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comprehensive Sexual health education

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

Health Squad provides free comprehensive sexual health education to schools and community groups around the Chicago area. The goal of these lessons is to increase individuals understanding, knowledge, and self-efficacy to make healthy decisions and to reduce risky behaviors. By providing education and increasing an individual's ability to make healthy decisions, we can  reduce their chances of contracting a STD, including HIV.


All health education and promotion services provided by Health Squad's are:

  • Evidence-based
  • Age and developmentally appropriate 
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Follow the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES)
  • Follow the National Health Education Standards
  • Are LGBTQ inclusive 
  • Provide safe & supportive environments for ALL students


What topics are covered in comprehensive sexual health education?

The essential minimum content and skills for sexuality education, based on the National Sexuality Education Standards include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: provides a foundation for understanding basic human functioning
  • Puberty and Adolescent Development: address a pivotal milestone for every person that has an impact on physical, social and emotional development
  • Identity: address several fundamental aspects of people's understanding of who they are
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction: address information about how pregnancy happens and decision-making to avoid a pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV: provides both content and skills for understanding and avoiding STIs and HIV, including how STIs are transmitted, signs and symptoms and testing and treatment
  • Healthy Relationships: offers guidance to students on how to successfully navigate changing relationships among family, peers and partners. Special emphasis is given to the increasing use and impact of technology within relationships
  • Personal Safety: emphasizes the need for growing awareness, creating and maintenance of safe school environments for all students

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Adult trainings

Parent/Guardian Sexual Health Workshop

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Intended for the parents/guardians of students participating in our comprehensive sexual health education programming. This programs parallels our student programming to provide parents/guardians with supplemental education on topics covered in school with their students as well as best practices with answering "tough" student questions at home

Safe & Supportive Environments

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Interested in becoming a LGBTQ+ informed educator? This training will help inform you on how to provide safe and supportive environments to LGBTQ+ students.

The "Talk"

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Don't know how to have "the talk" with your youth?  Health Squad can help you  prep for the conversation by giving you some tips and tricks to make it through!