The Always Changing Program is based on national research and consultation with school nurses, health educators, parents and medical professionals. It has been a trusted resource for over 25 years and has been taught to millions of students nationwide. It is provided as a free educational service to our school.
The Always Changing Program helps both boys and girls:
• Understand the physical and emotional changes they experience during puberty, and acknowledge these
changes as a normal part of growth and development.
• Learn the physiology of their bodies and correct terminology for parts of the reproductive system.
• Understand that personal hygiene is each individual’s responsibility.
While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the United States each year. The resources on this website provide information about the impact of STDs on youth as well as resources for reaching this population.
Talking to our youth about appropriate texting and social media is crucial. The following websites offer great tips to encourage appropriate behavior.