For more information: California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/
The law also requires that all information presented be objective and medically accurate, which is defined as being verified or supported by research conducted in compliance with scientific methods and published peer-reviewed journals, where appropriate, and recognized as accurate and objective by professional organizations and agencies with expertise in the relevant field such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Education Code 51931(f)).
This mapping tool, which includes a Students’ Rights and Resource List Template and Instruction Guide, will help students find resources specific to your community where your they may access health, mental health, sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and LGBTQ support. Use the Template and the Instruction Guide to find local resources. The template also provides statewide minor rights information, resources, and hotlines on the reverse side. Providing this handout to students helps to meet the requirement of the California Healthy Youth Act to inform students about their “local resources, how to access local resources, and pupils’ legal rights to access local resources”.
TeenSource.org provides information and resources on how to make healthy decisions for your body.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y ainn.org/es. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence and help survivors.
WEAVE provides information, resources, education, training, and crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.
Love Is Respect provides information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) have highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. This site provides information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, and local resources.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
GLAAD provide information, resources, and advocacy for LGBTQ acceptance and tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
The GSA Network supports LGBTQ+ youth organizers across the country to take action and create change at all levels, from school-based campaigns that impact individual school districts to national days of action that unite GSAs for racial and gender justice.
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
Sex Ed To-Go includes a student-facing portal with short, engaging modules built on best-practice, inclusive principles. Covers introductory information on topics from anatomy to consent to pregnancy options to how to access services. Designed for teachers and youth-serving professionals to assign to their students OR for young people who don’t get sex education in school. Complemented by a three-part family communication course for parents and caregivers.
Confident Me is a set of evidence-informed resources for teachers & educators aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds. Aligned to promote adolescent body confidence, the free downloadable tools are designed to allow teachers and educators to run body confidence workshops. The workshops allow teachers, educators, and students to explore the impact that image ideals portrayed in the media have on young people’s self-esteem.
Rights, Respect, Responsibility is an age-appropriate curriculum for Grades K-12 that fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standards and seeks to address both functional knowledge related to sexuality and specific skills necessary to adopt healthy behaviors. CHYA aligned version available.
Amaze offers fun, informative, animated videos that give students accurate, age-appropriate information about sex, their body, and relationships.
Purdue University Extension offers this lesson for Middle School students on healthy body image.