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1 Teaching Family Policy, From High School to Grad School to Cyber School College Classroom Karen Bogenschneider and Kristy Burkholder, University of Wisconsin Writing Enriched Curriculum and the Theory of Paradox Beth Magistad, University of Minnesota Web-based Instruction Cassandra Kirkland, Mississippi State Legal and Logistical in online classes Nancy Heath, American Public University

2 How Education on Family Policy Begins at the High School Level Marilyn Flick

3 From the final lecture in Human Sexuality How to have a happy, healthy sex life all your life By the Sex Fairy

4 Where The NCFR connection to high school teaching

5 Family Policy issues that relate to a high school FLE curriculum Divorce law Blended families Child Support Family Violence Teen Pregnancy Abortion Adoption Gender Issues Marriage laws Access to sex education Access to contraception

6 Speakers Question Box Class Discussion Family Policy Lessons on Family Policy

7 Human Sexuality syllabus (simplified) September Introduction & background-yours & the course Sex is more than body parts Body image and self-esteem Family influence and values Who is in control? September 23- Males & Females & their body parts October Male and female roles What does the opposite sex think? Slang & vocabulary Sex Knowledge Inventory Myths Communication Question Box STD Project due October 17 & 18 October Relationships Why we start relationships Love? Pursuit of happiness Will the relationship last or end ISSUES IN SEXUALITY - speakers October 28- Unintended Pregnancy Abortion November 14 Sexual orientation Adoption BSE/TSE Dealing with Dating Violence November 18 Pregnancy & Birth -- Empathy belly December 4 Contraceptive choices (Birth control) Sex in a committed relationship

8 From the vocabulary words on desktops as students arrive, creating a new seating chart Sodomy Unnatural sex acts with humans or animals

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10 From the Question Box If a 16 year old female consented to her 18 year old boyfriend and they had sex, could the female s parents charge the male with statutory rape?

11 HUMAN SEXUALITY/ FAMILY LIFE SPEAKER LIST fall 2013 DATE ORGANIZATION TOPIC 10/18 Sam Wartenbee, testicular cancer survivor BSE & TSE Debbie Goodman, NEHS clinic nurse 10/28 Planned Parenthood Jody McCurry Reproductive Rights 10/30 Open Adoption Jan Jamison & guest Adoption 10/31 Oregon Right to Life Pro-Life Pregnancy Kristy McIntyre 11/5 Sexual Assault Support Services Raquel (Rocky) Aufderheide Sexual Assault 11/6 or 7 PFLAG (Parents,Family&Friends) Rosemary Gray & panel Being Supportive of LBGTQ friends & family TBA Teen parent panel Choosing to parent

12 From the file marked Laws

13 Family Policy -A high school lesson plan Pretest Brainstorm policies that might exist in a mutually supportive environment for positive teen sexuality Readings and research on current state laws in the United States Cooperative Learning Groups reflect on the purpose of current laws, consequences, and possible changes Report to the whole group Determine the answers to the pretest

14 Laws Regarding Sexuality Pretest 1. If a woman is married and pregnant, her husband must give permission in order for her to obtain an abortion. 2. A 14 year old cannot receive treatment for a sexually transmitted disease unless his/her parent(s) are informed. 3. Funding is available through the state for lowincome women to help with whichever pregnancy option the woman chooses. 4. A female minor can get a prescription for birth control without her parents knowledge.

15 Pre test continued 5. If an 18 year old female had sex with a 13 year old male, his parents may charge her with statutory rape. 6. When a couple is married, one can force sex on the other at any time. 7. No one can be forced to get married; both parties must consent. 8. To assist/aid people who cannot afford birth control, funding for reproductive health care is available from state and Federal sources. 9. When a guy discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant, he can avoid financial responsibility by moving to another state.

16 Mutually Supportive Policies positive teen sexuality Comprehensive sex ed mandated MS & HS Ticket people who do not have a condom No sex until after high school Age of consent should go both ways Teens must be tested before any sexual activity Cancel support for abstinence only programs Regulate age of consent across the US No age requirement to buy condoms

17 Resources on laws regarding sexuality State Policies in Brief: Minors' Access to Contraceptive Services Statutory Rape: The Age of Consent Legal age of consent Female Sexuality issues for teens in the states

18 Cooperative learning groups What should the law be with regard to: access to education? patient confidentiality? birth control for minors? minimum age for STD diagnosis and treatment? Who has rights to choose pregnancy outcomes? State funding for abortions requested by lowincome females? Father s rights and responsibilities in adoption decisions?

19 After reading the current law: Do you agree with the current law? In your opinion, what is the major goal or purpose of this law? Describe your concerns or objections to this law. List at least 3 consequences of the law: Who is affected? Is the consequence positive or negative? If you had the power, would you eliminate or change this law? Why? How? Who might benefit?

20 Reports from groups access to education? No problem with OR comprehensive sex ed requirement law. Would HS students in other states (like Texas or Florida) say the same? birth control for minors? There should be an age restriction minimum age for STD diagnosis and treatment? There should be none but who will pay for this? Who has rights to choose pregnancy outcomes? Anyone but it must be an informed decision (like in this class) State funding for abortions requested by low-income females? Tax payers have to pay even if it violates their values Father s rights and responsibilities in adoption decisions? Must consider in detail the financial support of the child

21 From the final lecture in Human Sexuality How to have a happy, healthy sex life all your life By the Sex Fairy

22 Sex in the States, Sex, etc., Rutgers University, https://sexetc.org/states/oregon/ State Policies in Brief: Minors Access to Contraceptive Services, Guttmacher Insititue, October 1, Minimum Legal Age of Consent Female, Clarke, Peter. Statutory Rape: The Age of Consent.Legal Match. October 2, Green, Sharon and Leonard, Tara. Men, Babies & the Law: 15 Things You Should Know, Journeyworks Publishing, Brederhoft, David. Sexuality and the Law. NCFR presentation, (year unknown). Adapted from Bogen, I. & Guth, J. (1979) Small groups in human sexuality classes counselking. Unpublished manuscript. Sexual Offenses ORS (Oregon Revised Statutes) Reis, Elizabeth. F.L.A.S.H Lesson 16 Lays and Regulations Planned Parenthood of Seattle- King County Yahnke, S & Mallett, D. (1993). Balancing Family and Work, Home Economics Education Association.

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