In June of 2016 a group of eight reviewers were recruited via the Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) to form an ad-hoc ASHWG sub-committee charged with reviewing a subset of comprehensive sexual health education curricula for alignment and compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). The group formed in response to extensive requests across California for guidance on which curricula meet the requirements of the new law (which went into effect on January 1, 2016). The goals of this review were to: (1) provide school district staff, teachers, and community education providers with information about a number of widely available curricula in order to inform local processes for curriculum selection; and (2) provide curriculum publishers and authors input from an outside review group on the alignment of their materials with the CHYA. The reports are listed below and links to the publisher responses are provided when available.
These reviews should not replace local reviews by educators. These reviews do not reflect any endorsement from the agencies participating in the review process, including but not limited to the California Department of Education (CDE).
View highlights from the 2014 School Health Profiles Survey including the health services available to California students
California Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group, STD, HIV/AIDS, and Adolescent Birth Rate Tables
View highlights from the 2014 School Health Profiles Survey including the policies and practices of California schools in teaching sexual health education
ASHWG PowerPoint presentation from the 2008 AMCHP Annual Conference