(213) 241-3519 timothy.kordic@lausd.net

AB329, CA Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)

The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) took effect January 1, 2016, and requires school districts to provide students with integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and inclusive comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education, at least once in middle school and once in high school. The CA Healthy Youth Act updated the previous Education Code (EC) requirements for both comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education.

The California Healthy Youth Act has five primary 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 an 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

The summary of FAQ for Sexual Health Education, HIV/AIDS, and STDs can be found here.
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/faq.asp

AB 329 (2015): California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) – Comprehensive Sexual Health Education and HIV Prevention Education (Education Code 51390-51939) – https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329

CA Department of Education: CHYA PowerPoint that provides information regarding new laws for comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education.

LAUSD Parent and Student Handbook: Parent notification on Page 9 (Spanish)
https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/13211

Health Education Instruction in K-6:
51210. (a) The adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, shall include instruction, beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 6, in the following areas of study: (6) Health, including instruction in the principles and practices of individual, family, and community health.

Health Education Resources

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) and Training
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/hecat/index.htm

School Health Index
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/shi/index.htm?s_cid=hy-tools-001

SHAPE: Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education
https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/Appropriate-Practices-in-School-Based-Health-Education.pdf

National Resources on Sexual Health

Sexual Health Education (SHE) – Rationale and definitions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/whatworks/what-works-sexual-health-education.htm

Developing a Scope and Sequence for Sexual Health Education – Fact Sheet
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/hecat/pdf/developing_scope_factsheet.pdf

Developing a Scope and Sequence for Sexual Health Education
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/hecat/pdf/scope_and_sequence.pdf

Future of Sex Education (FoSE) – national sex education standards and teacher competencies
https://futureofsexed.org/

Future of Sex Eduation (FoSE)National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education
https://advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/teacher-standards-1.pdf

SIECUS: Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
http://sexedu.org.tw/guideline.pdf

Professional Learning Standard for Sex Education (PLSSE)
https://advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/PLSSE_onepager-FINAL-1.pdf

California Resources on Sexual Health Education

Health Education Content Standards for CA Public Schools – Kindergarten through Grades 12
https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/healthstandmar08.pdf

AB 329, CA Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) – Education Code
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329

AB 329, CA Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) CA Sexual Health Roundtable, FAQ
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/frequently_asked_questions-california_healthy_youth_act-ca_sexual_health_education_roundtable.pdf

Fast Facts about the California Healthy Youth Act
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/fast_facts_about_the_california_healthy_youth_act.pdf

Grades K-6 California Youth Act Factsheet
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/201703-facts_about_ca_healthy_youth_act_k-6.pdf

The California Healthy Youth Act & Charter Schools
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/chya-charter-school-factsheet.pdf

Parent Fact Sheet: Comprehensive Sexual Health Education & the California Healthy Youth Act
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/parent_fact_sheet.pdf

LGBTQ-Inclusivity Requirement and How They Interact with Parental Opt-Out
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/lgbtq_inclusivity_requirements_and_how_they_interact_with_parental_opt_out.pdf

SB 48, FAIR Education Act – FAQ
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/senatebill48faq.asp

Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group (ASHWG) – CA Review of Sexual Health Education Curriculums, Summary Chart
http://ashwg.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Copy-of-CurriculaSummary_12.18.16_logo_FINAL.pdf

ETR CHYA Checklist – compliance assessment tool for various curricula
http://ashwg.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CHYA-CAT-Part-1-Curriculum-Only-ETR.pdf

ACLU CHYA Checklist – compliance assessment tool for various curricula
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/ca_healthy_youth_act_compliance_evaluation_checklist_for_districts-grades_7-12.pdf

Medical Accuracy in Comprehensive Sexual Health Education – Fact Sheet
https://www.aclunc.org/docs/cse-medical-accuracy-factsheet.pdf

Condom Effectiveness: CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/index.html

