Presentation on theme: "District Informational Webinar November 21, :30 – 4:30 p.m."— Presentation transcript:
1 District Informational Webinar November 21, 2013 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Supporting School Success through Exemplary Sexual Health Education (A CDC/DASH-funded partnership project opportunity for WA School Districts)District Informational WebinarNovember 21, 20133:30 – 4:30 p.m.
2 Agenda Welcome and Introduction of OSPI Staff Overview of CDC/DASH Project:NationalWA StateDistrict ParticipationQuestions and Answers
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 ESDsDept. of HealthCardeaPlanned Parenthood of the Great NWUW LEAH
4 Overall GoalsReduce HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescentsReduce teen pregnancy rates.Reduce disparities in HIV and other STDs in specific adolescent sub-populations.
6 ESHE Project Activities Washington State’s Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE) Project FrameworkCDC DASH HIV Grant 1308OSPI and StatewideESHE Public Health Partners15 Priority DistrictsHigh Risk SchoolsAESD NetworkStudents and YDRESHE Project ActivitiesWashington State’s ESHE Project Program Strategy:4 Key Program Approaches (See Slide 7)Critical Statewide Partnerships for establishing and delivering high quality TA and PDSpecific and strategic activitiesClear focus on positive sexual health outcomes for Youth at Disproportionate Risk (YDR) and High Risk school district communities
7 Project Scope & 4 Approaches StatewideApproach 1: Exemplary sexual health education (ESHE) – supports implementation of the Healthy Youth ActApproach 2: Policy – codes, regulations and policies governing sexual health educationPartner DistrictsApproach 3: Sexual Health Services (SHS) – on-site services or referrals to sexual health care providersApproach 4: Safe and supportive environments (SSE) – prevention of bullying and sexual harassmentSelected SchoolsYouth at Disproportionate Risk (YDR) - LGBTQ Youth – specific focus on the needs of this populationTalk here about statewide vs. targeted efforts. Next slide is wedge graphic
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 ActChoose curricula that meet local needs and are comprehensive, medically accurate and inclusiveDeliver evidence-based and evidence-informed curricula
9 Approach 2 (Statewide): Policy Assess policiesImplement policies and procedures related to:exemplary sexual health educationsafe and supportive environmentsaccess to health servicesESHE policies include compliance with AIDS Omnibus and HYA; alignment with State and National Standards, Common CoreSSE policies include – HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying); Civil Rights laws compliance;
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 pregnancyContraceptionHPV vaccinations
11 Approach 4 (Partner Districts): Safe and Supportive Environments (SSE) For All Students and Staff within Partner Districts:Assessment of School ClimateEnforcement of anti-bullying and sexual harassment policiesParent engagementSchool-connectedness
12 Youth at Disproportionate Risk (YDR) WA State YDR = LGBTQ youthIn selected schools within Partner Districts:Additional focus on providing Safe and Supportive EnvironmentsPAUSE after this slide for Questions
13 Evaluation RFP for Outside Evaluator Process Evaluation Performance Measures (tied to Profiles survey)
14 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Ready, Willing and Able:Has programmatic need/interestSuperintendent/Leadership supportAt least one CHAMPIONDistrict/local area climate is supportiveNo major, foreseeable roadblocks
15 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Statewide FocusNeed:County health stats: High rates of teen pregnancy, STDs, HIVSchool District stats: graduation rates, free/reduced lunch, homelessness, race/ethnicity
16 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Willing and Able to Commit to:5 years of involvement (per assurances in iGrants)Staff time for training, meetingsParticipate in Profiles and Healthy Youth Survey (including sexual behavior questions)Evaluation activities as needed
17 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Year One (January – July, 2014) Planning:School Health Profiles – spring of 2014, including Supplemental QuestionsAssessment of current activities and capacity related to the “Four Focus Areas”:curriculum mapping and reviewcapacity assessmentneeds assessmentpolicy reviewProject planning for years 2-5
18 The Focus: 15 Partner Districts Year 2 (August 2014 – July 2018):Adopt sexual health education curricula – secondary schoolsDevelop/strengthen referrals to sexual health servicesImplement strategies for safe and supportive school environmentAdopt/monitor policies
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 QuestionsConvene/strengthen school health advisory committee
20 FUNDING: What do Districts Get? $500 in year 1 Up to $10,000 in years 2-5I did the math and $20,000 per district is more than we can afford!
21 What do Districts Get?Coordination of efforts with state and local partnerships/programsWISE/Cardea (Working to Institutionalize Sex Education)PREP/DOH (Personal Responsibility Education Program)Other??
22 Project Partner Roles Year 1 Years 2+ Recruit Partner Districts Establish Steering CommitteePlanning – district assessment and strategic planningCurriculum AssessmentProfessional DevelopmentTechnical Assistance (ESHE, SHS, SSE, Policy)OSPIAESD Network (regional ESDs)DOHCardeaPPGNWUW LEAHLocal and National NGO Partners (SIECUS, NEA, Advocates for Youth, APA, NCSD, Safe Schools, others)
23 What do Districts Get? TA and PD from OSPI and Partners: Project PlanningCapacity and needs assessmentsCurriculum mappingCreation/enhancement of advisory councilsPolicy reviewSafe and supportive environments
24 What do Districts Get? TA and PD to build capacity to: Deliver exemplary sexual health educationIncrease student access to health servicesIncrease school connectedness and safetyImprove school attendance and academic achievementReduce health and educational disparitiesReduce teen birth and STD rates among students