WISE Oregon

Oregon Department of Education

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), has been working with a coalition of strategic stakeholders to advance sexuality education for a number of years. Oregon state policy requires CSE to be taught in all elementary and secondary schools. In addition to state policy and a track record of leadership from ODE, the existence of the Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan and a cadre of experienced trainers (from Healthy Kids Learn Better) offered a very strong foundation for guiding a cohort of districts towards CSE institutionalization. The WISE Oregon process includes a comprehensive series of trainings for teachers and administrators. Trainings include mapping and alignment, standards, forming School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs), Board level policy adoption, and CSE curriculum selection and implementation.