HIV/STD Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Health Education
Our aim is to reduce instances of HIV/STD and pregnancy among our youth by providing the following:
- Technical assistance to districts regarding the provision of exemplary sexual health education in Florida schools and effective policies related to sexual health education and HIV/STD prevention.
- Training and professional development opportunities for district and school administrators, educators, school nurses, psychologists, and social workers, offered through online trainings, regional trainings, and training tracks at the Healthy Schools Summer Academy.
- Development and promotion of partnerships between state and local departments of health, school districts, and community-based organizations.
- Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit provides information, ideas, and strategies that will assist school district staff and community members with reducing the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among youth and improve the health and academic success of students.
- There are Florida specific sexual health education lessons available online, at no cost to users, on the Rights, Respect, Responsibility Curriculum website. Click Rights.Respect.Responsiblity.Curriculum to access middle and high school lessons aligned to Florida education standards and available at no cost. Scroll down to the middle of the page for the FL Lesson Plans.
- Support through Florida Education Standards for Providing HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education in Science and Physical Education/Health Courses
- This webpage contains information and resources concerning the provision of HIV/STD and teen pregnancy prevention instruction through science and physical education/health courses. The documents found below will be helpful in understanding which science, physical education/health courses contain standards that support the delivery of health education topics. In addition, readers will understand how science, physical/health education standards align with the Centers for “Disease Control and Prevention’s 16 Critical Sexual Health Education Topics” for prevention of HIV/STD and births to teens.
- Physical Education Report: Courses with Health Standards Supporting HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education (PDF)
- Science Education Report: Courses with Standards Supporting HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education (PDF)
- Secondary Science Webinar – Science Strategies for Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement
- Florida School Districts Working to Provide Health Services to Prevent HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy
- Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (While Florida law requires abstinence be taught as one component of health education courses, it does not preclude abstinence-plus or comprehensive sexual health curricula from being implemented.)
- Definitions of Abstinence-Based, Abstinence-Only, Abstinence-Only Until Marriage, and Comprehensive Human Sexuality Programs (PDF)
- Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit
- CDC Funded Districts in Florida
- OAH: National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents
- CDC Reproductive Health: Teen Pregnancy (PDF)
- 2017 Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey Behavioral Health Infographic (PDF)
- CDC Report: Profiles 2016 School Health Profiles Characteristics of Health Programs Among Secondary Schools
- HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Links
HIV/STD Prevention Education Coordinator
Office of Healthy Schools
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 444
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400