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     Family Health
     
    The California Healthy Youth Act  Seventh grade IB Science curriculum includes a 13-hour unit called Family Health.  This module was designed by Positive Prevention Plus, which meets the requirements as outlined in California Education Code (EC) Section 51930-51939 pertaining to HIV/AIDS prevention education and comprehensive sexual health education.  Positive Prevention Plus has been adopted by FCUSD as a curriculum provider, and Mr. Fujiyama has been trained in its implementation.
     
    Comprehensive sexual health instruction is mandated by California law.
     
    This Act has 5 major purposes:
     
    to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive health from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and from unintended pregnancy;
     
    to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, and family;
     
    to promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development;
     
    to ensure pupils receive integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention instruction, and provide educators with clear tools and guidance to accomplish that end;
     
    to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to have healthy, positive, and safe relationships and behaviors. 
     
    Mr. Fujiyama understands that for some parents/guardians, delivery of this instruction may cause discomfort.  He hopes that you will consider how important this series of lessons is to the promotion of healthy attitudes and behaviors.  However, parents/legal guardians may arrange for alternative, non-Family Health lessons for their child by writing to the school.  Please address this letter to Mr. Dave Fujiyama so that I receive it promptly, after which I will arrange to provide that your child be sent to another room for his/her alternative lessons.
     
    The website for Positive Prevention Plus, including sample lessons, can be found here http://www.positivepreventionplus.com/curriculum/sexual-health-education 
     
     
     Overview of Lessons
     
     
    Getting Started
          Introduction
          Discussing embarrassing topics
          Group agreements, and Pre-Test
          Sexual health of teens
     
    Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, your child will be able to
           
          identify and follow class guidelines for appropriate behavior;
          complete a self-assessment of pre-existing knowledge (pre-test) related to interpersonal relationships and sexual health;
          identify facts about related teen sexual health;
          identify to improve teen sexual health. 
     
     Lesson 1:  Sexual Development
          Typical female sexual development
          Typical male sexual development
          Gender role, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation
          Common sexual health concerns
           
    Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, your child will:
          describe the typical physical and psychosocial  changes that occur during puberty;
          identify common teen and young adult sex-related issues and concerns in the US today;
          define and discuss male, female, masculinity, femininity, sexual orientation, gender role, gender expression, and gender identity. 
     
    Lesson 2:  Exploring Friendships
          Friendship
          Liking vs. loving
          Planning an activity
     
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
          assess the degree o which he/he has the traits and skills required for a quality committed friendship;
          identify and describe opportunities for building friendships;
          differentiate between "liking" or "loving" something or someone;
          plan a safe and healthy activity. 
           
     Lesson 3:  Bullying and Relationship Abuse
     
          Bullying
          Relationship abuse
          Yes means yes
          Statutory rape
          Sex trafficking
          Sexting
          Internet safety
          Protecting yourself
          
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
     
          commit to end bullying and inappropriate sexual behavior in self and others;
          identify inappropriate behaviors such as sex trafficking, sexting, sex with minors, and making sexual advances without permission;
          demonstrate a variety of ways to protect themselves;
          identify how to respond to inappropriate sexual behaviors.
     
    Lesson 4:  Preventing an Unplanned Pregnancy
          Family planning
          Contraception and community health services
          Sexual abstinence
     
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
          identify reasons for family planning;
          describe a range of contraceptive methods, including their effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and other sexually transmitted infections;
          identify community family planning and contraception services;
          identify the benefits of delayed sexual activity. 
     
    Lesson 5:  Teen Pregnancy--Choices and Responsibilities
     
          Teenage pregnancies
          Facing an unplanned pregnancy
          Decision-making
          Prenatal care and parenting
          The Safe Surrender law
          
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
     
          discuss how to make an important decison if facing an unplanned pregnancy;
          list the key components of prenatal care and responsible parenting;
          identify key components of California's Safe Surrender law, including how to safely surrender a new-born child. 
     
    Lesson 6:  Myths and Stereotypes about HIV infection
     
          Persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS
          Loss activity
          
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
     
          describe the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals and their family life;
          identify myths or stereotypes regarding persons infected with HIV;
          express concern for persons with disabilities or illness, including those infected with HIV. 
     
    Lesson 7:  The HIV/AIDS Epidemic
     
          HIV/AIDS overview 
          Mismatch activity
     
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
     
          describe the AIDS epidemic;
          describe the effectiveness of ART and PrEP in the prevention and treatment of an HIV infection;
          identify the fluids and body routes for HIV transmission;
          identify behaviors that will and will not put a person at risk for HIV transmission. 
     
    Lesson 8:  Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
     
          Overview of sexually transmitted infection
          STI Bulletin Board activity (optional)
          STI testing
     
    Objectives:  By the end of the lesson, your child will be able to:
          identify and describe common STIs and their symptoms;
          describe ways that STIs can be transmitted;
          identify community resources for STI testing and treatment. 
     
    Lesson 9:  Recognizing and Reducing Risks
     
          "Red Light/Green Light" activity 
          Universal precautions and deonstraton
           Latex condoms
          Sexual abstinence
          
     Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, your child will able to:
     
          identify situations that put people at risk for HIV;
          identify abstinence as the only 100% effective method to avoid an unplanned pregnancy, HIV and STIs;
          Identify abstinence from alcohol and drug use, including needle sharing, as an effective method for avoiding HIV and other STIs;
          describe the use of Universal Precautions to reduce HIV/STI transmission.
      
     Lesson 10:  Media and Peer Pressure
     
          Media and peer pressures
          Assertiveness skills practice
          Escape plans
          
    Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, your child will be able to:
     
          identify pressures from peers, media or society to engage in high risk behaviors;
          recognize that not all students participate in high risk behaviors;
          demonstrate skills to refuse/avoid the pressure to engage in high risk behaviors. 
     
    Lesson 11:  HIV/STI Testing and Community Resources
     
          "Virus 'Z' " activity
          HIV/STI testing and community resources
          
    Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, your child will be able to:
     
          describe how an HIV infection can spread through a population;
          identify resources for HIV/STI testing, counseling and information. 
     
    Lesson 12:  Goal-Setting
     
          The path to personal goals
          Setting goals for the future
          Personal contracts
          Lesson wrap-ups 
          Post-test