Sex Can Wait A Parent Preview Night

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Sex Can Wait
A Parent Preview Night
Challenges Presented By Adolescent
Sexual Behavior
• Teen Births.
The U.S. leads the western word in births to
teens. New Mexico consistently has one of the
highest rates of teen births in the country.
Challenges Presented by Adolescent
Sexual Behavior
• Teen Births. The health, social, and economic
consequences of this too early childbearing
are devastating.
Challenges Presented By Adolescent
Sexual Behavior
• HIV/AIDS & Other Sexually Transmitted
Disease.
High rates of sexually transmitted disease,
particularly among young people. These are
much more than an inconvenience. They
represent a serious public health problem.
Challenges Presented By Adolescent
Sexual Behavior
• Lack of Future Focus
Young people who:
(1) postpone sexual involvement,
(2) set positive achievable goals for their lives, and
(3) work toward those goals,
are more likely to be successful than those who
become involved in sexual relationships early in life
and focus on now rather than a better future.
Magic Bullets
• Comprehensive sexuality education and
abstinence education programs both attempt
to help young people deal with issues related
to adolescent sexual behavior. Neither
approach, however, offers a magic bullet.
Sex Can Wait
• The Sex Can Wait curriculum series is a lifeskills program that helps young people
postpone sexual involvement and make a
successful transition from adolescence to
adulthood.
Sex Can Wait
• Award-winning – Five time winner of U.S.
Dept of Health & Human Services Award for
Outstanding Work in Community Health
Promotion.
Sex Can Wait
• Award-winning – Five time winner of U.S. Dept of
Health & Human Services Award for Outstanding
Work in Community Health Promotion.
• Evaluation articles published in: Family Life
Educator, American Journal of Health Education,
North American Journal of Psychology, American
Journal of Health Behavior (2), and Journal of
School Health.
Parent Involvement
• Parents are the primary sexuality educators of
their children. Sex Can Wait can help:
Take Home Assignments
Parent Preview Nights
Parental Permission
Parent Guidelines
Sex Can Wait
• Take Home Assignments
Attempts to gain a high level of parent participation
in school-based programming have not achieved a
high level of success. When parents do become
involved, they are rarely the parents of children who
are at highest risk.
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Knowing Myself
Unit 1 - Introduction
Introduction to sexuality education
Self-Concept
Developing a Positive Frame of
Reference
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Unit 2 – Puberty
Adolescence
Male Reproductive Anatomy &
Physiology
Female Reproductive Anatomy &
Physiology
Masculinity and Femininity
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Unit 3 – Values and Decision-Making
Values
Decision-Making
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Relating To Others
Unit 4 – Communication
Communicating Effectively
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Unit 5 – Family
What Is A Family?
Talking With Parents Or Guardians
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Unit 6 – Friends
Friendship
Peer Pressure
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Unit 7 – Dating
Dating Relationships
Love Or Infatuation?
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Unit 8 – Sexual Decision-Making
My Sexual Self In Relationship To
Others
Sexual Decision-Making: Saying No
Difficulties Of Early Sexual Involvement
Sexually Transmitted Disease
STD: Reducing The Risk
Sex Can Wait
• Table of Contents (Middle School)
Planning For The Future
Unit 9 – Goal Setting And Life Planning
The Importance of Goals
Make Your Dream Come True
Sex Can Wait
• Abstinence
– An instrumental value; not an ultimate value
Education About Contraception
• Sex Can Wait teaches
students about the
following methods of
birth control:
Education About Contraception
Abstinence
Sex Can Wait teaches
•students about the
following methods of
birth control:
Education About Contraception
• Sex Can Wait teaches
students about the
following methods of
birth control:
Abstinence
Abstinence
Education About Contraception
• Sex Can Wait teaches
students about the
following methods of
birth control:
Abstinence
Abstinence
Abstinence
No Abstaining From Information
• Content
• Engagement
• Opportunities for questions – with real
answers
Evaluation
• A number of positive evaluations of
Sex
Can Wait have been published in
scholarly/professional journals. Projects like
the one with NMSU provide additional
opportunities to evaluate program
effectiveness with different groups.
Questions?

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