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HIV and Sexual Health Education

The HIV and Sexual Health Education Program provides technical assistance and support to schools by promoting best practices in HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health education. Washington state law requires annual HIV/AIDS Prevention Education beginning in grade 5. Those districts that choose to offer sexual health education that extends beyond HIV/AIDS prevention must comply with the Healthy Youth Act.

HIV/AIDS Prevention Education—Requirements
HIV/AIDS prevention education is required yearly in grades 5–12 by the AIDS Omnibus Act.

Sexual Health Education—Healthy Youth Act
The Healthy Youth Act provides a framework for those districts that choose to provide sexual health education.

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Washington State law prohibits discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity.

Curriculum Review Reports and Tools
In partnership with the Department of Health, OSPI conducts reviews of curricular materials to support districts to meet state requirements for the delivery of sexual health education (RCW 28A.300.475).

Sexual Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (SHECAT)
SHECAT will help school districts evaluate current and potential sexual health education curriculum.

Lending Library
Borrow books, DVDs, brochures and activity sets from OSPI to use in your classroom.

KNOW Curriculum
The KNOW Curriculum is one of three HIV/STD curriculum options available to school districts in Washington state.



What’s New

Sexual Health Education Curriculum Review Process: Resources Identified and Reviewers Needed | Invitation to Apply

National and State Teen Birth Rates
Report presents trends since 1940, with particular focus on the period since 1991.

KNOW Grades 5-6 and 7-8
Revised in English and Spanish

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