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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: December 6, 2018

December 7, 2018

Why Is Transgenderism on the Rise Among Teens? The number of young people who identify as transgender has risen exponentially in recent years. According to this Psychology Today article, in order to be diagnosed with transgender identity (gender dysphoria), a child must exhibit characteristics such as "a strong rejection of typically feminine or masculine...

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...

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