Sex Education Resources
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Lesson Plans & Curriculum Development
Advocates for Youth is a national organization that provides resources for professionals on adolescent reproductive and sexual health; the Sex Ed Center has lesson plans, curricula, national standards, and information on state legislation.
Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.
Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) Curriculum
FLASH is a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum for grades 4-12. FLASH offers lessons for Special Education.
Maine Family Planning Vimeo Channel
Maine Family Planning’s Vimeo Channel is home to an assortment of educational films made by Maine teens for Maine teens. Two Seconds, a film produced by Maine teens in partnership with Maine Family Planning and Project AWARE, is featured in Best Practices in STD/HIV and Pregnancy Prevention.
This site is a project of educators and health professionals in Alberta, Canada, and provides lesson plans and resources for grades 4-12, including resources for answering student questions and interactive digital tools. Teaching Sexual Health provides lesson plans for students with differing abilities.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS, Sex Ed for Social Change, is a national organization that advocates for the right of all people to have accurate information, comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual health services.
Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC delivers the latest research findings on a wide range of sexual health topics.
Power to Decide, formerly the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, provides trusted, high-quality, accurate information—backed by research—on sexual health and contraceptive methods so young people can make informed decisions.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educator Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN works to ensure that every student, in every school, is valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Equality Maine works to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Maine, and maintains a directory of LGBTQ organizations around the state.
Maine TransNet provides support and resources for the transgender community, families, and significant others, and offers trainings about the varied forms of gender identity and expression.
Out Maine works to serve LGBTQ youth and their allies in rural Maine, and provides educational trainings for schools, teachers, and parents.
Sexual Violence Prevention
Love is Respect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA)
The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault is organized to end sexual violence in Maine and to support high quality sexual violence prevention and response within Maine communities.
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV)
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is comprised of nine local domestic violence resource centers, which provide 24-hour services to people impacted by abuse in all corners of our state. Education and trainings are provided within schools and community settings.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Teen Pocket Guide to Sexual Health Care in Maine (pdf)
This resource was created by MFP to answer common questions teens ask about how to access sexual and reproductive healthcare services in Maine.
Minors’ Rights: A Guide to Confidential Health Care in Maine (pdf)
This resource was created by MFP to help teens and the adults in their lives understand what sexual and reproductive health resources are available to them here in Maine.
Amaze provides videos for young people, ages 10 to 14, about sex, relationships, and their bodies.
KidsHealth is a reliable, medically-accurate source of health information for students. There are separate pages for kids, teens, parents, and educators.
Scarleteen is an independent sexuality and relationships support network designed for young people, ages 15-25. Scarleteen provides medically accurate, honest information about issues related to sexual health.
Sex, etc. is a website dedicated to providing youth with accurate, honest information about sexual health. The website, published by Answer, is written for teens by teens.
Stay Teen provides informational resources and community activities to help prevent teen and unintended pregnancy, including a birth control method explorer. Sponsored by Power to Decide, the Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy.
Supporting Youth in Care
Working with Youth in Care Toolkit (pdf)
Young people in out of home care have the right to access sexual health related information, education, and services. This Toolkit provides adults with information, resources, tips, and conversation starters so they can help youth navigate their reproductive and sexual health needs. Topics include: minors’ rights to accessing services, healthy relationships, birth control and pregnancy prevention, pregnant and parenting youth, sexually transmitted infections, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Toolkit for Youth Experiencing Homelessness (pdf)
This adapted version of the Toolkit is specific to youth experiencing homelessness or living in out-of-home placement and is a collaboration between Maine Family Planning and New Beginnings.
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