Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender

by Christine Kalmbach

9th grade students at a California high school are being taught sex education by Planned Parenthood unbeknownst to parents! Planned Parenthood’s devious, back-door methods to get to our children shows up this time at Acalanes High School.

See more on this article from Perry Chiaramonte at Fox News:

Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.

Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a “genderbread” person for lessons in gender identity.

“[Parents] are very concerned,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal organization that is assisting the concerned parents, told FoxNews.com. “Planned Parenthood is not exactly the best when it comes to putting young people first.

“They get more grants from the promiscuity of children,” he added. “The material they have provided was material that mirrored their agenda.”

It was the parents of ninth-graders at Acalanes that started raising questions after their children told them one instructor threw a model of female reproductive organs at one student and that many felt the sessions were pressuring them to have sex.

“Some of the kids were distracted because it was divergent from what they were taught at home,” Dacus said.

Acalanes Union School District officials told the institute the class was not taught by teachers but rather the staff from a local Planned Parenthood in nearby Walnut Creek.

Included in the materials provided to students were documents and worksheets that included a checklist entitled, “Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?” in which the 13 and 14-year-old students are asked questions such as if they have water–based lubricants and condoms and if they could handle a possible infection or pregnancy. Another worksheet reads like a how-to on obtaining consent from a possible sexual partner and offers possible statements like “Do you want to go back to my place?” and “Is it OK if I take my pants off?”

They were also taught about gender identity with the “Genderbread Person,” a play on the name of the holiday cookie, to teach them on how to identify themselves as either, “agender,” “bigender,” and “two spirit” to name a few.

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Have you ever seen something so ridiculous?! How many students think they are “non-gendered” or are attracted to “nobody”?! When you go to the doctor, you check off “male” or “female” on a health form. Why would Planned Parenthood want to confuse students? Because this is another way for them to make money. If they can get students to try sex with whomever, then they can make more money on testing them for Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases and also on birth control and abortions. Planned Parenthood does not care about our children’s emotional and mental well-being, let alone protecting them from physical illness and bad health. Students at the high school were also given worksheets called a “Sex Check”  and “Making Consent Clear“! You will have to see them to believe the audacity of Planned Parenthood! See the rest of the article here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/14/parents-angry-after-school-tells-13-year-olds-can-have-sex-choose-gender/

Heritage Community Services, in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services, presents Evidence-Based Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Training

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By Christine Kalmbach

After an objective review by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Sexual Risk Avoidance abstinence curriculum, Heritage Keepers, has been approved and found effective in delaying sexual initiation among youth. The curriculum is offered by Heritage Community Services located in Charleston, SC.

The rigorous program design involved 2,215 youth in 7-9th grades. Findings showed that those receiving the Heritage Keepers curriculum were significantly less likely to initiate sex than a comparison group at the 12 months follow-up.  The study reports,  “Sexual experience increased from 29.1% to 33.7% for the program participants, and from 29.2% to 43.2% among the comparison group.”

Information about Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education:

  • It is the only A-H consistent abstinence-until-marriage program recognized by the US HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) on their list of the 31 proven-effective evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
  • It has been reviewed by US Office of Population Affairs, Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and approved for medical accuracy.
  • Additionally, in September 2013, the Medical Institute for Sexual Health also reviewed and approved the curriculum for medical accuracy.
  • In September 2013, the National Abstinence Education Association reviewed and approved the curriculum for meeting the federal Title V, Section 510 A-H requirements for abstinence education.
  • The curriculum has been reviewed and approved for being inclusive and non-stigmatizing towards LGBTQ youth.
  • The curriculum has been reviewed and approved for compliance with federal regulations prohibiting support of programs that promote religion or abortion.
  • The curriculum is compliant with the SC Comprehensive Health Education Act and compliant with SC Health Standards

Extensive behavioral studies indicate that a year after Heritage Keepers®, program students initiated sex at a rate 67% lower than well-matched non-program students. This particular study was of 2,215 students in 41 SC schools, and the population of the study was 63% African American. Strong program outcomes have been found across age, gender and race in rural, urban and suburban settings.

“It is important to understand what works in empowering youth to eliminate the risks of teen sexual activity. The National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) is committed to promoting research that can inform this goal. We congratulate Heritage Community Services on their success in impacting the lives and sexual health of youth, “ stated Valerie Huber, Executive Director of  NAEA.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is offering FREE Heritage Services training with your reservation (space is limited).

Tuesday, February 25 through Thursday, February 27, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

Agenda/Topics Covered

Tuesday

Introduction to Evidence-Based Programs, Levels of Intervention, Psychosocial Mediators, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Behavior Change Model, Emotional Intelligence, Hardwired to Connect, Emotional Life of Boys, Social Intelligence, Self Efficacy, Primal Leadership, Biology of Love, Denial-Cultural and Personal, Benefits of Marriage, Impact of Fathers, Monitoring Fidelity, and Evaluation

Wednesday

Curriculum Overview of Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education, Rationale and Predictors of Abstinence, Values and Goals, Dice Game, Anatomy, Birth Video, Sex is Like Fire, Marriage Fireplace, STD Presentation, STD/Pink Water Demonstration, Role-Plays, Love-Lust-Infatuation, Perfect Person to Date vs. Perfect Spouse, SAFE Plan, Imagine Your Wedding, Commitment Cards 

Thursday
Application of theory and methodology to the curriculum

Who should attend?

