“Be Real. Be Ready.” was developed to address the knowledge deficit left behind after decades of teaching young people abstinence-only sex education. This inclusive and current approach to sex education goes beyond explaining anatomy and reproductive organs. The curriculum challenges students to consider what they want from a healthy relationship, how to assess various levels of risk, what are the most effective measures for birth control, and how to navigate conversations about sex with peers and romantic partners.

“Be Real. Be Ready.” is a comprehensive relationship and sexuality curriculum for high school students. It is:

  • Science-informed
  • Skills-based
  • LGBTQ-inclusive
  • Medically accurate

In addition to increasing students’ knowledge and skills, the curriculum connects students to health services in their community.

The curriculum was created by the Adolescent Health Working Group, SFUSD teachers, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

“Be Real. Be Ready.” Provider Training

Adolescent Health Working Group has partnered with Planned Parenthood Northern California, an author of “Be Real. Be Ready.” to offer a training for providers. The two-day provider training is designed to increase the knowledge, comfort, and skills necessary to facilitate the “Be Real. Be Ready.” sexual health education curriculum. The session reviews the “Be Real. Be Ready.” curriculum and covers topics including sex education policy (California Healthy Youth Act), creating a safe and inclusive classroom, and answering difficult questions. Trainings are available in California and nationwide.

To request a training, please take a moment to complete our request form found here. Once submitted, we will reach out regarding next steps and coordination. For additional questions, please contact us at [email protected].

“Be Real. Be Ready.” Curriculum

The curriculum was created by the Adolescent Health Working Group, SFUSD teachers, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Files
BRBR – Lesson 1 – Introduction and Wellness Center/Clinic Tour
BRBR – Lesson 2 – Communication & Dating
BRBR – Lesson 3 – Human Sexuality
BRBR – Lesson 4 – Sexuality: Sex, Gender, & Orientation
BRBR – Lesson 5 – Sexuality: Influences, Expression, & Our Health (part 1)
BRBR – Lesson 6 – Sexuality: Influences, Expression, & Our Health (part 2)
BRBR – Lesson 7 – Privilege, Oppression, & Being an Ally
BRBR – Lesson 8 – Expect Respect (part 1)
BRBR – Lesson 9 – Healthy Relationship (An Extension or Alternative)
BRBR – Lesson 10 – Expect Respect (part 2)
BRBR – Lesson 11 – Rules, Roles, & Relationships (An Extension or Alternative)
BRBR – Lesson 12 – Anatomy & Physiology (Part 1) – Puberty, Hygiene, & Male Bodies
BRBR – Lesson 13 – Anatomy & Physiology (Part 2) – Female Bodies & Sexual Response
BRBR – Lesson 14 – Menstruation, Conception, Pregnancy, & Birth
BRBR – Lesson 15 – Youth Health Rights
BRBR – Lesson 16 – Birth Control
BRBR – Lesson 17 – Teen Parenting & Awareness
BRBR – Lesson 18 – Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
BRBR – Lesson 19 – Safer Sex: Barriers & Lube
BRBR – Lesson 20 – HIV & AIDS
BRBR – Lesson 21 – Addressing Myths & Stereotypes Regarding People Living with HIV
BRBR – Lesson 22 – Addressing Myths & Stereotypes Regarding People Living with HIV (An Extension or Alternative)
BRBR – Lesson 23 – Online Sexual Health Resources
BRBR – Lesson 24 – Sexual Decision Making
BRBR – Lesson 25 – Human Trafficking
BRBR – Lesson 26 – Sex Trafficking