Scott & White Wellness & Sexual Health

Contact Us

2401 S. 31st Street
MS-01-E316A
Temple, Texas 76508
Phone: 254-724-7359
sexeducation@sw.org Send an e-mail

Program Overview

Scott & White Wellness & Sexual Health Program empowers teens with information necessary to develop healthy habits and relationships. Developed by Patricia J. Sulak, MD, the program has helped thousands of students, parents and communities engage in honest, open, fact-based communication about adolescent wellness and sexual health.


Upcoming Events

Teen Health Month - April 2014

April 3, 2014
University of Texas Pickle Research Center, Austin, TX
One-day continuing education conference designed for healthcare professionals, social workers and educators interested in teen health promotion. Download conference brochurePDF Document

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Conference topics include:

  • Wellness and Sexual Health
  • Teen Dating
  • Violence
  • Social Media
  • New Drugs of Abuse
  • Minors' Rights in Healthcare
  • Health Behavior Risks
  • Talking to Teens

Every April, healthcare providers, schools, parents, teens, and the community come together for Teen Health Month events hosted by Scott & White Wellness & Sexual Health. These innovative and informative events address teen health risk behaviors with the most current health promotion strategies as presented by experts in their fields.


Schools

Previously known as Scott & White Worth the Wait, the program continues with the all-inclusive, data-driven curriculum founded on the medical, legal, psychological and socioeconomic information regarding adolescent health risk behaviors. Based on the probable consequences of adolescent risk behaviors, the safest and healthiest choice for teens is to promote risk avoidance by establishing healthy habits and relationships. The in-school intervention program is offered for middle and high school students, with components for parents, healthcare providers and the community.


Key Features

  • Medically accurate with up-to-date information
  • User-friendly curriculum with entirely scripted narratives, handouts, student-driven activities, teacher training events and on-going customer support
  • Promotes avoidance of health risk behaviors; all levels of the curriculum include the CDC Youth Risk Behaviors
  • Written by a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and implemented by a major academic medical institute, Scott & White Healthcare, Texas A&M College of Medicine
  • Supportive research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology demonstrating an increased knowledge and shift in attitude toward delaying sexual activity in a study of more than 24,000 middle school students
  • Parent/guardian participation interaction worksheets and handouts
  • Continuous research with pre- and post-curriculum student surveys
  • Educational materials for healthcare professionals for use in clinic or community education settings
  • A leading education source for healthcare professionals and health educators with frequent continuing education conferences throughout the year
  • The most trusted name in sex education, used by more Texas school districts than any other curriculum, and a leading education source for other sex education programs

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