

Wendy L. Sellers

This puberty education curriculum contains 20 lessons that are organized into units designed to be used with upper elementary and early middle school students over the course of three consecutive school years.  The curriculum helps students develop skills in the areas of communication, limit setting, refusal, getting help, making friends, analyzing media messages, and distinguishing between reliable and unreliable sources of information.

2002; $45; Education Materials Center, Central Michigan University, 139 Combined Services Building, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; Phone: 800/214-8961; Fax: 989/774-3943; Website: www.emc.cmich.edu

What’s Up As You Grow Up Workbook

The Academy for Adolescent Health

This workbook contains over fifty illustrations designed to help young people ages 9 and up understand growth and development.  The activities are designed for parents and their children to complete together, but can be easily adapted for classroom use.   

$29.95; The Academy for Adolescent Health, 410 North Main Street, Washington, PA 15301; Phone: 888/301-2311; Fax 724/222-5406; Website: www.healthyteens.com/parents_professionals-products.html

Sexual Orientation

Dramatic Changes: Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with High School Students through Drama

Paula Ressler

This book presents strategies for addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in various educational settings.  It provides practical suggestions for incorporating drama across subject areas including English, social studies, art, music, dance, physical education, health, and guidance groups.  Educators do not need a drama background to use the book.

2002; $21; Heinemann, P.O. Box 6926, Portsmouth, NH 03802-6926; Phone: 800/225-5800; Fax: 603/431-2214; Website: www.heinemanndrama.com

The GLSEN Lunchbox 2, Revised Edition: A Comprehensive Training Program for Ending Anti-LGBT Bias in Schools

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network

This comprehensive training program is aimed at providing educators and community members with the background knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to make schools safer and more affirming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.  Designed as a ‘do-it-yourself’ resource with a flexible structure, the kit includes 45 training exercises, a binder with 140 pages of handouts and resources, and a video.

2005; $129.95; Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004; Phone: 212/727-0135; Fax: 212/727-0254; Website: www.glsen.org

Tackling Gay Issues in School

Leif Mitchell

This resource module includes a rationale for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in school, recommended classroom and staff development activities, resource lists, and more.  Abordondo La Temática Gay el la Escuela is the Spanish language version.

1998; $20; Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, 345 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511; Phone: 203/865-5158; Fax: 203/624-1333; Website: www.ppct.org

Abstinence

Abstinence Pick and Choose Activities for Grades 7–12

Michael Young and Tamera Young

This teaching manual includes 40 activities for students in grades 7–12 designed to help build their self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, decision-making skills, and life planning processes with the ultimate goal of sexual abstinence.  The manual includes teacher background information as well as take-home activities for students to complete with parents/guardians.

 

1996; $35; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Draw the Line, Respect the Line: Setting Limits to Prevent HIV, STD and Pregnancy

ETR Associates

This middle school program uses scripts and role plays to help students build skills for postponing sexual activity.  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teaching manuals each include parent-child homework activities, role plays for adults to conduct, and English and Spanish versions of all activity sheets.  The 8th grade manual covers condom use.

2003; $21 each, all 3 for $56; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Health Smart Middle School: Abstinence

Health Smart High School: Abstinence

ETR Associates

These programs for middle school and high school students are part of a 7-subject set of health education curricula.  The Abstinence subject set includes a teacher’s guide, student workbook, Health Facts books, and an optional assessment tool.  This program addresses sexual health but does not cover contraception or safer sex.

 

2004; $39.95; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200 Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Healthy Sexuality: An Abstinence-Based Curriculum for Middle Schools

Louise Miller and Kay Nation

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.

2002; $85 manual, $180 kit; Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, 7525 West 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214; Phone: 303/239-6494; Fax: 303/239-8428; Website: www.rmc.org

Human Sexuality—Values and Choices: A Values-Based Curriculum for 7th and 8th Grades

Search Institute

This curriculum focuses on abstinence from sexual intercourse as the most desirable choice for teenagers.  Emphasizing seven core values such as respect, responsibility, self-control, and social justice, the 15 lessons included address topics such as puberty, dating, sexual pressure, pregnancy, birth, STDs, and birth control.

1991, with updated components; $315; Sociometrics, 170 State Street, Suite 260, Los Altos, CA 94022; Phone: 650/949-3282; Fax: 650/949-3299; Website: www.socio.com

Making a Difference: An Abstinence Approach to Sexuality Education

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, John Jemmott III, and Konstance McCaffree

Based on cognitive-behavioral theories, the lessons in this curriculum are designed to help students ages 11–13 address goals and dreams as well as knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, skills, and self-efficacy related to sexuality.  The basic package includes the facilitator’s manual, activity sets, and video clips; the full curriculum package also includes two videos.  Making Proud Choices is the more comprehensive version of this curriculum.

