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Let’s Talk about Sex: Supporting Sexuality
Education HB 1292
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           Introductions/Warm-up


• DanH. Lawrence, RMC Health, Prevention Information Center
• James Hurley, RMC Health, Health Education Consultant

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Objectives


                  and how it impacts Colorado
 Understand HB1292
 schools and communities
 Understand how public and school libraries can
 support “science-based content standards” for
 human sexuality education
 Discuss practicalways libraries can support
 sexuality education and help kids become sexually
 healthy adults
What are we talking about here?


HB1292 Bill Summary:
“Requires school districts, family resource
 centers, and teen pregnancy prevention
 programs that offer instruction regarding
 human sexuality to adopt science-based
 content standards for such instruction.”
Why was the HB 1292 passed?

           States has one of the highest teenage
 The United
 pregnancy rates in the developed world
 Coloradoranks twenty-second in the nation in total teen
 pregnancies
       girls becoming pregnant before their 18th birthday
 12,130
 each year.
 Colorado ranks 29th in the nation in total incidences of
 sexually transmitted diseases
 87% of Americans favored sexuality education in school
 curricula (Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll)
   Warning!

The following slides contain
    graphic content
  Teen Abstinence and Sexual
  Behaviors, Colorado YRBS 2005




Source: Shupe (2006)
 2005 Birth Rates for Teen Mothers
                     (per 1000 population)
 80


 70


 60


 50


 40
                                                        United States
 30
                                                        Colorado
 20


 10


  0


       Total 15-19     15-17 Years      18-19 years
         Years



Data Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2007)
  “Any STI” prevalence by
  race/ethnicity (Girls, ages 14-19)
Race/ethnicity           n     Prevalence     Adjusted OR†
                              “any STI”* %      (95% CI)
     Thurm graphs

  NH white              184      20.3              1

  Mexican
                        182      19.7        1.1 (0.5–2.4)
  American

  NH black              221      47.7        3.5 (1.8–6.9)


Source: Forhan (2008)
  Chlamydia: one of the most
  common STDs in youth




                      CDPHE, STD Surveillance, 200

Source: Thrun (2008
 Where are
Schools and
Communities
   Today
 Sex Ed : Differences Between
 States and Communities
  Defining Terms
    Abstinence-only
              based
    Abstinence
    Comprehensive

  Mandates, recommendations, restrictions, or   none
    sexuality,   STD’s and/or HIV/AIDS

  Requirements vs.       local control


Source: Levine (2002)
Taking a look at House Bill 1292
Overview of HB1292


   Who is impacted?
     School  districts, Charter Schools, or Institute Charter
      Schools that offer a planned curriculum that includes
      instruction concerning human sexuality
     Directs districts to maintain content standards for
      curriculum which are based in scientific research, and
      address a-g
     Encourages staff and community involvement
     Center School District is exempt
How will schools implement the bill?
    HB 1292


        CASBE Model
           Policy

                 District Policy
                   Changes




                                       School
                                   Implementation



                                                    Classroom
                                                    Teaching
Taking a closer look


 Read   HB 1292 Content Standards. (column 1 a-g)
 Highlight the   key words that you find in each of the
 standards.
 With theperson next to you share your key words
 and discuss what the possible implications are for
 your library.
“Rough” Content Summary
 Youth/family communication

 Abstinence and other methods of    avoiding STD’s and
 pregnancy
 HIV/AIDS

 Hepatitis C

 HPV (and link to cancer)   and vaccine
 Decision making related to healthy sexuality and
 relationships
 Alcohol and drug use effects   on on decision making
                         effects of using contraception
 Health benefits and side
 and barrier methods (includes emergency contraception)
Some Questions?


         some of the implications for collection
 What are
 development and/or community resource sharing?
 How does the law support librarians’ materials
 selection for sexuality education?
Creating a supportive
Environment
Creating a supportive
environment
 Do you    have sexuality-related resources?
 Know    what they want
 National   Observances, Library Displays, Programming
 “Health   (and Sexuality)” section
 Being   approachable
    Posters and age appropriate pamphlets with positive messages
    Stuff on your public services desks!

 Visible   web resources
What can (or should) libraries be
doing to support healthy sexuality
and sexuality education?
 Materials Selection
 Age appropriateness

 Positive messages

 Comprehensive

 Science-based /         medically accurate
 Community values, or          : Go Ask Dr. Laura!
 Diverse

 Friendly tone,        visually appealing
Source: Levine (2002)
 Sex Ed Collection Development
 Resources
 Levine, A.(2002). Providing Information on Sexuality:
 Librarians Can Help Youth Become Sexually Healthy Adults.
 Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 15 (2), 45-8.

        J.B. (2008) Sex, brains, and video games: a librarian’s
 Pierce,
 guide to teens in the 21st Century. Chicago: ALA Editions.

 RatnerJ. & Huberman, B. (2006). The Librarian's Guide To
 Sex Education Resources: Audiovisual, Print, and Web-based
 Materials for Youth, Parents, and Youth-Serving
 Professionals.

 RMCHealth, Prevention Information Center. (2008). Library
 Resource Guide : Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
 Collaboration for School Libraries
 (in a nutshell)
  Know     your curriculum!
  Attend grade-level      and vertical planning meetings
  Align resources       with curriculum
  Make    technology usable
  In-service training for staff

  Teaming with        Teachers

Source: Morin (2008)
 School/Public Library
 Cooperation Ideas
  Assignment Alert        Program
  Book     Collections/Kits
       Have school texts available on reference or for check out

  Delivery     to Schools (e.g. ILL)
  Library Card      campaigns
  Public    Library visits to schools
  School/Parent-student         visits to library
  …or just     share links or website info!

