Consequences of the AIDS epidemic include a probable decrease in the demand for education, coupled with absenteeism and an increase in the number of orphans and school drop out, especially among girls. Beginning with students in the sixth grade, materials and instructions shall also stress that STIs are serious, possible health hazards of sexual activity. Planned Parenthood denounced the bill as a "political cheap shot" aimed only at "scoring points for the anti-abortion, anti-family planning lobby. Provides values-based education and offers students the opportunity to explore and define their individual values as well as the values of their families and communities. Family life education curriculum must be aligned with the most recent version of the New Jersey Core curriculum Content Standards which requires that instructional material be current, medically accurate and supported by extensive research. Prohibits a student's attendance without such permission. In addition to existing criteria of medically and factually accurate, requires that curricula must also be age appropriate and based on peer review.
A school board may provide an instructional program in human growth and development in grades kindergarten through As home is the ideal environment for primary and positive sexual learning, parents need support in their role as sex educators. Sex education programs were described by the Christian Crusade and other conservative groups as "smut" and "raw sex. Instead, the Right responded with a new tactic: fear-based, abstinence-only sexuality education. PIP: In order to help reduce fears and anxieties regarding the influence of sex education in a public school setting, school and community sexuality educators need to better articulate the difference between formal and structured sex education and non-formal, informal and incidental sex learning.
Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) - Options for Sexual Health
Requires the Department to maintain a public list of curricula that meets requirements of law and to create standards for instructor qualifications. Teaches that carrying the pregnancy to term and placing the baby for adoption is the only morally correct option for pregnant teens. Stipulates that the curriculum shall promote and uphold the rights of young people to information in order to make healthy and responsible decisions about their sexual health. I was buzzing with it. HB Requires age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in kindergarten through grade Provides that the department of elementary and secondary education shall establish age-appropriate guidelines for child exploitation awareness education. Also requires the boards of education of each school district to adopt policies and procedures related to sexuality education, including prohibiting the distribution of materials to any student whose parent has not consented.
A UNAIDS review of 53 studies which assessed the effectiveness of programs to prevent HIV infection and related health problems among young people concluded that sex education programs do not lead to earlier or increased sexual activity among young people, in fact the opposite seems to be true. Also stipulates certain content that the sexual health education must include, such as information on sexting and affirmative consent. Ask us about this course? The bill includes that accurate, age-appropriate and culturally responsive STI prevention curricula shall be provided to schools. Requires the same comprehensive health education and reproductive health education as existing law.