2005; Entire Package $300, Basic Package $145; Select Media, Inc., P.O. Box 1084, Harriman, NY 10926; Phone: 845/774-7335; Website: www.selectmedia.org

Making Sense of Abstinence

Bill Taverner and Sue Montfort

Designed as a supplement to a more comprehensive sexuality education curriculum, this manual includes 16 lessons about abstinence for use with high school aged students.  The lessons focus on providing information, exploring attitudes, and practicing decision-making skills.

2004; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

Making Smart Choices About Sex

Eva Goldfarb and Elizabeth Schroeder

The three lessons in this teaching manual, which is meant to supplement a more comprehensive sexuality education curriculum, are designed to encourage middle school students (grades 6–8) to postpone sexual intercourse.  The kit includes an interactive CD-ROM with games and teacher resources.

2004; $299; Metrix Marketing Inc., 40 Wildbriar Road, Rochester, NY 14623; Phone: 585/334-0890; Website: www.metrix-marketing.com

Postponing Sexual Involvement

Marion Howard and Marie E. Mitchell

Each Postponing Sexual Involvement teaching manual consists of five lessons developed to help young people learn skills to resist pressures to become sexually involved.  The series consists of a manual for preteens (ages 10–12), young teens (ages 13–15), and teens (ages 16–18).  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.  Managing Pressures Before Marriage is an abstinence-only-until-marriage version of this program.

Pre-teens: 2003, $149; Young Teens: 2004, $149; Teens: 2003, $129; 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.  Targeted to 7th and 8th grade students, it includes five units with 27 activities and three parent-youth sessions.  Focusing partly on job preparation and partly on health education, the curriculum emphasizes sexual abstinence.  Educators will need to update the HIV/AIDS information.

1995; $100 curriculum, $45 trainers manual; American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 800/424-8080; Fax: 703/706-4663; Website: www.aafcs.org

Removing the Risk: Abstinence for High School Students

Richard P. Barth and Nancy Abbey

This curriculum is written by the authors of Reducing the Risk and draws on its predecessor’s abstinence messages but does not include reproductive health and safer sex information.  Designed for 8th and 9th grade students, it consists of 10 skills-based lessons and is intended as part of a more comprehensive program.  A student workbook is also available.

1997; $17.50; ETR Associate, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-2400; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

SMART Moves

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

This program includes activities for young people ages 6–15.  It includes Smart Kids to help children ages 6–9 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.

Call the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for pricing; 1275 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; Phone: 404/487-5700; Website: 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 program.  It consists of 10 sessions designed to help girls learn how to say no to intercourse by recognizing, exploring, and practicing attitudes and skills that can help them deal with health and sexuality issues.  Topics include reproductive health and sexuality, assertiveness, identifying and resisting sexual pressures, values, abstinence, and STD prevention.

2001; 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: 800/374-4475; Fax: 317/634-3024; Website: www.girlsinc.org

Pregnancy Prevention

Project SNAPP: Skills and Knowledge for AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention for the Middle Grades

Carla Adivi and Jennifer Weissman with Dalisa Barquero, Kim Perry, 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.  This eight-lesson program for grades 5–9 includes information on abstinence and safer sex.  A variety of skills-based activities give students the opportunity to practice communication, refusal, assertiveness, and negotiation skills.

1996; $45; No longer available through catalogue or website, but can be special ordered by phone; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Reducing the Risk, Fourth Edition: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD, and HIV

Richard P. Barth

Targeted to grades 9 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.

2004; $42.95; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Wise Guys: Male Responsibility Curriculum

Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, Inc.

Focusing on teen pregnancy prevention, this curriculum, designed for use with males ages 11-17, includes hands-on activities designed to increase young men’s respect for themselves and others, as well as their communication and decision-making skills.  A Spanish-language version, Jovenes Sabios, is also available.

2004; $150; Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, Inc., 301 E. Washington Street, Suite 204, Greensboro, NC 27401; Phone: 336/333-6890; Website: www.wiseguysnc.org

Abortion

Educating About Abortion

Peggy Brick and Bill Taverner

This resource offers 10 lessons covering technical information about abortion procedures, the history of abortion, and the state of abortion around the world.

2003; $20; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

HIV/STDs/Safer Sex

Act SMART: An HIV/AIDS Education Curriculum for Three Age Groups

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the American Red Cross

This curriculum has three age-appropriate units: 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.  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.  Educators will need to update some of the HIV/AIDS information.

1998; $12.95; American Red Cross, 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067; Phone: 800/667-2968; Website: www.redcross.org

Becoming A Responsible Teen (BART): An HIV Risk-Reduction Intervention for Adolescents

Janet S. St. Lawrence

Initially pilot tested among African-American adolescents, this curriculum consists of eight skills-based lessons targeted to students in grades 9–12.  Topics include: condom use, refusal skills, and partner negotiation. 

