Coordinated School Health Advisory
The Houghton Lake School District is in the process of reviewing the sex education/reproductive health education program to better meet the needs of students as well as the standards of the community. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete the following survey and share your thoughts with us. Please respond at which GRADE level each topic should FIRST be taught.
Please identify:
Positive Communication With Family: Encourages students to talk with their parents and other trusted adults about feelings, relationships, and setting sexual limits.
Healthy Dating Relationships: Recognizes healthy and unhealthy relationships. Differentiates between emotional and physical intimacy, and limit setting.
Reproductive Anatomy: Describes male and female reproductive anatomy and function.
Child Sexual Abuse: Teaches personal safety concepts, such as good touch-bad touch, stranger danger and identifying trusted adults who can help.
Puberty and Adolescence: Teaches boys and girls about the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty and adolescence.
Abstinence: Discusses benefits of abstaining from sex or ceasing sexual activity. Teaches assertiveness skills for resisting pressure, such as communication and refusal skills.
Skills to Avoid Risky Behaviors: Includes developmental skills, such as decision-making, communication, assertiveness, refusal, and negotiation to avoid risky situations.
Legal Consequences of Sexual Behaviors: Provides information about the criminal consequences of underage sexual activity, including "sexting."
Pregnancy and Childbirth: Explains how pregnancy occurs, the importance of prenatal care and how babies are born.
Parenting Responsibilities: Explores the responsibilities of parenting (e.g., economic, physical, emotional, social, and legal) and their impact on future goals.
Adoption and Safe Delivery: Provides information about adoption services and the safe delivery of newborns law.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Includes information about the transmission, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, genital warts, and HIV/AIDS.
Risk Reduction: Provides information about condoms as a means to reduce risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Contraception: Provides information about birth control methods, such as condoms, birth control pills, and Depo-Provera and their role in preventing pregnancy.
Proper Use of Condoms: Provides demonstration of the proper use of condoms to decrease risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual Orientation/Identity: Teaches that all students deserve to be treated with respect (i.e., no name-calling, taunting, bullying) and that some students self-identify or are perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual.
Harassment, Sexual Assault and Rape: Provides information about the law, prevention skills, and where to go for help.
Risk of Drugs and Alcohol: Teaches students about the increased risks involved when consuming drugs and alcohol ( e.g., assault, rape, unsafe sex)
Which grade level should the school district first introduce a set of lessons on sex education?
Which grade level should the school district first introduce a set of lessons on reproductive health?
Which grade level should the school district first introduce a set of lessons on puberty?
If a set of lessons were offered at the age-appropriate grade level, would you allow your child(ren) to participate?
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