Public Child Welfare Training Academy Presents
Sexual Health Conversations
November 10, 2016
San Diego, CA
In response legislation establishing foster youths rights to access age-appropriate, medically accurate sexual health information The San Diego Child Welfare Training Academy has invited The Harvey Institute to present their “Sexual Health Conversations” curriculum.
The Harvey Institute hypothesizes that current rates of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and non-consensual or exploitive sexual circumstances will change when San Diego County Child Welfare employees integrate sexual health conversation skills within existing Foster Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy.
The curriculum emphasizes the importance of child welfare professionals suspending their judgments and using accurate sexual language while integrating six principles of sexual health when speaking with youth, parents and caregivers.