2005; $49.95; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Strategies to Empower Youth to Reduce Their Risk for AIDS

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, John B. Jemmott III, and Konstance A. McCaffree

This six-session curriculum is targeted to young people ages 13–18.  The skills-based lessons focus on participants’ needs to adapt responsible and safer sexual behaviors to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.  The basic package includes the facilitator’s manual, activity sets, and video clips.  The full curriculum package also includes two videos.

2005; Entire Package $358, Basic Package $145; Select Media, Inc., P.O. Box 1084, Harriman, NY 10926; Phone: 845/774-7335; Fax: 845/774-2945 (Attn: Sophie); Website: www.selectmedia.org

Circle of Life: HIV/AIDS Curriculum for American Indian and Alaska Native Students

Orbis Associates

A holistic, culture-based HIV/AIDS and STD prevention curriculum for elementary and middle school students, Circle of Life incorporates Native American tribal values, leaders, language, and symbols to instill pride and self-esteem and to encourage safe behaviors.

2001; Elementary School $129.95, Middle School $99.95; First American Printing, One Choctaw Trail, Ocean Spring, MS 39564; Phone: 800/967-2637.

Focus on Kids: Adolescent HIV Risk Protection

University of Maryland Department of Pediatrics

Focus on Kids is designed to improve the skills that urban youth need to protect themselves from HIV and STDs.  The 8 sessions in the curriculum incorporate games, role plays, community projects, and a video.  This program is designed for use in community-based settings.

2004; $45; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: 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 4–6 (10 lessons), grades 6–9 (10 lessons), and grades 9–12 (14 lessons)—are developed to help students reduce the risk of HIV transmission with detailed, fact-based, and age-appropriate messages.  Educators will need to update some of the HIV/AIDS information.

Grades 4–6 and 6–9: 1995 (updated version scheduled for release in Fall 2006); grades 9–12: 1994 (updated version scheduled for release in Fall 2006); $495 each; United Learning, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201; Phone: 800/323-9084; Fax: 847/328-6706; Website: www.unitedlearning.com

Health Connections: AIDS Education Lessons to Supplement Literature-Based Instruction for Grades 6–12

California Healthy Kids Resource Center

These 20 supplementary lessons were designed by health and English language arts teachers in California to provide schools with literature-based strategies for teaching about HIV/AIDS in grades 6–12.  The lessons use the characters in literature to teach skills such as problem solving, decision making, resolving conflicts, dealing with peer pressure, developing emotional awareness, and assertive communication.

2002; $39.95; California Healthy Kids Resource Center, 313 W. Winton Ave, Room 180, Hayward, CA 94544; Phone: 888/318-8118; Fax: 510/670-4582; Website: www.californiahealthykids.org

Health Smart Middle School: HIV, STD & Pregnancy Prevention

Health Smart High School: HIV, STD & Pregnancy Prevention

ETR Associates

These programs for middle school and high school students are part of a 7-subject set of health education curricula.  The HIV, STD & Pregnancy Prevention subject set includes a teacher’s guide, student workbook, Health Facts books, and an optional assessment tool.  This program covers sexual health and addresses contraception and safer sex.

2004;, $54.95; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

How AIDS Works: A Curriculum for Grades K–6

David Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush

These two curricula—21 lessons for grades K–3 and 28 lessons for grades 4–6—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 curricula also include an evaluation tool and family activities.  Educators will need to update some of the HIV/AIDS information.

1996; $25 each; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Life Facts: AIDS

This curriculum, which is part of a seven topic set for adolescents and adults with mild-to-moderate developmental disabilities, teaches the dangers of AIDS, how it spreads, and how to reduce exposure to the disease.  It includes non-explicit as well as explicit versions of lessons on high-risk behavior.  The program comes with 56 laminated illustrations and a comprehensive curriculum guide.  Educators will need to update some of the HIV/AIDS information.

1989; $199; The James Stanfield Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 41058, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; Phone: 800/421-6534; Fax: 805/897-1187; Website: www.stanfield.com

Making Proud Choices!: A Safer-Sex Approach to HIV/STDs and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, John Jemmott III, and Konstance McCaffree

This curriculum is designed to provide middle school students with the knowledge and skills needed to “make proud choices.”  The eight modules focus on the consequences of sexual activity and developing refusal, negotiation, and condom use skills.  The basic package includes the facilitator’s manual, activity sets, and video clips; the full curriculum package also includes four videos.  Making A Difference is the abstinence-only version of this curriculum.

