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Teen Talk High School


Health Connected's Teen Talk High School curriculum is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum designed to help educate 14-18 year olds about sexuality and sexual health. This sequential, 12 session curriculum is intended to be delivered over the course of two weeks (10-12 hours). Teen Talk High School was updated in 2022 to meet the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act, based on a comprehensive review by the Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group.

Core components of the Teen Talk High School curriculum include:

  • Meets the stringent requirements of CA Education Code sections 51930-51939 for 7th-12th grade students

  • Consists of 12 sessions intended to be taught for a minimum of 10 hours over two weeks

  • Supports clarification of values about relationships and sexual health topics

  • Provides information about where to obtain sexual and reproductive healthcare

  • Encourages communication with trusted adults, including a multi-day parent/trusted adult interview homework assignment for students

  • Utilizes gender inclusive language and trauma informed practices

  • Introduces life skills (such as self-advocacy, harm reduction, and media literacy) as well as racial and social justice topics (like intersectionality, health equity, and reproductive justice)

  • Designed to promote critical thinking through interactive activities, stories, videos, and discussion prompts

The results are in!

The California Healthy Kids Resource Center and Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group just completed their 2021 Education Code Compliance Review. Teen Talk High School once again received among the highest marks for compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act. Read the results here.

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