What are SHACs, and how do they impact sex ed in Texas schools?

When it comes to Texas schools most communities don’t struggle to name the head football coach or the athletic director. It’s understandable – sports are an important topic when it comes to Texas communities. But school leaders or community leaders oftentimes struggle to name who is leading the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) of their local school district. Who leads… Read the rest
Abstinence-Plus Sex Education Texas Voters SBOE

Announcement: Texas Voters Support Abstinence-Plus Sex Education in Schools A New Bipartisan Poll Shows

NEWS PROVIDED BY Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Jun 17, 2020, 10:00 ET AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A large majority of Texas voters across the political spectrum support abstinence-plus, medically-accurate, and age-appropriate sexual health education in schools, according to a new poll released this week by the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. The Texas… Read the rest
Sex ed for all Month - Ntarupt

Sex Ed for All Month: #TexasIsReady for Comprehensive Standards

For many in the sex education field, May has been observed as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM).  At the time in which organizations and individuals highlighted the historic decline in teen pregnancy rates, we acknowledge the disparities within that decline. Last year, NTPPM was re-branded to Sex Ed for All Month because prevention centered awareness should provide access and… Read the rest
Veronica Whitehead Ntarupt

Ntarupt’s Veronica Whitehead Pens Oped For Visible Magazine

Kudos to Veronica Whitehead, Ntarupt’s sexual health educator and director of programs, for getting this important piece published in Visible Magazine!  ~ “False Sense of Shelter: Wounds of Violence Assault Reproductive Justice” By: Veronica Ray Whitehead, Certified Health Education Specialist and Director of Programs at the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens
March 30, 2020  … Read the rest

ANNOUNCEMENT: TEXAS’ TOP TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS ANNOUNCE “TEXAS IS READY” CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE SEX EDUCATION STANDARDS

#TexasIsReady to change our sex education curriculum for the first time in 22-years. Dallas, Texas, Mar. 3, 2020 – Today, three Texas non-profit organizations — North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt), Healthy Futures of Texas, and the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy announce the launch of a statewide campaign to improve sex education… Read the rest