2005; Entire Package $495, Basic Package $145; Select Media, Inc., P.O. Box 1084, Harriman, NY 10926; Phone: 845/774-7335; Website: www.selectmedia.org

The New Teaching Safer Sex

Peggy Brick and Colleagues

This manual is designed to provide young people with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to practice safer sexual behavior.  It consists of 21 skill-based lessons targeted to adolescents and young adults.  The lessons can also be used for training teachers, counselors, and parents.  Lessons cover topics such as abstinence, STDs, communication skills, HIV/AIDS, and condoms.

New version coming in 2006; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

Positive Prevention: HIV/STD Prevention Education for America’s Youth, Level A: For Middle School and Junior High School; Level B: For High School and Alternative Settings; and Special Populations

Kim Robert Clark and Christine Janet Ridley

These three skill-based curricula for grades 7–12 each include six lessons that provide young people with comprehensive information and skills to reduce their exposure to HIV and other STDs.  The curricula cover the following subjects: myths and stereotypes regarding persons infected with HIV, the effects of HIV on the human body, technical information about other STDs, recognizing risk situations, peer and media pressure, and community resources.  Optional enrichment activities that require parental involvement are also provided.  Optional Spanish materials are available.

2004; $99.95 each; American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter, Attention: Bob Alexander, P.O. Box 11364, Santa Ana, CA 92711-1364; Phone: 714/481-5359; Fax: 714/480-5006; Website: www.positiveprevention.com

POWER Moves: A Situational Approach to HIV Prevention for High-Risk Youth

Pam Petersen Buckingham, Mary A. Doyen, and Deborah S. Main

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-using behaviors.  Students are asked to set their personal limits and are taught negotiation and communication skills to help them keep those limits in difficult situations.  Educators will need to update some of the HIV/AIDS information.

1995; $60 curriculum, $345 supplemental kit (does not include curriculum); Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, 7525 West 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214; Phone: 303/239-6494; Fax: 303/239-8428; Website: www.rmc.org

Project SNAPP: Skills and Knowledge for AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention for the Middle Grades

Carla Adivi and Jennifer Weissman with Dalisa Barquero, Kim Perry, 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.  This eight-lesson program for grades 5–9 includes information on abstinence and safer sex.  A variety of skill-based activities give students the opportunity to practice communication, refusal, assertiveness, and negotiation skills.

1996; $45; No longer available through catalogue or website, but can be special ordered by phone; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

Reducing the Risk, Fourth Edition: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD, and HIV

Richard P. Barth

Targeted to grades 9 and 10, this skill-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.

2004; $42.95; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.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 high school 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.  Educators will need to update some of the HIV/AIDS information.

1998, with some updated information; $179; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

STDs & HIV: A Guide for Today’s Teens, 2nd Edition

William L. Yarber

This curriculum for students in grades 7–12 provides information about young adults and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/ AIDS.  The interactive student guide emphasizes STD/HIV prevention attitudes and behaviors and includes charts of summarizing information about many STDs.  The instructor’s manual includes updated lesson plans, test questions, and resources, as well as additional student worksheets.

2003; Instructor’s Manual: $17.95; American Association for Health Education/American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; Phone: 800/321-0789; Website: www.aahperd.org/aahe

We Are All Related: Relationships in Perspective – A Guide for Native American Youth

Susan Paulson

Designed as a supplement to Be Proud! Be Responsible!, these four lessons for middle and high school students draw from many Native American traditions to promote healthy relationships.  Activities involve storytelling, listening to traditional courting songs, and interviewing elders.

2001; $365; Native American Training Institute, 4007 State Street, Suite 110, Bismarck, ND 58501; Phone: 701/255-6374; Website: www.nativeinstitute.org

Sexual Abuse

 

Child Sexual Abuse: A Solution

This curriculum, which is intended for students in grades K–6, uses the story of the cartoon character Chester the Cat and his human friends to teach about touching.  It consists of six videos—one for grades K–1, one for grades 2–4, one for grades 5–6, one for parents, and two for teachers.

1985; $249; The James Stanfield Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 41058, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; Phone: 800/421-6534; Fax: 805/897-1187; Website: www.stanfield.com

Child Sexual Abuse Curriculum for the Developmentally Disabled

Sol R. Rappaport, Sandra A. Burkhardt, and Anthony F. Rotatori

This curriculum is divided into five parts: “Understanding Child Sexual Abuse of the Developmentally Disabled,” “The Treatment of Sexually Abused Children,” “Sexual Abuse: The Emotional and Behavioral Sequelae,” “Factors That Mediate the Sequelae of Child Sexual Abuse,” and “The Rappaport Curriculum for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Children with Developmental Disabilities.” The last chapter includes 10 lessons on sexuality and sexual abuse prevention for children who are in the mild range of mental retardation.  An appendix is included, which parents and caregivers can review with children.

