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Do We Really Care about the STD Epidemic Among Youth?

November 15, 2018

For the fourth year in a row infection rates for gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have all risen. According to the CDC, gonorrhea rates have increased by 67 percent, and syphilis by 76 percent! Chlamydia remains the most common STD, with infections at more than 1.7 million cases, rising from 1.6 the year before. These...

Teen Sex is Always About More Than Sex

April 26, 2018

From our Executive Director, Mary Anne Mosack:   Like a breath of fresh air introduced into a long enclosed space, a new funding opportunity has been released from the Office of Adolescent Health(OAH) bringing into view a more balanced approach to sex education. The new Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) funding...

Parent Partnerships

December 14, 2017

Let's talk about engaging parents in your SRA program. Getting parents' attention is hard!  We all know that there are a million things vying for our attention and time. It can be a major challenge to engage parents in discussions regarding their child and sex. If you feel challenged in...

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The Weekly Update: November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018

Educators must intentionally work to build the internal and external assets of the students they serve so youth are more able and confident to make healthy decisions that avoid the risks associated with teen sex. Sexual risk avoidance education gives research and theory the legs of practicality. This same research...

The Weekly Update: November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018

SRA Education: Beyond the SUCCESS SEQUENCE A Closer Look at the Real Cost of Poverty on Children, Families, and Society: Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education promotes the compelling research that if a young person: a) graduates, b) secures some post-secondary training, c) gets a full-time job and d) waits to be married...

The Weekly Update: September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

Reducing the Risk of Sexting? In February, a University of Calgary study analyzed the findings of 39 international studies that altogether included 110,380 teenagers. It found that one in seven had sent a sext (a sexually explicit image, video or message), and one in four had received them. Twelve per...

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