The Virginia HIV/STDs Resources Review
The Virginia HIV/STDs
Resources Review Panel meets quarterly to review
materials for potential use in Virginia schools and for inclusion in
the VCHETRC Resources Database. The Panel focusing on
reviewing visual, audio, and print materials related to HIV/STDs
prevention, Family life Education, teen pregnancy prevention.
As time permits, the Panel also reviews resources related to
other comprehensive health education topics (such as sexual
harassment, abuse, and assault; parent-child communication;
tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use prevention; suicide and
other violence prevention; self-mutilation; health promotion;
nutritional practices and prevention of obesity).
The Panel critiques and edits
selected documents developed by the Virginia Department of
Education. Samples of reviewed documents include the
HIV Prevention Education Curriculum Guide, model lessons for
preventing HIV, STDs, and teen pregnancy across curriculum, Family Life Education
(FLE) Guidelines and Standards of Learning, A Model Survey:
Healthy Schools Makes Sense...assessment tool, 14 FLE staff
development training modules, guidelines for local school health
advisory boards, annual summary reports of local school health
advisory boards self-assessment, and other survey reports such
as the School Health Profile Report. Copies of these and
other documents may be viewed by clicking on the Publications
and Resources link of this website.
The HIV/STDs Resources
Review Panel provides guidance to the Virginia Department of
Education in developing strategies to address staff development
and programmatic needs of school staff members, parents, and
community organizations and groups involved in coordinated
school health programming and in Family Life Education.
to view a list of the reviewed materials.