More than 90% of Mississippi parents endorsed implementing age-appropriate sex-related education in Mississippi public schools, including the instruction of the transmission and prevention of HIV/STDs and how to get tested for HIV/STDs during sex-related education.1
Sex Ed Trainings
See the list of sex education curricula that meets the HHS’s definition of “evidence-based.” It includes Draw the Line/Respect the Line and Reducing the Risk, the only sex education curricula approved to be taught in Mississippi public schools that we endorse.
- Foundations: Core Skills for Training for Sex Ed
- Draw the Line/Respect the Line (DTL/RTL)
- Reducing the Risk (RTR)
- Becoming A Responsible Teen (BART)
- Making Proud Choices! (MPC)
- Be Proud, Be Responsible (BPBR)
- K-5 Human Growth and Development topics and curricula
For more information about sex ed trainings or to schedule a training, contact Hope L. Crenshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding Evidence-Based Trainings
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an evidence-based program is one shown by rigorous research to be effective in causing at least one of the following behaviors that reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and HIV/STD infection:
- delaying sexual initiation (remaining abstinent),
- reducing the frequency of sexual intercourse (having sex less or returning to abstinence),
- reducing the number of sexual partners (having sex with fewer partners or not having sex with new partners), and
- increasing the use of condoms and other contraceptives.
1 Center for Health Disparities Research School of Community Health Sciences. (2014). What Do Parents in Mississippi Really Think About Sex Education in Schools? Results of a State-Level Survey. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice; 7(1). Retrieved fromhttp://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1253&context=jhdrp.