HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Montana is seeking to increase the percentage of schools
that address all of the following in a required course taught during grades 6, 7, or 8:
- The differences between HIV and AIDS.
- How HIV and other STDs are transmitted.
- How HIV and other STDs are diagnosed and treated.
- Health consequences of HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- The benefits of being sexually abstinent.
- How to prevent HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- How to access valid and reliable health information, products, and
services related to HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- The influences of media, family, and social and cultural norms on sexual behavior.
- Communication and negotiation skills related to eliminating or reducing
risk for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- Goal setting and decision making skills related to eliminating or reducing
risk for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- Compassion for persons living with HIV or AIDS.
- Provide professional development for teachers of students in grades 6, 7, and 8
through four regional trainings that use effective prevention messages for HIV, STD
infection, and unintended pregnancy.
- Provide follow-up support to teachers who have attended a regional training to prevent
HIV, STD, and unintended pregnancy.
- Conduct student evaluations for HIV/AIDS components with students of teachers who
had attended training.
Montana is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in
which the lead health education teacher received professional development during the
past 2 years on all of the following:
- Describing how widespread HIV and other STD infections are and the consequences
of these infections.
- Understanding the modes of transmission and effective prevention strategies for HIV and
- Identifying populations of youth who are at high risk of being infected with HIV
and other STDs.
- Implementing health education strategies using prevention messages that are likely
to be effective in reaching youth.
- Provide four regional HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention trainings for at
least 100 educators on policy development and implementation for HIV infection and
provide all participants with follow-up support in addition to a 6-month post-training
- Meet with state education agency staff to develop one training for educators
working with youth at high risk (e.g., homeless, out of school, correctional facility youth)
on effective HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention programs.
Montana 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 cognitive disabilities.
- 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 HIV prevention.
- 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 assessment.
- Using technology to improve HIV prevention education instruction.
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with limited English proficiency.
- Addressing community concerns and challenges related to HIV prevention education.
- Deliver HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention training and support to 50 teachers
responsible for the delivery of HIV prevention curricula to students.
- Provide teachers attending a regional training with sexual health strategies for
parents, families, and students.
- Provide follow-up support to all teachers attending an HIV, STD, and pregnancy
prevention training to ensure effective implementation of training strategies.