WISE

Working to Institutionalize Sex Education…A WISE Choice

 

Through the WISE initiative, GCAPP is the lead organization in building the state’s infrastructure to institutionalize comprehensive and improved sexual health education in Georgia school districts. The WISE Initiative services to school districts include: support in selecting sexual health curriculum, teacher training, parent workshops, and technical assistance as needed throughout the implementation process. Since 2009 GCAPP has trained 200 teachers in over 75 elementary, middle, and high schools to implement medically accurate, age appropriate curricula reaching over 17,000 students in the 2012-13 school year alone. The program is funded by The Grove Foundation. Proven curricula like Making a Difference, Reducing the Risk, Family Life and Sexual Health, Health Smart, and others are currently being taught by teachers in school districts throughout the state with the support of the WISE Initiative.  Click here to see what we offer.

 

WHERE TO TURN TO… A Compiled List of Sexual Health Resources

Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV -
Specifically designed to aid middle and high school students in developing the attitudes and skills to prevent unplanned pregnancy and the transmission of STDs. RTR recognizes families as primary educators of family values and sexual health and serves to inform and motivate students to make healthy choices.

 

´╗┐´╗┐Making A Difference! An Abstinence Approach to HIV/ Sexually Transmitted Disease and Teen Pregnancy Prevention  - Designed to reach adolescents, age 11-13, who attend middle schools and youth-serving community-based programs. This curriculum recognizes families as the primary educators of sexual health and family values and aims to provide the tools children need to make healthy choices by teaching them about prevention and their bodies.

 

The Great Body Shop - Comprehensive health and substance abuse prevention program developed for students in grades K-12. The writers understand that families are the primary educators of family values and sexual health. Research shows that when families discuss these topics, children make healthier choices.

Family Life and Sexual Health - Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) teaches school-age students in grades 5 - 12 about their bodies and preventing diseases. The writers of FLASH recognize that families are the primary educators of family values and sexual health. Research shows that when families have discussions about these topics, children make healthier choices.

Family Communication about Sexuality - These Fact Sheets provide talking points for parents during the different stages of their children's lives.