Culturally Sensitive Best Practices for Sex Education Programs
D'Santiago, Verenice, Hund, Alycia M., National Association of School Psychologists. Communique
Learning about sexuality is a lifelong process that begins in childhood and continues through the lifespan (NASP, 2003). Through family and peer interactions andmedia sources,youthlearn about sexuality and relationships, and develop their own values. The learning process and trajectory, however, may differ among youth from diverse cultures. In fact, differences in cultural values, identity, and experience as a minority person and unequal access to resources can influence sexual values and behavior, perhaps leading to increased risk of negative consequences of sexual behavior. Across ethnic and racial groups, there are a variety of important risk and protective factors related to sexual …
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Publication information: Article title: Culturally Sensitive Best Practices for Sex Education Programs. Contributors: D'Santiago, Verenice - Author, Hund, Alycia M. - Author. Magazine title: National Association of School Psychologists. Communique. Volume: 40. Issue: 6 Publication date: March/April 2012. Page number: 18+. © National Association of School Psychologists Oct 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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