1997; $38.95; Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Ltd., 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794; Phone: 800/258-8980; Fax: 217/789-9130; Website: www.ccthomas.com

Circles II Stop Abuse

Marilyn P. Champagne, R.N., and Leslie Walker-Hirsch, M.Ed.

This curriculum is for people with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.  It consists of two videos with 12 stories that teach students how to avoid exploitative situations.  Part I, titled “Recognizing and Reacting to Sexual Exploitation,” encourages student assertiveness and teaches students how to recognize and react to sexual exploitation.  Part II, titled “Learning Appropriate Protective Behaviors,” discusses the potential for sexual abuse from acquaintances and strangers, and teaches students how to deal with unwanted advances.  A teacher’s guide is included.

1986; $499; The James Stanfield Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 41058, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; Phone: 800/421-6534; Fax: 805/897-1187; Website: www.stanfield.com

Life Facts: Sexual Abuse Prevention

The James Stanfield Publishing Company

This curriculum, which is part of a 7 topic set for adolescents and adults with mild-to-moderate developmental disabilities, teaches sexual abuse recognition, prevention, and protection strategies.  Pre-test and post-test for each of the instructional areas assess entry-level needs and allow evaluation of student understanding of this critical material.

1989; $199; The James Stanfield Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 41058, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; Phone: 800/421-6534; Fax: 805/897-1187; Website: www.stanfield.com

“No-Go-Tell” Protection Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs

The James Stanfield Publishing Company

This curriculum, which is designed for children in preschool and the early elementary grades, focuses on teaching assertiveness skills and encouraging communication with caring adults.  The curriculum includes 55 picture panels, anatomically correct male and female dolls, poster cards, a parent’s and teacher’s guide, and a post-instruction assessment test.  The curriculum is intended to be used alone or with an existing safety program.

1991; $399 without dolls, $499 with dolls; James Stanfield Publishing Co., P.O. Box 41058, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; Phone: 800/421-6534; Fax: 805/897-1187; Website: www.stanfield.com

Red Flag Green Flag ABCs: Personal Safety for Pre-Kindergarten Age Children

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead (ND)

This curriculum, which is for children ages 3–5, uses the letters of the alphabet to teach them about “OK” and “Not OK” touches as well as “permission,” “stranger danger,” “secret touches,” and general safety rules.  The curriculum also teaches children to recognize who can help them and to know where they can go for help when they feel threatened.  Materials are also available in Spanish.

1997; facilitators guide $14.95, coloring book $3.25, video $29.95, poster book $1995; Red Flag Green Flag Resources, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead, P.O. Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984; Phone: 800/627-3675; Fax: 888/237-5332; Website: www.redflaggreenflag.com

Red Flag Green Flag People: A Personal Safety Program: Materials for Early Elementary Age Children

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead (ND)

This curriculum for children ages 5–8 is designed to teach about different kinds of touch, how to recognize potentially harmful situations, and how to use assertive responses.  Instructors can implement the curriculum in three one-hour periods.  The workbook is also available in Spanish.

Facilitator’s guide: 2000; workbook: 1995; parent’s guide: 1996; pre-test and post-test: 1996; facilitator’s guide $10.95, workbook $3.25, parent’s guide $1.00, pre-test and post-test $4.95; Red Flag Green Flag Resources, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead, P.O. Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984; Phone: 800/627-3675; Fax: 888/237-5332; Website: www.redflaggreenflag.com

Red Flag Green Flag People II: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Program: Materials for Older Elementary Age Children

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead (ND)

This curriculum for children ages 8–10 is designed to teach how to recognize abusive situations involving people whom they know and to tell a trusted adult who will listen.  Instructors can implement the curriculum in two 45- to 60-minute sessions.

1994; classroom curriculum $39.95, facilitator’s guide $14.95, workbook $3.25; Red Flag Green Flag Resources, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead, P.O. Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984; Phone: 800/627-3675; Fax: 888/237-5332; Website: www.redflaggreenflag.com

Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum, Grades 1–3

Ruth Harris, Ed.D., Diane Davis, M.A., and Andrea Mackey, Ed.M.

This curriculum, which is based on social-learning theory, consists of 14 lessons for first graders, 14 lessons for second graders, and 12 lessons for third graders.  All units discuss personal safety, touching safety, and assertiveness and support.  The curriculum consists of a teacher’s guide and lesson cards with photos to illustrate concepts.  Also included are a book and audio cassette titled Sam’s Story, a poster, a resource that tells how Sam learned the “touching rule,” a video for students titled Willy Learns the Touching Rule, and a video for parents titled What Do I Say Now? How to Keep Your Child from Sexual Abuse.

