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Daniel Yim & Kathleen Gutierrez, California School Health Centers Association Leadership Policy Institute | 1 December 2010 | San Francisco, CA. YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION. Youth Voice and Comprehensive Sexual Health Education.

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Youth perspectives on comprehensive sexual health education

Daniel Yim & Kathleen Gutierrez,

California School Health Centers Association

Leadership Policy Institute | 1 December 2010 | San Francisco, CA

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION


Youth voice and comprehensive sexual health education

Youth Voice and Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

  • The value of sexual health education

  • Partnerships with young leaders

  • Health empowerment and student success

    *Youth testimonials


The value of sexual health education

The Value of Sexual Health Education

  • Misinformation vs. Incomplete Information vs. Comprehensive Information

  • “Preparing for the inevitable”

  • Sex Ed is not Sex Endorsement

  • Alleviating fear through education


Partnerships with young leaders

Partnerships with Young Leaders

  • Supportive staff and faculty

  • Parents and other adult allies

  • Cooperative school districts and school boards


Supportive staff and faculty

Supportive Staff and Faculty

“I came across Club REAL and found that it just opened my eyes to a lot of things. When it comes to sex education, there were things I didn’t know about that I ended up learning, like other adolescent health issues.”

-Peer health educator, Selma Unified School District


How youth can get involved

How Youth Can Get Involved

  • Policy advocacy

  • Peer-to-peer sexual health education

  • Youth-facilitated education

  • Assets and needs assessment

  • Curriculum selection


Youth and policy advocacy

Youth and Policy Advocacy


Peer to peer education

Peer-to-Peer Education

“I like that I learn the truth and get to help other students out because a lot of my friends, if I talk to them, they don’t know fact from fiction. I question myself, too. “Is this myth true?” I want my friends to know the truth instead.”

- Youth Outreach Worker, Raoul Wallenberg High School, San Francisco Unified School District


Health empowerment and student success

Health Empowerment and Student Success

  • Empowerment Cycle


Health empowerment and student success1

Health Empowerment and Student Success

“I like being educated about comprehensive sexual health education because I know I am making healthy decisions. I become less distracted from school because instead of worrying about my sexual health and playing guessing games, I can focus back on my education.”

-CSHC Youth Board member, Fremont High School alumnus, Oakland Unified School District


Youth perspectives on comprehensive sexual health education

Q&A

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