Tip Sheet: How to Implement a Goal-Setting Sexual Health Promotion Curriculum in a Virtual Setting
Valerie Martinez and Bianca Faccio authored this tip sheet, which is based on findings and content from the following brief: Parekh, J., McClay, A., Faccio, B., Gates, C., Garcia, J., Coryell, A., & Manlove, J. (2021). Adapting an In-person Sexual Health Program for a Virtual Setting. Child Trends. Available here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need to tailor many social programs—including sexual health programs for adolescents—to be implemented in virtual settings. Even in 2022, many schools are pivoting back and forth between in-person and virtual classes. Child Trends and its implementation partners at Identity, Inc gained experience with virtually implementing the El Camino goal-setting sexual health promotion curriculum in high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Given the uncertainty of the post-pandemic world, it is important that facilitators and administrators of sexual health promotion curricula have the flexibility for virtual implementation to ensure that youth receive the education they need to promote their sexual health. While Child Trends previously published lessons learned from adapting the program and implementing it virtually, this tip sheet presents those lessons in an easy-to-use table format to allow program facilitators and implementation staff to easily access information while implementing a sexual health promotion curriculum.