Sexuality Education Providers: Working With Your Community

Approaches to Advocating for Sex Education in Your Community

Hot Potatoes Hot Potatoes: Keeping Cool in the Midst of Controversy , from Advocates for Youth. Helps professionals address conflict and controversy when it comes to issues of teens and sexuality.

Curriculum Controversy Curriculum Controversy: Lessons from the Field , from Advocates for Youth. Offers dos and don'ts to help you effectively advocate for comprehensive sex education and successfully navigate potential controversy.

Managing Controversy Managing Controversy in Pressure Cooker Situations , from Advocates for Youth. Includes how to handle public hearings, requests to consider alternative material, a difficult board member, and others.

Resources to Share with Community Leaders

What the Research Says What the Research Says. . .Comprehensive Sex Education , from SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), presents research showing the strong effectiveness of comprehensive sex education programs.

Fast Facts Fast Facts: Comprehensive Sexuality Education , from Healthy Teen Network presents facts about comprehensive sex education in an easy to read fact sheet format.

Girl Talk Girl Talk: What High School Senior Girls Have to Say About Sex, Love, and Relationships , from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Seventeen Magazine.

With One Voice With One Voice, 2010: America's Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen Pregnancy , from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

What Missouri Law says about Sex Education:

Statute 170 MO Rev. Stat. 170.015

Statute 191 MO Rev. Stat. 191.668