Public and private school educators, youth leaders, community agencies that serve youth, youth and family  counselors, health providers and advocates, parent leaders, and those in related fields.
Seating is Limited!

Georgetown ISD: SIECUS and TFN’s Next Target?

Looks like Georgetown ISD is next –

4/10/2013 Wednesday Update in the Williamson County Sun posted –

“Major changes could be in store for Georgetown ISD’s sex education program, a member of a citizens committee tasked with reviewing the curriculum said this week. Former Mayor MaryEllen Kersch, who sits on the committee, said the increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases in Georgetown from 2007 to 2011 shows that public schools are failing to properly educate teenagers about safe sex. The number of cases of Chlamydia and gonorrhea in the city’s two largest zip codes jumped during that period from 112 to 174, according to data provided to the citizens committee. Officials said that increase cannot be attributed to population growth alone.”

Georgetown ISD currently uses Scott & White’s Worth the Wait Curriculum in the Middle Schools.  The 6th graders receive the age appropriate version in their PE classes while 7th and 8th graders receive the instruction in Science.  All instruction is done by Georgetown ISD teachers and coaches.

The accusations that are being made against the current curriculum follows the pattern of many Districts in Texas as the Texas Freedom Network’s SHAC Initiative is being executed to ‘advocate change for sex ed’ in Texas.  The concerns also follow the SIECUS Community Action Toolkit recommendations.

Most likely discussions in the Georgetown ISD SHAC have resembled some or all of the following:

  • requirements of ‘evidence-based’ curriculum,
  • demands of discussions on comprehensive sex education,
  • declarations that the current curriculum is medically inaccurate and full of factual errors, and
  • accusations that the current curriculum and any abstinence based curriculum are fear and shame based.

The Texas Freedom Network is also working very diligently to make sure that SB 521 and HB 1057 do not pass.  These bills prohibit abortion providers or affiliates from providing instruction and materials in Texas schools.  A few of the curricula that are proposed as solutions MUST have relationships with abortion providers!

 

 

Spring Branch ISD: Good Luck with that Zero Tolerance Philosophy

For the School Year 2012-2013, Spring Branch ISD implemented It’s Your Game as its Middle School Human Sexuality Curriculum and Reducing the Risk in the High Schools.  (Memorial Middle School is the only school in the District that requires an Opt-In for the Program.)

Parent Letters state “The district’s philosophy regarding substance abuse, violence, and pre-marital sexual activity is ‘Zero Tolerance.'”

With an 8th Grade Condom Step Game in It’s Your Game, how do Spring Branch ISD Parents seriously expect Students to live up to that Zero Tolerance Philosophy?  Good thing it isn’t a Policy.

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IYG Flyer, Parent Letter (page 4-5) and SHAC Minutes including Presentations

Carroll ISD’s Experiment with Big Decisions

Katherine Bennett, from Carroll ISD SHAC, testified AGAINST HB 1057 on Tuesday, 4/2/2103.  (Video: 10:16:38)  HB 1057 would ban abortion providers and their affiliates from sex education instruction or materials in Texas public schools.

She explained the Carroll ISD choice to use  Big Decisions for their Human Sexuality Curriculum.  After she testified, she was asked if the curriculum that they were using was affiliated with an abortion provider.  Her answer was ‘I have no idea’.  Why did she drive down from Southlake and wait over ten hours to testify against a bill that prohibits abortion providers and affiliates from schools?

Carroll ISD’s Health webpage has a Presentation that was given to the Parents and a Parent Letter.  On page 12 of the Parent Presentation, Abstinence, Oral, and Condom Use are listed as Contraception.

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Big Decisions is the same curriculum for every age group.  The Texas Education Code requires the SHAC to recommend ‘appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction.’
Big Decisions was written by Dr. Janet Realini and is available for free online.  Dr. Realini, the President of Healthy Futures Texas,  testified AGAINST Senate 521 and argued specifically against the Opt-In portion of the bill.
She registered to testify AGAINST House Bill 1057 but was not available when her name was called.  The committee did not hear testimony on this bill until after 11pm.  Representative Leach introduced the bill without the Opt-In.  It is unclear as to whether Dr. Realini left at that time or earlier.
Healthy Futures Texas is ‘dedicated to reducing teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas’ with very little mention of STD prevention.  The R U Ready cards posted on the Programs page list four clinics.  Two of them are Planned Parenthood centers, Las Palmas and Ashby.
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