WEBINAR: Multipurpose Contraceptive Technologies (Unintended Pregnancy, HIV, and other STDs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKlVv9W40u4&feature=youtu.be

HIV.govPre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Healthy Relationships (loverisrespect.org)
https://www.loveisrespect.org/healthy-relationships/

Los Angeles County: Human Trafficking 101
https://lacounty.gov/human-trafficking/

Anti-Slavery: Today’s Fight for Tomorrow’s Freedom (antislavery.org)
https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/human-trafficking/

“11 Facts About Human Trafficking” (DoSomething.org)
https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-human-trafficking

LAUSD Resources on Sexual Health Education

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) – conducted biennially in middle and high schools to monitor six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading cause of death and disability among youth and adults.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm

LAUSD 2019 YRBS – Findings
http://aidspreventionlausd.net/yrbs.html

School Health Profiles Survey (PROFILES) – conducted biennially in middle and high schools to assess school health policies and practices in states and school districts.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/profiles/index.htm

LAUSD 2018 Health Profiles Survey – Findings
http://aidspreventionlausd.net/schoolhealth.html

LAUSD Adopted and Required Health Education Textbooks
http://aidspreventionlausd.net/comprehensivehealth.html

LAUSD Health Matrix (Scope and Sequence)
http://aidspreventionlausd.net/images/pdf_teachers/REQUIRED%20HEALTH%20COURSE%20AND%20TEXT%20BOOK/LAUSD%20Matrix%20and%20Pacing%20Plan%20for%20Health%20Education.pdf

Policy: Bulletin 1132.3 Complying with the Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act (SB 71) (Attachment B, Parent Notification)
http://aidspreventionlausd.net/policies.html

LAUSD Sexual Health Program (middle and high school) – Positive Prevention Plus
https://www.positivepreventionplus.com/

LAUSD Sexual Health Program (elementary options)

General Resources on Sexual Health Education

Glossary of Sexual Health Education Terms
https://advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/NSES_glossary_FINAL.pdf

Sexual Health Education: Research and Results
https://advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/storage/advfy/documents/school-health-equity/sexual-healthed-research-and-results.pdf

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) – resources for on sexual health education for laws, policy, and practice
https://siecus.org/

Healthy Teen Network – resources for sexual health education and teen pregnancy prevention
https://www.healthyteennetwork.org/

The Center for Sex Education – resources on sexual health education
https://www.sexedcenter.org/

ANSWER – Website on Sex Education, Rutgers University
http://answer.rutgers.edu/page/sexetc

AMAZE – age-appropriate videos on sexual health
https://amaze.org/

Comprehensive Sex Education and Academic Success
https://advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/comprehensive_sex_education_and_academic_success.pdf

The Case for Condom Education” ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
http://www.actforyouth.net/resources/pm/pm_condom_0316.pdf

Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE) – providing tools and resources to schools on the implementation of sexual health education
http://www.wisetoolkit.org/

Parent/Guardian Resources on Communication

Talk with your Kids – Essential Access Health
https://www.talkwithyourkids.org/

AMAZE
https://amaze.org/parents/

Healthy Teen Network
https://www.healthyteennetwork.org/blog/pornography-discussion/

No Mas (Spanish)
https://www.decimosnomas.org/en/start-talking/

Autism Spectrum Network – Puberty and Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents of Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog

National Campaign for Unplanned Pregnancy
https://powertodecide.org/sexual-health/resources-for-parents-champions-mentors/talkingispower

Planned Parenthood – “Hey, What Do I Say? A Parent Guide on How to Talk to Children About Sexuality (English and Spanish)
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/2514/0034/8138/ParentGuide.pdf

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/1214/0001/2327/ParentGuideSp.pdf

Planned Parenthood – for Parents
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/parents

Planned Parenthood – Talking About Consent and Healthy Relationships at Every Age
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/5914/4442/3007/TalkingConsentatEveryAge_r4.pdf

PFLAG
https://pflag.org/family

Possibilities for Change
https://drjennifersalerno.com/