1996; $239; Committee for Children, 568 First Ave South, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; Phone: 800/634-4449; Fax: 206/438-6765; Website: www.cfchildren.org

Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Course of Study for Teenagers—Revised and Updated

Rebecca Voelkel-Haugen and Marie M. Fortune

This six-session curriculum, which covers sexual abuse and harassment, is designed to help teens distinguish between healthy sexuality and sexual abuse and violence.  Topics include sexual harassment, dating violence (including date rape), incest, sexually explicit materials, and abusive images found in popular media.  The first and last sessions frame the conversation within theological and ethical issues.

1996; $9; Pilgrim Press, 230 Sheldon Road, Berea, OH 44017; Phone: 800/537-3394; Fax: 216/736-2206; Website: www.ucc.org

Talking About Touching: Personal Safety for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Ruth Harms, Ed.D.

This curriculum, which is based on social learning theory, consists of 14 lessons that teach children about general safety.  It specifically focuses on self-protection skills to reduce children’s vulnerability to sexual abuse.  The curriculum consists of a teacher’s guide and lesson cards with photos to illustrate concepts.  Also included are a book and audio cassette titled Sam’s Story, a poster, a resource that tells how Sam learned the “touching rule,” a video for students titled Willy Learns the Touching Rule and a video for parents titled What Do I Say Now? How to Keep Your Child from Sexual Abuse.

1996; $269; Committee for Children, 568 First Ave South, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; Phone: 800/634-4449; Fax: 206/438-6765; Website: www.cfchildren.org

Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power and Consent in Adult—Teen and Other Relationships, 2nd Edition

Sue Montfort and Peggy Brick

This manual, for use with young people ages 10–17, includes 24 lessons designed to help young people make healthy decisions about relationships, especially those involving power imbalances that can occur when there are significant age differences.

2000; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

When Children Abuse: Group Treatment Strategies for Children with Impulse Control Problems

Carolyn Cunningham and Kee MacFarlane

This book includes activities for children 4–12 years of age who have engaged in disturbing behaviors including rage and violence against other people, animal torture, fire setting, and sexual abuse.  It addresses self-esteem, problem solving, anger management, sexuality, victimization, and perpetration.  Therapists can implement the activities in 90-minute sessions.

1996; $28; The Safer Society Press, P.O. Box 340, Brandon, VT 05733-0340; Phone: 802/247-3132; Fax: 802/247-4233; Website: www.safersociety.org

The Woodrow Project: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead (ND)

This curriculum, which is intended for young adults 15–25 years of age with a mild to moderate range of mental retardation, includes eight 25- to 30-minute sessions focusing on sexual abuse-prevention skills.

1986; $99.95; Red Flag Green Flag Resources, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead, P.O. Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984; Phone: 800/627-3675; Fax: 888/237-5332; Website: www.redflaggreenflag.com

Resources for Educators

Community Action Kit

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

The Community Action Kit is designed to serve as a tool for all advocates whether they are students, parents, teachers, school administrators, health professionals, youth-serving professionals, policymakers, or concerned community members.  It provides advocates with the tools they need to become knowledgeable about sexuality education, build support in their state or community, work to implement sound policies, and institute or defend an effective comprehensive sexuality education program.  Web visitors can download the entire kit free of charge or just print the pieces they need.

2005; $19.95 or free online; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; Website: www.communityactionkit.org

Designing Effective Family Life Education Programs

Claire Brindis and Laura Davis

The third volume in the series Responding to the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, this guide covers how to plan and implement a successful family life education program as part of a comprehensive pregnancy prevention strategy.

1998; Free to print from website; Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/419-3420; Fax: 202/419-1448; Website: www.advocatesforyouth.org

Family Life Education: Integrating Theory and Practice

David J. Bredehoft and Michael J. Walcheski, editors

This book contains information on leadership and community involvement, assessment and evaluation in family life education, professional program development, and diversity in family life education.

2003; $23.95; National Council on Family Relations, 3989 Central Ave, N.E., Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55421; Phone: 888/781-9331; Fax: 763/781-9348; Website: www.ncfr.com

Guide to Implementing TAP (Teens for AIDS Prevention): A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV & STI

Advocates for Youth

This guide for implementing a peer education program can be tailored to many different settings.  It contains eight chapters covering how to build support, plan the program, find funding, train staff, recruit members, evaluate the program, and publicize it to the media.  It also includes 16 lessons designed to train peer educators.  The activities focus on shifting youth norms related to sexual expression.

2002; $75 or free online; Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/419-3420; Website: www.advocatesforyouth.org

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Kindergarten–12th Grade, 3rd Edition

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

The Guidelines are designed as a framework to assist local communities in creating new curricula or assessing existing programs.  They are organized into six concepts that represent the most general knowledge about human sexuality.  These include human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.  The Guidelines contain 39 topics with developmental messages for early childhood (ages 5–8); preadolescence (ages 9–11); early adolescence (ages 12–15), and adolescence (ages 15–18).

