What should be taught?
Parents have the most influence on their child’s decisions to engage in risky sexual behavior. An ongoing discussion with your child is better than any curriculum in the classroom.
Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs give the best advice for the healthiest choices in life.
Ascend, formerly National Abstinence Education Association, has a Parent Toolkit with excellent advice and a chart showing the difference between SRA and SRR. http://www.thenaea.org/docs/p4t-toolkit-naea.pdf
The SMART Tool created by My Relationship Center is available to use to evaluate programs.
Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Programs
- Austin Lifeguard
- Choosing the Best
- Heritage Keepers
Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) Programs
- Big Decisions
- Draw the Line/Respect the Line
- It’s Your Game
- Reducing the Risk
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sexualbehaviors/index.htm
- Ascend (formerly National Abstinence Education Association) – http://weascend.org/
- Medical Institute for Sexual Health – https://www.medinstitute.org/
- Family Watch International – http://www.familywatchinternational.org/fwi/index.cfm