Delivering exemplary sexual health education (ESHE) focuses on the content of programs or curricula, but it has an equal emphasis on the way that the content is delivered. ESHE has content that reflects peer-reviewed research on the characteristics of effective programs. This means that content is medically accurate, consistent with scientific evidence, and tailored to students’ needs and the contexts and educational practices of communities. ESHE includes opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate developmentally appropriate sexual health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices. ESHE also emphasizes that the content must be delivered effectively, meaning the content is delivered by well-qualified and well-trained instructors who know how to use effective instructional methods to deliver the program the way it’s intended to be delivered.

  1. Puberty & Reproduction
  2. Condoms & Contraception
  3. HIV & STIs
  4. It's Not Just What You Say
  5. Knowing the Law
  6. Answering Sensitive Questions
  7. Sexuality and Gender 101
  8. Talking about Getting Along (Healthy Relationships)

This course has restricted access for local education agencies and CDC DASH grantees

The course reviews maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of adolescents seeking sexual and reproductive health care.

This course has restricted access, as part of the U Choose project in Baltimore City.

Now that many of you have rolled out first (and sometimes second or third) rounds of professional development for your teachers, it’s a good time to consider how to sustain that professional development and how to take veteran teachers to the next level. Delivering ESHE means supporting your teachers to grow and evolve as they deliver complex content to students. Join this working session to figure out how you can improve your existing PD plans and expand your teacher training to really make your sexual health education exemplary. At the end of this working session you will walk away with a solid plan for years 4, 5 and beyond!

This resource includes an interactive tool, including a guide and complete bibliography, to help you assess if your clinic delivers services in a youth-friendly way.

Offering youth-friendly services means that clinical services are provided in a way that makes it easy and comfortable for youth to seek out and receive the services they need. Key components of youth-friendly services include confidentiality, and access to a full range of services. Another key aspect of youth-friendly services is that all youth are treated equally. Offering youth-friendly services is of great importance because it can increase utilization of clinic services and have positive impacts on current and future well-being.

This resource is designed to inform clinic staff who work with youth about the meaning of youth-friendly services and provide an overview of how a clinic can become more youth-friendly. 

Boost your knowledge on the basics of maintaining privacy and confidentiality for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Learn as you follow the story of Kendall, a 16-year-old who visits her school-based health center.

Access to this resource is available to exclusively to members. Other resources are open access for the field at large. 

Explore essential classroom management techniques for the sex education classroom. You’ll take a peek at a few different kinds of sex education classrooms, as well as number of challenging behaviors and some techniques to address them. Finally, you’ll reflect on how we might implement these techniques in our own classrooms.