In this section:
- Connecticut governmental agencies
- Federal agencies
- Teacher resources
- Parent/family resources
- Research data
- General resources
This resource list reflects only a sample of existing resources that are available to support the implementation of sexual health education programs. Each local school district is expected to select medically accurate and developmentally appropriate resources that reflect the needs of their local communities.
Connecticut governmental agencies
Department of Education (CSDE)
Department of Public Health (DPH)
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
Department of Social Services (DSS)
University of Connecticut Health Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
Division of Viral Hepatitis Prevention
National Institute of Health
Office on Women’s Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). SexEd Library.
SIECUS. Filling the Gaps: Hard to Teach Topics in Sexuality Education, by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.
The Center for Family Life Education. Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc.
Resources for Sex Education
Sex Ed 101: A Collection of Sex Education Lesson Plans, by Bill Taverner
Positive Images: Teaching Abstinence, Contraception and Sexual Health, Third Edition, by Peggy Brick and Bill Taverner
Making Sense of Abstinence: Lessons for Comprehensive Sex Education, by Bill Taverner and Sue Montfort
New Methods of Puberty Education, by Carolyn Cooperman and Chuck Rhoades
Healthy Foundations – Teacher’s book: Responding to young children’s questions and behaviors regarding sexuality, by Sue Montfort, Peggy Brick and N. Blume.
Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education, Serving youth and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Positive Choices Curricula .
Other Teacher Resources
Teaching About Sexuality and HIV, (1996). Hedgepeth,
E. and Helmich, J. New York University Press, New York. ISBN # 0-814-3515-0. Provides principles and methods for teaching about sexuality and HIV.
Families are Talking - A SIECUS Newsletter Series for Parents and Caregivers available in English and Spanish
Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities. An Instructional Manual for Parents or Caregivers of and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Sexuality Across the Lifespan.
American School Health Association (ASHA). Introductory Guide to Advocacy: Working to Improve Advocacy for School Health Education and Services .
American School Health Association (ASHA).
Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities, A Guide to Community-School Health Councils
(2003). Published by American Cancer Society, Iowa Department of Public Health, American School Health Association,
American Academy of Pediatrics, and National Center for Health Education.
American School Health Association (ASHA). Strategies for Change: A Field Guide to Social Marketing for School Health Professionals .
American Psychological Association.
Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation & Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators & School Personnel
California Healthy Kids Resource Center
Casparian, E.M., & Goldfarb, E.S. (2000 ). Our whole lives: Sexuality education for grades 4-6. Boston, MA: Unitarian Universalist Association.
Chrisman, K., & Couchenour, D. (2002). Healthy sexuality development: A guide for early childhood educators and families. Washington, DC. National Association for the Education of Young Children. National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Healthy Teen Network & ETR Associates. Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC) .
Mayle, P. (1977, 1995). Where did I come from? Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group. (Two editions: African American, Caucasian.)
Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV, & Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexuality Education Within Comprehensive School Health Education, 2nd Edition . American School Health Organization, 2003. Kent, Ohio.
Sprung, B. (1999). Our whole lives: Sexuality education for grades K-1. Boston, MA: Unitarian Universalist Association.
Teach & Talk: When Sex is the Subject , by Pamela Wilson, Marcia Quackenbush, and Bill Kane, 2001, published by ETR Associates.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Making the List