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1 Supporting School Success through Exemplary Sexual Health Education (A CDC/DASH-funded partnership project opportunity for WA School Districts) District Informational Webinar November 21, 2013 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. District Informational Webinar November 21, 2013 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 1

2 Agenda Welcome and Introduction of OSPI Staff Overview of CDC/DASH Project: National WA State District Participation Questions and Answers 2

3 Supporting School Success Through Exemplary Sexual Health Education CDC/DASH 5 yr. Funding (Project 1308): 19 State Education Agencies (SEAs) 17 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) $225,000 (yr. 1) Up to $400,000 (yrs. 2-5) Key Partners: Assoc. of ESDs Dept. of Health Cardea Planned Parenthood of the Great NW UW LEAH 3

4 Overall Goals Reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents Reduce teen pregnancy rates. Reduce disparities in HIV and other STDs in specific adolescent sub-populations. 4

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6 6 Washington States Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE) Project Framework CDC DASH HIV Grant 1308 OSPI and Statewide ESHE Public Health Partners 15 Priority Districts High Risk Schools AESD Network Students and YDR ESHE Project Activities Washington States ESHE Project Program Strategy: 4 Key Program Approaches (See Slide 7) Critical Statewide Partnerships for establishing and delivering high quality TA and PD Specific and strategic activities Clear focus on positive sexual health outcomes for Youth at Disproportionate Risk (YDR) and High Risk school district communities

7 Project Scope & 4 Approaches Statewide Approach 1: Exemplary sexual health education (ESHE) – supports implementation of the Healthy Youth Act Statewide Approach 2: Policy – codes, regulations and policies governing sexual health education Partner Districts Approach 3: Sexual Health Services (SHS) – on-site services or referrals to sexual health care providers Partner Districts Approach 4: Safe and supportive environments (SSE) – prevention of bullying and sexual harassment Selected Schools Youth at Disproportionate Risk (YDR) - LGBTQ Youth – specific focus on the needs of this population 7

8 Approach 1 (Statewide): Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE) Work with school districts & teachers throughout WA to promote ESHE, emphasizing HIV, other STDs and pregnancy prevention. Teacher training, training of trainers and technical assistance to: Assess curricula and compliance with the Healthy Youth Act and AIDS Omnibus Act Choose curricula that meet local needs and are comprehensive, medically accurate and inclusive Deliver evidence-based and evidence-informed curricula 8

9 Approach 2 (Statewide): Policy Assess policies Implement policies and procedures related to: exemplary sexual health education safe and supportive environments access to health services 9

10 Approach 3 (Partner Districts): Sexual Health Services (SHS) Improve adolescents access to key sexual health services in school clinics or the community: Testing for HIV, other STDs and pregnancy Contraception HPV vaccinations 10

11 Approach 4 (Partner Districts): Safe and Supportive Environments (SSE) For All Students and Staff within Partner Districts: Assessment of School Climate Enforcement of anti-bullying and sexual harassment policies Parent engagement School-connectedness 11

12 Youth at Disproportionate Risk (YDR) WA State YDR = LGBTQ youth In selected schools within Partner Districts: Additional focus on providing Safe and Supportive Environments 12

13 Evaluation RFP for Outside Evaluator Process Evaluation Performance Measures (tied to Profiles survey) 13

14 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Ready, Willing and Able: Has programmatic need/interest Superintendent/Leadership support At least one CHAMPION District/local area climate is supportive No major, foreseeable roadblocks 14

15 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Statewide Focus Need: County health stats: High rates of teen pregnancy, STDs, HIV School District stats: graduation rates, free/reduced lunch, homelessness, race/ethnicity 15

16 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Willing and Able to Commit to: 5 years of involvement (per assurances in iGrants) Staff time for training, meetings Participate in Profiles and Healthy Youth Survey (including sexual behavior questions) Evaluation activities as needed 16

17 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Year One (January – July, 2014) Planning: School Health Profiles – spring of 2014, including Supplemental Questions Assessment of current activities and capacity related to the Four Focus Areas: curriculum mapping and review capacity assessment needs assessment policy review Project planning for years 2-5 17

18 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Year 2 (August 2014 – July 2018): Adopt sexual health education curricula – secondary schools Develop/strengthen referrals to sexual health services Implement strategies for safe and supportive school environment Adopt/monitor policies 18

19 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Year 2 (August 2014 – July 2018): Participate in required data collection, including School Health Profiles (spring of 2016 and 2018) and the WA Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) (2015 and 2017), including Supplemental and Sexual Behavior Questions Convene/strengthen school health advisory committee 19

20 What do Districts Get? FUNDING: $500 in year 1 Up to $10,000 in years 2-5 20

21 What do Districts Get? Coordination of efforts with state and local partnerships/programs WISE/Cardea (Working to Institutionalize Sex Education) PREP/DOH (Personal Responsibility Education Program) Other?? 21

22 Project Partner Roles Year 1Years 2+ Recruit Partner Districts Establish Steering Committee Planning – district assessment and strategic planning Curriculum Assessment Professional Development Technical Assistance (ESHE, SHS, SSE, Policy) OSPI AESD Network (regional ESDs) DOH Cardea PPGNW UW LEAH Local and National NGO Partners (SIECUS, NEA, Advocates for Youth, APA, NCSD, Safe Schools, others)

23 TA and PD from OSPI and Partners: Project Planning Capacity and needs assessments Curriculum mapping Creation/enhancement of advisory councils Policy review Safe and supportive environments 23 What do Districts Get?

24 TA and PD to build capacity to: Deliver exemplary sexual health education Increase student access to health services Increase school connectedness and safety Improve school attendance and academic achievement Reduce health and educational disparities Reduce teen birth and STD rates among students 24 What do Districts Get?

25 Next Steps Nov. 25 – iGrants package #678 on-line Dec. 16 – iGrants applications due Dec. 20 – Notification of awards 25

26 Key Program Contacts Laurie Dils, Interim HIV/Sexual Health Supervisor, OSPI – laurie.dils@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6368laurie.dils@k12.wa.us Jessica Vavrus, Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning, OSPI – jessica.vavrus@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6417 jessica.vavrus@k12.wa.us 26


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