California

Cardea

California has been part of WISE since 2009 (the initial partner was ETR). A key strategy in California has been supporting county-based Comprehensive Sex Education Networks (CSE Networks), which provide a vehicle to share information and best practices; establish model policies and procedures to ensure that implementation becomes institutionalized; network with other administrators/educators responsible for implementing CSE; and provide training and ongoing technical assistance to a number of school districts working in the same county. Since the passage of the Healthy Youth Act in January 2016, school district demand for training and technical support has increased exponentially in California.  To meet this demand, Cardea has accelerated its work to scale the capacity of county-based CSE Networks.