Source: Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), (n.d.)
Library/Community Cooperation
Resource Guide for   Direct Services
  Identify diverselocal, state, and national
   resources for direct services
  Identify community organizations and groups of
   and for teens.
  Other youth organizations such as youth groups
   and after-school programs
Remember: balanced, balanced, balanced!

Make phone calls, connect, and ask     what
 they do
    Direct Services Examples


   Adolescent sexuality                       harassment and violence

   HIV/AIDS                                   sexual health clinics & services

   sexuality related hotlines                 sexuality and disability

   LGBTQ issues                               sex education

   religion, spirituality, and sexuality      web sites
Questions?

View presentation resources at:
http://preventioncolorado.org/cal2008/
    References
   Alexander, L., & Miselis, S. (2007). Barriers to GLBTQ Collection Development and
    Strategies for Overcoming Them. Young Adult Library Services, 5(3), 43-49. Retrieved
    October 20, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database.

   Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) (n.d.). School/public library
    cooperative programs. Retrieved October 26, 2008 from
    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/initiatives/partnerships/coopacts/schoolplcoop
    progs.cfm.

   Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (2007). Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
    (HECAT). Retrieved October 20, 2008, from
    http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/HECAT/index.htm

   CDC. (2007). Births: Final Data for 2005. National Vital Statistics Reports, 56(6)
    December 5, 2007. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_06.pdf

   Colorado General Assembly. (65th Legislature, 1st sess., 2007). Content standards for
    instruction regarding human sexuality, HB 07-1292. Retrieved October, 20, 2008, from
    http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2007A/csl.nsf/BillFoldersAll?OpenFrameSet

   Flowers, S. (2008). Guidelines for Library Services to Teens. Young Adult Library
    Services, 6(3), 4-7. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from Academic Search Premier
    database.
References, cont.
   Forhan, S. E (2008) Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Bacterial
    Vaginosis among Female Adolescents in the United States: Data from the National
    Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2004. 2008 National STD
    Prevention Conference. Retrieved 10/27/2008 from
    http://cdc.confex.com/cdc/std2008/webprogram/Paper14888.html.

   Hughes-Hassell, S., Hanson-Baldauf, D., & Burke, J. (2008). Urban Teenagers, Health
    Information, and Public Library Web Sites. Young Adult Library Services, 6(4), 35-42.
    Retrieved October 20, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database.

   Morin, M.J. (2008). Moving towards collaboration-one step at a time. School Library
    Media Activities Monthly, 24(8), p 18-19.

   Shupe, A. (2006) Health-related behaviors of Colorado Adolescents: results from the
    Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2005. Retrieved October 26, 2008 from
    http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/pubs/yrbs2006final.pdf

   Smith, K. (2006). The Power of Information: Creating a YA Nonfiction Collection.
    Young Adult Library Services, 5(1), 28-30. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from
    Academic Search Premier database.

   Thrun, M. (2008) Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Colorado Youth.
    Presentation.
Recommended Reading
   Alexander, L., & Miselis, S. (2007, Spring2007). Barriers to GLBTQ Collection
    Development and Strategies for Overcoming Them. Young Adult Library
    Services, 5(3), 43-49. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from Academic Search
    Premier database.

   **Cohen, R. (2008, Spring2008). Sex Education and the American Public Library:
    A Study of Collection Development Reference Services, and Programming for
    Young Adults. Young Adult Library Services, 6(3), 40-45. Retrieved October 20,
    2008, from Academic Search Premier database.

   Hughes-Hassell, S., Hanson-Baldauf, D., & Burke, J. (2008, Summer2008). Urban
    Teenagers, Health Information, and Public Library Web Sites. Young Adult
    Library Services, 6(4), 35-42. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from Academic Search
    Premier database.

   Flowers, S. (2008, Spring2008). Guidelines for Library Services to Teens. Young
    Adult Library Services, 6(ase.3), 4-7. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from
    Academic Search Premier database.

   Smith, K. (2006, Fall2006). The Power of Information: Creating a YA Nonfiction
    Collection. Young Adult Library Services, 5(1), 28-30. Retrieved October 20,
    2008, from Academic Search Premier database.
Recommended Reading Cont.
   **Levine, A. (2002). Providing Information on Sexuality: Librarians Can Help
    Youth Become Sexually Healthy Adults. Journal of Youth Services in Libraries,
    15 (2), 45-8. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from Library Literature and Information
    Full Text database.

   **Pierce, J.B. (2008) Sex, brains, and video games: a librarian’s guide to teens
    in the 21st Century. Chicago: ALA Editions.

   **Ratner J. & Huberman, B. (2006). The Librarian's Guide To Sex Education
    Resources: Audiovisual, Print, and Web-based Materials for Youth, Parents, and
    Youth-Serving Professionals.
    http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/librarians_guide.pdf

   RMC Health. (2008) Healthy Sexuality Curriculum, 4th ed.
    http://www.rmc.org/Training/health_sexuality.html

   **RMC Health, Prevention Information Center. (2008). Library Resource Guide :
    Comprehensive Sexuality Education. http://preventioncolorado.org/guides/

				
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