2005; $10 or free online; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; Website: www.siecus.org

HIV/STD Prevention Guidelines for Native American Communities: American Indians, Alaska Natives, & Native Hawaiians

Native Communities HIV/STD Prevention Guidelines Task Force

These guidelines provide a framework to create HIV/STD-prevention programs tailored to Native American communities.  They were designed as a starting point for program development at the local level.  Chapters include: “Native Cultures,” “Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS Among Native Communities,” “Co-Factors in the Spread of HIV/STD in Native Communities,” “Components of a Comprehensive Prevention Program,” and “Implementing a Comprehensive Prevention Program.”  Appendices provide extensive lists of resources across the country.

2004; free and available online; Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, 801 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405; Phone 800/566-8644; Fax: 812/855-3717; Website: www.indiana.edu/~aids

Positive Encounters: Supporting Healthy Contraceptive and Safer Sex Decisions

Amy Vogelaar

These two volumes provide information, values clarification activities, and exercises to help adults have “positive encounters” that support the healthy decision-making of youth.  The first volume is a manual on how to provide a training workshop for professionals about having positive encounters with youth.  The second is a guidebook that complements what is learned in the workshop and can serve as a desk reference for professionals who work with youth.

1999; Workshop $15, Guidebook $10, Both for $20; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

Risking Connection: A Training Curriculum for Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Karen W. Saakvitne, Ph.D., Sarah Gamble, Ph.D., Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D., and Beth Tabor Lev, Ph.D.

This curriculum is for professionals and paraprofessionals who work with sexual abuse survivors.  It offers a theoretical framework, describes specific intervention techniques to use with clients, and discusses the needs of trauma workers.  The curriculum consists of five modules: “Understanding Trauma,” “Using Connections,” “Keeping a Trauma Framework,” “Working with Dissociation,” and “Vicarious Traumatization.” Each module is appropriate for either a half- or full-day training.

2000; $75; Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation, 200 East Joppa Road, Suite 207, Towson, MD 21286; Phone: 888/825-8249; Fax: 410/337-0747; Website: www.sidran.org

Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse in Out-of-Home Care: Prevention Skills for At-Risk Children

Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D., and Associates

This curriculum, which is intended for use in group, foster, and residential treatment settings, addresses sexually, physically, or emotionally offensive behaviors that occur among children or between caregivers and children.  It consists of 20 exercises that promote respectful and nurturing interactions among children, adolescents, and caregivers.  Exercises address “Exploring Communication,” “Exploring Touch,” “Differentiating between Sexual Play and Sexual Abuse,” “Personal Space,” “Sexual Knowledge,” and “Prevention of Sexual Misuse or Abuse.”  The exercises are designed for caregiver training or as exercises caregivers and children do together.  It can also be used for working with children’s families either in family sessions or in multifamily groups.

1997; $27.95 in softcover, $74.95 in hardcover; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; Phone: 800/429-6784; Fax: 800/895-0582; Website: www.haworthpressinc.com

Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition

Clint Bruess and Jerrold Greenberg

This text covers many aspects of human sexuality as well as the educational skills needed to prepare sexuality educators.  The information can be applied to a wide range of sexuality education programs including those conducted in community, school, and clinical settings.

2004; $68.95; Jones and Bartlett, 40 Tall Pine Drive, Sudbury, MA 01776; Phone: 800/832-0034; Fax: 978/443-8000; Website: www.jbpub.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.

2003; $19.95; American School Health Association, 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; Phone: 330/678-1601; Fax: 330/678-4526; Website: www.ashaweb.org

Teaching About Sexuality and HIV: Principles and Methods for Effective Education

Evonne Hedgepeth and Joan Helmich

This comprehensive book for teachers and community health educators focuses on the “how” and “why” of effective sexuality and HIV education rather than on the “what.” It includes discussions on the creation of a productive learning environment as well as interactive and practical methods that educators can use to review principles and address concerns about sexuality and HIV education.

2000; $21; New York University Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003; Phone: 212/998-2575; Fax: 212/995-3833; Website: www.nyupress.org

Spanish Language Materials

Abordondo La Temática Gay el la Escuela

Leif Mitchell

This Spanish-language version of Tackling Gay Issues in School, is a resource module that includes a rationale for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in school, recommended classroom and staff development activities, resource lists, and more.  This version includes several appendices with resources helpful to those working with people from Spanish-speaking countries.

