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    Sexual Health

    “Children are naturally curious and will seek the answers to their sexual health questions elsewhere if they don’t feel its safe to talk to the adults in their lives. As adolescents turn increasingly to the internet for their sex education, research supports that age appropriate, fact based, medically accurate sexual health curriculums can better serve their curiosity and meet their developmental needs.”
    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Sexual Health

    Curriculum Description

    My Connections Sexual Health Education Curriculum was designed specifically for public and private middle and high school age students. The curriculum follows SIECUS (Sexual Information and Education Council of the United States) guidelines and includes age-appropriate, medically accurate, evidence-informed information on a broad set of topics and concepts related to human sexuality. Each Connections lesson intends to provide students with opportunities to develop a useful set of skills and knowledge for establishing and maintaining healthy relationships across the lifespan.  All Connections lessons were carefully developed to ensure the values, dignity, and self-worth of each student and their family.

    Connections is a shame-free, whole-child curriculum that examines all aspects of sexual health throughout the human life cycle. The curriculum consists of more than 15 topics with dozens of lessons designed to be taught in 45-minute – 1.5-hour sessions. Lessons can be expanded or modified to meet the needs of each unique educational environment. Connections lessons can be taught in gender-blended or gender-specific classes and are designed so material and content are inclusive and developmentally appropriate. As it is my fundamental belief that parents/guardians are their child’s primary sexual health educators and role models, the curriculum also contains a comprehensive parent component. This facet of the curriculum allows me to work collaboratively with parents to educate them on the necessity of early sexual health education and foster parent-child communication around sensitive topics related to sexual health.

    Sexual Health Programs

    Alcuin School – Upper Elementary and Middle School (2016 – present)
    Greenhill Middle School (2017 – present)
    Parish Episcopal School (2021 – present)

    Curriculum Topics

    • Anatomy and Reproduction
    • Boundaries
    • Consent
    • Contraception and STI’s
    • Friendship
    • Gender Identity
    • Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
    • Pornography
    • Puberty and Hygiene
    • Safe Touch
    • Self Harm
    • Social Media
    • Values and Decision Making