Outline of the state of Colorado

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Safety and Injury Prevention—ES

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Safety and Injury Prevention—ES

State law addresses safety and injury.

Colorado Academic Standard: Comprehensive Health

4. Prevention and Risk Management (Shared Standard) Includes alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; violence prevention; and safety; teaches skills to increase safe physical and social behavior in at home, in school, in the community, and in personal relationships; provides specific knowledge on avoidance of intentional and unintentional injuries; and practices decision-making and communication skills to avoid drug use, bullying, and dating violence.

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Colorado Revised Statutes 22-25-103. Definitions.

(3) “Comprehensive health education” means a planned, sequential health program of learning experiences in preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through twelve that must include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • (a) Communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related illness;
  • (b) Community and environmental health;
  • (c) Consumer health;
  • (d) Dental health;
  • (e) Tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use;
  • (f) Human growth and development;
  • (g) Hereditary and developmental conditions;
  • (h) Mental and emotional health;
  • (i) Nutrition, personal health, and physical fitness;
  • (j) Family life education;
  • (k) Injury prevention, safety, motor vehicle safety, and emergency care;
  • (l) High-risk behaviors and concerns;
  • (m) Age-appropriate instruction on family roles and expectations, child development, and parenting; and
  • (n) If not included in other curriculum or programs provided to students, age-appropriate information concerning sections 18-6-401(9) and 19-3-304.5, or any successor laws, referred to generally as “safe haven laws”, relating to the safe abandonment of a child to a firefighter at a fire station, or to a staff member at a hospital or a community clinic emergency center, within the first seventy-two hours of the child's life.
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