2000; $20; Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, 345 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511; Phone: 203/865-5158; Fax: 203/624-1333; Website: www.ppct.org

Draw the Line, Respect the Line: Setting Limits to Prevent HIV, STD and Pregnancy

ETR Associates

This middle school program uses scripts and role plays to help students build skills for postponing sexual activity.  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teaching manuals each include parent-child homework activities, role plays for adults to conduct, and English and Spanish versions of all activity sheets.  The 8th grade manual covers condom use.

2003; $21 each, all 3 for $56; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

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

Girls Incorporated

Available in Spanish, this is a component of Girls Incorporated’s Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy program.  The manual includes 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.

2001; 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 x110; Fax: 317/634-3024; Website: www.girlsinc.org

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 was developed specifically for Spanish-speaking communities in the United States.  It includes a resource section on materials for Hispanic-Latino youth.

1996; Hard copy out of print, download for free online; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; Website: www.siecus.org

Jovenes Sabios: Responsabilidad Masculina Currículo

Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, Inc.

This Spanish-language curriculum is designed for males ages 10–19.  With a focus on teen pregnancy prevention, this curriculum includes hands-on activities designed to increase young men’s respect for themselves and others, as well as their communication and decision-making skills.  An English version, Wise Guys, is also available.

2005; $150; Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, Inc., 301 E. Washington Street, Suite 204, Greensboro, NC 27401; Phone: 336/333-6890 Jean ext. 232; Website: www.wiseguysnc.org

Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program

Advocates for Youth

Available in Spanish, this skill-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 is designed to be used with teens in grades 7–12.  The curriculum consists of 142 activities on such topics as values, communication, goals, decision-making, health, sexuality, sexual risks, contraception, STD prevention, and employment.

1995; $60 or free online; Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/419-3420; Fax: 202/419-1448; Website: www.advocatesforyouth.org

El Nuevo Enseñando el Sexo Seguro

Peggy Brick and Colleagues

This is the Spanish-language version of The New Teaching Safer Sex.  It includes 22 interactive activities focused on helping students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to practice safer sex.  Lessons cover topics such as abstinence, STDs, communication skills, HIV/AIDS, and condoms.

2003; $25; Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone: 973/539-9580; Fax: 973/539-3828; Website: www.ppgnnj.org

Positive Prevention: HIV/STD Prevention Education for America’s Youth, Level A: For Middle School and Junior High School; Level B: For High School and Alternative Settings; and Special Populations

Kim Robert Clark and Christine Janet Ridley

These three skill-based curricula for grades 7–12 each include six lessons that provide young people with comprehensive information and skills to reduce their exposure to HIV and other STDs.  The curricula cover the following subjects: myths and stereotypes regarding persons infected with HIV, the effects of HIV on the human body, technical information about other STDs, recognizing risk situations, peer and media pressure, and community resources.  Optional enrichment activities that require parental involvement are also provided.  Optional Spanish materials are available.

2004; $99.95 each; American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter, Attention: Bob Alexander, P.O. Box 11364, Santa Ana, CA 92711-1364; Phone: 714/481-5359; Fax: 714/480-5006; Website: www.positiveprevention.com

Red Flag Green Flag ABCs: Personal Safety for Pre-Kindergarten Age Children

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead (ND)

This curriculum, which is for children ages 3–5, is available in Spanish and uses the letters of the alphabet to teach them about “OK” and “Not OK” touches as well as “permission,” “stranger danger,” “secret touches,” and general safety rules.  The curriculum also teaches children to recognize who can help them and to know where they can go for help when they feel threatened.  Materials are available in Spanish.

1997; facilitator’s guide $14.95, coloring book $3.25, video $29.95, poster book $1995; Red Flag Green Flag Resources, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead, P.O. Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984; Phone: 800/627-3675; Fax: 888/237-5332; Website: www.redflaggreenflag.com

Red Flag Green Flag People: A Personal Safety Program: Materials for Early Elementary Age Children

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead (ND)

This curriculum, which is for children ages 5–8, is designed to teach about different kinds of touch, how to recognize potentially harmful situations, and how to use assertive responses.  Instructors can implement the curriculum in three one-hour periods.  The workbook is available in Spanish.

Facilitator’s guide: 2000; workbook: 1995; parent’s guide: 1996; pre-test and post-test: 1996; facilitator’s guide $10.95, workbook $3.25, parent’s guide $1.00, pre-test and post-test $4.95; Red Flag Green Flag Resources, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorehead, P.O. Box 2984, Fargo, ND 58108-2984; Phone: 800/627-3675; Fax: 888/237-5332; Website: www.redflaggreenflag.com

Reducing the Risk, Fourth Edition: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD, and HIV

Richard P. Barth

Targeted to grades 9 and 10, this skill-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 Spanish.

2004; $42.95; ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Website: www.etr.org

 


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