Saturday, December 12, 2015

CDC reports The School Health Profiles

When it comes to sexual education, American schools are failing.
The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. Profiles monitors the current status of
  • School health education requirements and content 
  • Physical education and physical activity 
  • Practices related to bullying and sexual harassment 
  • School health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition 
  • School-based health services 
  • Family engagement and community involvement 
  • School health coordination

Fewer than one-fifth of middle schools — and half of high schools — are teaching all of the sex education topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new study reveals.
The CDC report found that, for every age group, the least likely topics to be taught were how to get and use condoms.
resume: too little, too late

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