HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Seattle is seeking to increase the percentage of schools that
deliver HIV, STD, or pregnancy prevention programs (including after school or supplemental
programs) that meet the needs of ethnic/racial minority youth at high risk (e.g., black,
Hispanic, or American Indian youth) by doing all of the following:
- Providing curricula or supplementary materials that include pictures, information,
and learning experiences that reflect the life experiences of these youth in their communities.
- Providing curricula or supplementary materials in the primary languages of the youth
- Facilitating access to direct health services or arrangements with providers not on
school property who have experience in serving these youth in the community.
- Facilitating access to direct social services and psychological services or arrangements
with providers not on school property who have experience in serving these youth in the community.
- Requiring professional development for school staff on HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention
issues and resources for these youth.
- Increase graduation rates for two high schools by implementing a pregnancy
prevention program for Latino youth at West Seattle High School and African-American
youth at Rainier Beach High School.
- Collaborate with the University of Washington School of Family Medicine and Hamilton
Middle School mentors program to provide medical students to mentor middle school
youth for the full school year.
- Provide Special Education FLASH sexuality and HIV training for Washington teachers
across the state.
- Work to strengthen gay/straight alliance groups at 10 Seattle high schools and
four middle schools.
Seattle is seeking to increase the percentage of schools that provide parents and
families health information to increase parent and family knowledge of HIV prevention,
STD prevention, and teen pregnancy prevention.
- Sponsor annual gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Families Dinner nights
across the district.
- Provide Fifth Grade FLASH Family Nights to parents in all elementary schools.
- Establish regular communication with parents about student progress, learning,
and participation in district and school activities and initiatives.
Seattle is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which the
lead health education teacher received professional development on at least
six of the following during the past 2 years:
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with physical, medical, or
- Teaching HIV prevention to students of various cultural backgrounds.
- Using interactive teaching methods for HIV prevention education,
such as role plays or cooperative group activities.
- Teaching essential skills for health behavior change related to HIV
prevention and guiding student practice of these skills.
- Teaching about health-promoting social norms and beliefs related to
- Strategies for involving parents, families, and others in student
learning of HIV prevention education.
- Assessing students’ performance in HIV prevention education.
- Implementing standards-based HIV prevention education curricula and student
- Using technology to improve HIV prevention education instruction.
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with limited English
- Addressing community concerns and challenges related to HIV prevention
- Host 3-day high school health education teacher workshops targeting essential
HIV content, skills, and professional sharing opportunities.
- Provide technical assistance to high school health education specialists to
improve the implementation of HIV content and skills-based instruction.
- Review 2010 School Health Profiles data with health teachers.