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Using Outside Speakers to Provide Sex Education

Administrators, teachers, and school staff may sometimes find that an outside speaker is well-suited to deliver sex education to their students. This approach, however, is not without its own considerations and potential pitfalls. Speakers need to follow district policy, use best practices, impart medically accurate age and developmentally-appropriate information, and build skills of students to protect their health and safeguard their futures.

This toolkit will help sex education educators and school district administrators determine:

  • What sex education best prepares students to make informed decisions about their sexual health over their lifetimes
  • Who should provide that sex education
  • How to select and vet outside speakers: what to look for, and what to avoid
  • How to work with outside speakers and ensure adherence to state and local laws and guidelines.

Download the toolkit.