Rebecca King WVDE-Office of Healthy Schools Coordinator

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Rebecca King
WVDE-Office of Healthy Schools
Coordinator
 W.V.
State Code and
WVBE Rules
 Health and Counseling
Services
 YRBS
 Required
Courses of Instructionrequires health education in grades six
through twelve to educate on the prevention,
transmission and spread of acquired immune
deficiency syndrome and other sexually
transmitted diseases. Allows for parents and
guardians to examine the course curriculum
requirements and materials. The parent or
guardian may exempt the child from
participation in such instruction in giving
written notice to the school principle.
 Requires AIDS
in-service training programs
for all school personnel with encouraged
attendance of parents.

Policy 2423-Communicable Disease

Requires instruction on the principle modes by which
communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome (AIDS) are prevented, spread and transmitted
shall be taught to students as outlined in 126CSR44E West
Virginia Board of Education Policy 2520.5, Health Content
Standards and Objectives. An opportunity shall be afforded
to the parent or guardian of a child subject to instruction in
the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV/AIDS and
other sexually transmitted diseases to examine the course
curriculum requirements and materials to be used in such
instruction. The parent or guardian may exempt such child
from participation in such instruction by giving notice to that
effect in writing to the school principal as set forth in W. Va.
Code §18-2-9.
 Policy

2423-Communicable Disease
An educational in-service on the prevention,
transmission and treatment of current communicable
diseases shall include, but not limited to, human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune
deficiency syndrome (AIDS), shall be provided to all
school personnel every two years by the county boards
of education, as specified in W. Va. Code §18-2-9 and
§l8- 5-l5d.

Health Content Standards and Objectives for
Grades 5-12

This policy defines the content standards
(or instructional goals) and objectives for the
program of study required by Policy 2510 in
health.
A major focus has been given to what the Center
for Disease Control recognizes as adolescent risk
behaviors (tobacco use, dietary patterns
contributing to disease, sedentary lifestyle, sexual
behaviors that result in HIV infection/other
STDs and unintended pregnancy, alcohol and other
drug use, and behaviors that result in intentional
and unintentional injury).
Standard 1:
Standard 2:
Standard 3:
Standard 4:
Standard 5:
Standard 6:
Standard 7:
Standard 8:
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Culture, Media, and Technology
Health Information and Services
Communication
Decision Making
Goal Setting
Health Behaviors
Advocacy
All WVDE adopted
textbooks met the
criteria to include
HIV/AIDS and STDs.
 Established
in 1990 to monitor priority health
risk behaviors that contribute to the leading
causes of death, disability, and social problems
among youth and adults in the United States.
 These
behaviors include:
•
Tobacco use.
•
Unhealthy dietary behaviors.
•
Inadequate physical activity.
•
Alcohol and other drug use.
•
Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and
sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection.
•
Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence.

The YRBS was designed to:
•
•
Determine the prevalence of health risk behaviors.
Assess whether health risk behaviors increase, decrease, or
stay the same over time.
•
Examine the co-occurrence of health risk behaviors.
•
Provide comparable national, state, and local data.
•
Provide comparable data among subpopulations of youth.
Monitor progress toward achieving the Healthy People 2010
objectives and other program indicators.
•
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AND SEXUALITY EDUCATION

The percentage of students who had sexual intercourse for the first
time before age 13 decreased from 7.3% in 2003 and 2005 to 6.0% in
2009.

The percentage of students who have ever had sexual intercourse
increased from 52.0% in 2003 to 54.1% in 2009.

Students who had sexual intercourse with four or more people during
their life decreased from 16.5% in 2003 to 14.8% in 2005, and then
increased to 15.5% in 2009.

Of the students who had sexual intercourse during the past three
months, the percentage who drank alcohol or used drugs before last
sexual intercourse decreased from 24.6% in 2003 to 20.7% in 2005,
and then increased to 22.3% in 2009.

Among the students who had sexual intercourse during the past
three months, the percentage who used birth control pills
decreased from 24.6% in 2003 to 24.0 in 2005, and then
increased to 23.1% in 2009.

The percentage of students who say they have ever been taught
in school about AIDS or HIV increased from 88.9% in 2003 to
89.6%, and then decreased to 86.3% in 2009.

The percentage among sexually active adolescent who had sexual
intercourse during the past three months who used a condom
during the last sexual intercourse was 64.7% in 2003 and then
decreased significantly to 54.4% in 2009.
2008-09
Growth and Development
High School Average Score - 71%
To
view the HEAP scores in your
schools, go to
http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main/HEAP.htm
 Basic
counseling for questions
 Encouragement to speak with parents
 Provide valid resources and referrals
WV PIN
(West Virginia Prevention Information Network)
http://www.wvpin.net/
Informing
Parents
Pregnancy Test
Transportation to
Family Planning
Clinics
Peer Education
EBIs
??????
Rebecca King
(304) 558-8830
[email protected]
http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main/
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