The ACLU of Southern California works with parents and community members to ensure that the sex education provided in your local schools is medically accurate and in compliance with California law. On this page are some of the materials we have developed to help you understand the law and advocate for better sex education in your schools.

If you have concerns about the sex education that is being taught in your schools, let us know.

Sex education downloads

Below are links to downloadable materials for use by parents, teachers, administrators, and advocates to ensure effective implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act, which took effect in January 2016 (California Education Code sections 51930-51939).

General materials

Materials for parents & advocates

Materials for teachers & administrators

Other Valuable Resources

Bay Area Communities for Health Education promotes the teaching of comprehensive sex education in California.

  • Download the toolkit
  • Watch a video of California parents explaining why comprehensive sexual health education is important.

Forward Together has resources for engaging Asian and Pacific Islander communities in dialogue and action around comprehensive sexual health education.

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice has materials to use in advocating for improved sex education with the Latina/o community.

GSA Network has clubs in many schools, and is a great organization for connecting with LGBTQ students who are committed to CHYA.

SIECUSAdvocates for Youth, and Planned Parenthood have materials on the value of sex education and how to establish good parent-child communication about sexual topics. Your local Planned Parenthood affiliate can also be a valuable resource. Find the affiliates in California here.

More Information

To learn more about our work on sex education, please visit Your Health, Your Rights and our page on reproductive rights and gender equity.


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