What Do Available Sex Ed Curricula Teach?

ASHWG.org is a website on which many Sexuality Risk Reduction curricula have been reviewed for their compliance to the CHYA.  Not a single Sexuality Risk Avoidance curriculum (in other words a curriculum that emphasizes the importance of abstinence to a child’s emotional and physical health) has been reviewed as of this posting.  

For questions about curricula that comply with the CHYA, the CDE directs people to ASHWG.org, giving the false impression that these curricula are required by the CDE.

Three of the most popular curricula are:

Teen Talk (published by Health Connected) is not available for review on-line; although, we have included a few pages from their curriculum on our site.

Rights, Respect and Responsibilities (published by Advocates for Youth), is a free K-12 curriculum that can be downloaded and viewed after providing some personal information.

  • In the sixth grade 3R's curriculum, students are encouraged to log on to scarleteen.com to get answers to their questions about sex.  

  • They are encouraged to do homework assignments on sexetc.org and amaze.org where they can learn about masturbation and play fun games to learn about condoms. 

Positive Prevention Plus offers a free preview of its curricula. The resources page is reflective of the tone and intent of the instruction.

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Sex Ed Resources Provided by the CDE

The California Department of Education has provided many resources for teachers and curricula-writers to use in the development of new curricula or as a resource to their district's chosen Sex Ed curriculum.  Here are several resources, provided by the CDE on their website, that you might be interested in perusing, all of which focus on teaching our children how to have healthy and satisfying sex lives, rather than why it's important to delay having sex until they are older.  The It's All One Curriculum is one of those resources.  Their stated objective is as follows:

"The ultimate goal of It’s All One Curriculum is to develop the capacity of young people to enjoy — and advocate for their rights to — dignity, equality, and responsible, satisfying, and healthy sexual lives."