Effective puberty and sexuality education programming requires unbiased, medically accurate programs that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each student, classroom, and community. Health Connected's five original curricula are just that. Puberty Talk, Teen Talk Middle School, Teen Talk High School, Teen Talk High School Refresher, and Teen Talk Adapted for All Abilities have been designed in accordance with best practices in the field and are amongst the few curricula nationwide in compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act.
Our curricula can be delivered by our trained team of health educators through our in-school Youth Services Program, or can be purchased separately and implemented by teachers and youth providers who have been trained by our expert team.
Core components of all of our curricula:
Intended to be delivered to mixed-gender groups
Makes extensive use of interactive and participatory techniques
Teaches and affords practice skills for communicating effectively with parents/trusted adults, peers, and partners to make health-related decisions
Updated gender inclusive language
Relevant to and inclusive of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual identities
Promotes awareness of boundaries, safety issues, and legal issues related to sex and sexuality and resources for support
All activities available in both English and Spanish
Meet the stringent requirements for sexual health education in the California Education Code and all applicable California Education Content Standards
For students in grades 5 & 6.
For students in grades 7 & 8.
For students in grades 9-12.
For students in grades 11 & 12.
Adaptable curriculum for students with special learning needs--a population too often underserved