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...

Poverty Prevention and Success Sequence for Millennials

November 14, 2017

Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) programs focus on preventing the well-documented factors that lead to poverty and offer practical and effective solutions for addressing this persistent societal concern. The SRA approach focuses on prevention, with solution-oriented approaches that address causes rather than effects.1   It Works Regardless of Race and Socioeconomic...

What is DOTH?

November 11, 2017

  What is DOTH? An annual event hosted by Ascend for youth to help raise awareness and educate Congress on SRA education. Youth from across the nation will be coming to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress to share what Sexual Risk Avoidance education means to them and...


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The Weekly Update: April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

Cohabitation and Unmarried Family Life - What's the Big Deal? When Hollywood celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced that he and his girlfriend were expecting their second child outside of marriage, few people even skipped a beat.  While cohabitation was frowned upon in the age of Leave It to Beaver, today...

The Update: April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

The Hook-Up Culture:  Can Sex Really Be Casual? "We’re in the middle of a cultural sexual crisis that exists because we’ve told ourselves that sex can be casual." The idea that casual sex should be good for everyone gained significant traction in the 1960s. The hook-up culture is the practical application...

The Update: April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Grant Program Has Important New Changes The Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Grant Program, the state block grant that provides funding for the implementation of SRA education, will carry important new changes. Reauthorized by Congress with bipartisan support, the changes will expand the reach...


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