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Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group
The Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) is an organized collaborative of governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of youth in California. ASHWG is comprised of program managers from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California CDE, and key NGOs committed to working more effectively to address the sexual and reproductive health of California adolescents since 2003.
In June of 2016, a group of eight reviewers were recruited via the ASHWG to form an ad-hoc ASHWG sub-committee charged with reviewing a subset of comprehensive sexual health education curricula for alignment and compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). The group formed in response to extensive requests across California for guidance on which curricula meet the requirements of the new law (which went into effect on January 1, 2016). The goals of this review were to: (1) provide school district staff, teachers, and community education providers with information about a number of widely available curricula in order to inform local processes for curriculum selection; and (2) provide curriculum publishers and authors input from an outside review group on the alignment of their materials with the CHYA. The reports are listed below and links to the publisher responses are provided when available.
These reviews should not replace local reviews by educators. These reviews do not reflect any endorsement from the agencies participating in the review process, including but not limited to the CDE.
To view the ASHWG curricula rewires for compliance with CHYA, please visit the ASHWG Web page .
Current and Relevant Resources to Support Local Implementation of Comprehensive Sexual Health Education in California Schools (PDF)
The Tools and Training subcommittee of ASHWG assembled a resource list to help district administrators, teachers, parents or others seeking current resources for implementing comprehensive sexual health education in California.
Compliance Assessment Tool: California Healthy Youth Act (PDF)
This rubric will guide users in determining if a curricula is compliant with the California Healthy Youth Act.
Checklist for Guest Speakers
Criteria to determine if an outside consultant is adhering to the CHYA for comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education.