HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Wyoming 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.
- Collaborate with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and community based agencies
in the five priority jurisdictions (Rock Springs, Cheyenne/Laramie, Casper, Fremont County,
and Gillette) that are working to prevent HIV, STD, and unintended pregnancies among
school-age youth in an effort to identify gaps in programming, reduce duplicative efforts,
and provide professional development opportunities.
- Partner with members of the Wyoming Department of Education and WDH Sexual Minority
Youth Advocates workgroup to conduct at least five trainings for school staff and community
members in the five priority jurisdictions on strategies for providing safe, supportive
environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.
- Collaborate with members of the State Review Panel to revise the HIV/AIDS Model
Policy for Wyoming Public Schools, disseminate the policy to all 48 Wyoming School
Districts, and offer HIV 101 policy trainings.
Wyoming 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.
- Partner with members of the stakeholder workgroup to identify community leaders in
the five priority jurisdictions.
- Identify school nurses, health teachers, and other district officials in the five
priority jurisdictions to be leaders in increasing the dissemination of health information
to parents and families.
- Select a communication mode that will meet the needs of the HIV prevention education
program and serve the different audiences across the state.
Wyoming 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 other STDs.
- 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 training through the HIV training cadre to all 48 Wyoming school districts.
- Evaluate the professional development training provided to school districts to assess
the quality of information and skills-based instruction being provided.
- Providing technical assistance and follow-up support to cadre of trainers.