New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—violence prevention (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses violence prevention.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1. Subject areas; minimum instructional areas required; accreditation.

H. All health education courses shall include:

  • (1) age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention training that meets department standards developed in consultation with the federal centers for disease control and prevention that are based on evidence-based methods that have proven to be effective; and
  • (2) lifesaving skills training that follows nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students shall be trained to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use an automated external defibrillator and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. The secretary shall promulgate rules to provide for the:
    • (a) use of the following instructors for the training provided pursuant to this paragraph: 1) school nurses, health teachers and athletic department personnel as instructors; and 2) any qualified persons volunteering to provide training at no cost to the school district that the school district determines to be eligible to offer instruction pursuant to this paragraph; and
    • (b) approval of training and instructional materials related to the training established pursuant to this paragraph in both English and Spanish.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1.1. Graduation requirements.

K. For students entering the eighth grade in the 2012-2013 school year, a course in health education is required prior to graduation. Health education may be required in either middle school or high school, as determined by the school district. Each school district shall submit to the department by the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year a health education implementation plan for the 2012-2013 and subsequent school years, including in which grade health education will be required and how the course aligns with department content and performance standards. Health education courses shall include:

  • (1) age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention training that meets department standards developed in consultation with the federal centers for disease control and prevention that are based on evidence-based methods that have proven to be effective; and
  • (2) lifesaving skills training that follows nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students shall be trained to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use an automated external defibrillator and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. The secretary shall promulgate rules to provide for the:
    • (a) use of the following instructors for the training provided pursuant to this paragraph:
      • 1) school nurses, health teachers and athletic department personnel as instructors; and
      • 2) any qualified persons volunteering to provide training at no cost to the school district that the school district determines to be eligible to offer instruction pursuant to this paragraph; and
    • (b) approval of training and instructional materials related to the training established pursuant to this paragraph in both English and Spanish.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

B. Content standard 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services. Students will:

  • (6) grades 5-8 benchmark 6: describe situations requiring professional health services;
    • (b) grades 7-8 performance standards:
      • (i) analyze risk behaviors in situations that may lead to negative physical, social or emotional health consequences (i.e., abuse, bullying, sexual assault, mental health, depression, suicide, domestic violence, STI/HIV and other risky behavior, etc.);
      • (ii) role play and discuss situations related to a health crisis and formulate solutions to intervene or prevent the crisis (i.e., a friend tells you he is thinking about suicide; a friend tells you she may be pregnant, etc.);
      • (iii) recognize and identify professional health services in the community.
        Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records
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