Iowa - HE K-12 curriculum—violence prevention (HS): Curricula

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State law addresses violence prevention.

Iowa Code 7-6-279.50 Human Growth and Development Instruction.

  1. Each school board shall provide age-appropriate and research-based instruction in human growth and development including instruction regarding human sexuality, self-esteem, stress management, interpersonal relationships, domesticabuse, HPV and the availability of a vaccine to prevent HPV, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome as required in section 256.11, in grades one through twelve.

Iowa Code 7-6-280.9B Violence Prevention Curriculum.
The department of education shall develop a statewide violence prevention program based on law-related education. The department shall contract with a law-related education agency that serves the state and provides a comprehensive planto develop violence prevention curricula for grades kindergarten through twelve, provide training to teachers and school administrators on violence prevention, and develop school-community partnerships for violence prevention.

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