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Tip Sheet: What’s going on in the classroom? Assessing the Implementation of Sexuality Education

Date: February 3, 2015

If your aim is to improve the quality of sexuality education in schools, one of your top priorities is likely to be to provide a high quality curriculum or set of lesson plans. You’ll also want to know how the lessons are being implemented in the classroom. This resource provides tips for assessing the implementation…

Citation: Sedivy, Valerie. (2015). What’s going on in the classroom? Tips for assessing the implementation of sexuality education. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs)

Date: November 14, 2016

A school health advisory committee (SHAC) is any group that advises on school health. SHACs might go by other names, such as “school health teams” or “wellness councils.” Often based at the district level (though sometimes at the school or state levels), these committees are not part of the administrative structure and have no legal…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Sedivy, V (2016). Tip sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

Date: October 14, 2014

The Social-Ecological Health Promotion Model & Social Determinants of Health This two-page resource provides a brief overview of the interrelated spheres of health (individual, relationship, community, and society) in the Social-Ecological Health Promotion Frame and the Social Determinants of Health that influence individual behavior and health outcomes. Healthy Teen Network promotes the social-ecological health promotion…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Youth 360°. How & where healthy youth live, learn, & play: The social-ecological health promotion model & social determinants of health. Baltimore, Maryland: Banikya-Leaseburg, M., Desiderio, G., Garrido-Fishbein, M. & Martínez-García, G.
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Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC)

Date: February 6, 2007

The Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC) gives communities the tools they need to select and implement the most effective pregnancy and STD/STI prevention programs for youth. The TAC is designed to help practitioners assess whether curriculum-based programs have incorporated the common characteristics of effective programs. Knowing which…

Citation: Kirby, D, Rolleri, L & Wilson, MM. (2007). Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs. Washington, DC: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tool: Instructor Competency Assessment

Date: November 19, 2014

The Instructor Competency Assessment Tool is a needs-assessment instrument designed to help you plan professional development (PD) for instructors teaching sexuality education.  The tool summarizes key competencies instructors need, and asks them to rate their comfort and capability within each competency. Click here to download the tool in Word format so that you can modify it…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Instructor Competency Assessment Tool. Baltimore: Author.
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Tool: Instructor Interview

Date: May 20, 2015

This tool is designed to help you learn more about sexuality education implementation in the classroom by conducting interviews with instructors. It is designed to be administered at any time after instructors have implemented a set of lessons. (Related resource: What’s Going on in the Classroom?)

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Instructor Interview Tool. Baltimore: Author.
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Tool: Instructor Observation

Date: May 20, 2015

This tool provides examples of skills instructors need to deliver sexual health education effectively, as described in the National Teacher Preparation Standards. (Related resource: What’s Going on in the Classroom?)

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Instructor Observation Tool. Baltimore: Author.
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Tool: Program Fit

Date: July 10, 2012

Fit refers to how well the program matches, or is appropriate for, the community, organization, stakeholders, and potential participants (i.e., youth). This tool supports assessing programs for fit. Read more about fit in the Evidence-Based Resource Center.

Citation: Desiderio, G. & Garrido-Fishbein, M. (2012). Tool: Program Fit Checklist. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Volt Postcard for Parents and Caring Adults

Date: October 13, 2015

Volt product promotional materials (poster and postcard for parents and adult caregivers) are designed draw adolescent and young adult men, parents, caring adults, and health educators to the project’s products and services at www.TakeChargeVolt.com. Download the postcard (below) and the poster to print your own copies for dissemination. Postcards are designed to print 2 cards…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Are the young people in your life asking queations about their health that you don't feel prepared to answer? Baltimore: Author.
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Volt: Generate My Healthy Future Plan

Date: October 13, 2015

Generate My Healthy Future Plan is a suite of resources for adolescent and young adult men (AYAM) to uncover the health and well-being matters of greatest interest to them and then point them to resources for health information and services. Go to www.TakeChargeVolt.com for more information. Generate My Healthy Future Plan includes: Generate My Healthy…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2015). Generate my healthy future plan. Baltimore: Author.
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