HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
North Carolina 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.
- Develop age-appropriate reproductive health and safety education lessons plans
and resources for effective instruction in schools.
- Provide a minimum of three evidence-based HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention education
trainings for local school districts and juvenile justice facilities for youth
disproportionately at risk for HIV infection.
- Provide a minimum of six trainings for local school district staff on reproductive
health and safety education.
- Collaborate with local School Health Advisory Councils and youth development partners
for the support and implementation of effective instruction on HIV, STD, and teen
North Carolina is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which students’
family or community members have helped develop or implement HIV prevention, STD prevention,
or teen pregnancy prevention policies and programs.
- Convene and work with the Healthy Youth Act Collaborative to involve parents,
families, and community members in supporting implementation of the Healthy Youth
Act of 2011 for effective instruction of reproductive health and safety education.
- Provide trainings and technical assistance to school district administrators and
community partners to support the implementation of reproductive health and safety education.
- Provide a minimum of two facilitator trainings for the Parents Matter! prevention
program for parents of pre-teens designed to enhance protective parenting practices and
promote parent-child discussions about sexuality and sexual risk reduction in communities
disproportionately affected by HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy.
- Support the implementation of and provide technical assistance to community-based
Parents Matter! programs specifically in areas disproportionately affected by HIV, STD,
and teen pregnancy and other health outcomes.
- Provide resources to schools to engage parents, guardians, and family members in
support of school health issues.
North Carolina 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
- Provide a minimum of three professional development opportunities that promote
partnerships to support policy, programs, and staff development in implementation
of effective programs and best practices in HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention
with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, local education agencies,
and public health agencies.
- Leverage resources, policies, and practices to provide evidence-based professional
development opportunities and technical assistance for administrators, teachers, and
- Provide a 2-day professional development training to maintain a cadre of master
trainers that provide quality local school district trainings on HIV, STD, and pregnancy
- Collaborate with the North Carolina Coordinated School Health Training Center and
other partners to provide a minimum of four trainings, workshops, and technical assistance
for local school district staff on evidence-based HIV prevention policies, programs,
- Collaborate and support School Health Advisory Councils and local school
administrators to support professional development opportunities that will assist
teaching staff in providing effective reproductive health and safety education.