Long gone are abstinence programs which some might call “morality-based.”

The science-driven evolution to Sexual Risk Avoidance education is now a well-documented and important focus for the federal government & the Department of Health and Social Services and:

  • Uses medically accurate information
  • Implements an outcomes-evaluated approach
  • Teaches the benefits associated with self-regulation; success sequencing for poverty prevention; developing and maintaining healthy relationships; goal setting; and resisting sexual coercion; dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use – all without normalizing teen sexual activity
  • Is grounded in widely accepted theories such as the social cognitive theory, the theory of reasoned action, and the theory of planned behavior