An eight to ten-hour comprehensive sexuality education curriculum designed to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/STD rates in our community. The program is provided by trained health educators, in health or biology classes (7th – 12th grade).
To schedule a Teen Talk session for your students, contact Perryn Rowland, Director of Programs and Services at 650-367-1937 or email@example.com
The Teen Talk comprehensive sexuality education curriculum is medically accurate and free of racial and ethnic bias and addresses human development, relationships, sexual health, sexual behavior and personal skill development. It covers all topics from abstinence through contraception and STD/HIV.
96% of teachers surveyed reported they would welcome Teen Talk back to their classroom next year.
The Teen Talk comprehensive sexuality education curriculum incorporates many different types of activities and allows trained health educators to pick from a variety of ways to meet the stated objectives from each of the fourteen subject areas.
- Teen Talk complies with California Education Code (51930-51939).
- All health education specialists possess knowledge of the most recent medically accurate research on human sexuality, pregnancy, and STDs.
- Instruction and materials are age appropriate and medically accurate as defined by education code 51931.
- Meets the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools.
- Is available in English and Spanish.
- Is appropriate for use with students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and pupils with disabilities.
- Does not teach or promote religious doctrine.
- Is free from promoting bias against any person on the basis of sex, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability.
- Encourages students to communicate with their parents/guardians about human sexuality.
- Instruction and materials teach respect for marriage and committed relationships.
- All materials used for instruction are available for review.
Our sex education program uses several methods of evaluating its effect on the student. Knowledge increase is measured by a pre- and post-test which cover sex education topics and asks students to name two clinics where they can obtain reproductive health services. We also ask students and teachers to provide a program assessment at the end of each series.
During the 2011-2012 school year, the Teen Talk program served 4633 students in 179 classes at 30 schools throughout San Mateo County. The program has been evaluated and been found to be successful in improving knowledge, increasing communication with parents, and encouraging attitudes consistent with choosing not to engage in sexual intercourse.
Students Pre- and Post-Programming Test Results
Average student pre-test score (assessing knowledge of pregnancy and STD topics): 69%
Average post-test score: 92%
Students able to name 2 clinics at pre-test: 9%
Students able to name 2 clinics at post-test: 84%
100% of students reported on their student evaluation that “the information I learned from the program will make it easier for me to practice safer sex now or in the future”.
100% of students reported “after the program, I would feel more comfortable accessing services at a clinic.”
- Sequoia High School
- Woodside High School
- Carlmont High School
- Menlo-Atherton High School
- Redwood High School
- EPA Academy High
- Garfield School
- Hoover Community School
- Selby Lane School
- Kennedy Middle School
- North Star Academy
- Clifford School
- McKinley Institute of Technology
- Court and Community Schools of San Mateo County
- Belle Haven School
- Costano School
- Willow Oaks School
- Cesar Chavez School
- Ronald McNair School
- East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy’
- Our Common Ground
- Central Middle School
- Tierra Linda Middle School
- Ralston Middle School
- Thomas Pollicita Middle School
4633 Students Served in 2011-2012