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​Partnership Opportunity with UCLA: ​​​​

The Student Assessed Sex Education Standards (SASS) Project was developed and implemented by the Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with the assistance of the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network (GSAN). Its purpose was to provide a tool for high school students to evaluate the quality of the sex education in their schools. Taking into consideration time constraints and student privacy, the SASS team developed a one-time voluntary and anonymous online survey that students could complete in 10-15 minutes at the conclusion of their sex education. If you would like to discuss introducing SASS into your school district, please contact Dr. Paula Tavrow, Director of the Bixby Program at UCLA. SASS Information Sheet.docx SASS Presentation Feb 2021.pdf

​​​​​​​​​​​Answers to the questions administrators might have about Health Education and the Health Educatio​n Framework.​​

California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) & Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE)

Yes. The California Healthy Youth Act requires that students in grades 7-12 receive comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. The Education Code defines comprehensive sexual health education as “education regarding human development and sexuality, including education on pregnancy, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections” (EC § 51931(b)) and HIV prevention education as “instruction on the nature of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS, methods of transmission, strategies to reduce the risk of HIV infection, and social and public health issues related to HIV and AIDS” (EC § 51931(d)).

For more information about the California Healthy Youth Act, please visit the CDE Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction web page​ or the California Legislative Information web page.​

Health Education Framework and Standards

Health Education Curriculum and Instruction

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