ASHA is proud to have played an important role in the creation of the "National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12."
The standards are the result of a cooperative effort by the American Association of Health Education, the American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network, and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, in coordination with the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative. Nearly 40 stakeholders including content experts, medical and public health professionals, teachers, sexuality educators, and young people developed the standards in a two-year process.
Published January 9, 2012 in the Journal of School Health, the ground-breaking "National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12" provide clear, consistent, and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12.
We would like to thank the members of the association's Council on Sexuality Edcuation and Reproductive Health, board members Nancy Hudson, Linda Morse, David Wiley, and former board member Michael Young for their work on this important tool for educators.
For more information, download the Press Release (PDF) or contact Dr. Stephen Conley, Executive Director of ASHA.
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