Children & Youth Community Plan: Focus on Sex Ed for All
For Immediate Release: September 12, 2022
The City of Alexandria Children & Youth Community Plan 2025 (CYCP) sets long-term priorities and provides a roadmap to success through community-wide coordination and delivery of services to all city children from birth to 21 years-old and their families.
CYCP 2025 goals include ensuring that all children, youth and families: 1) are physically safe and healthy 2) are academically successful and career ready and 3) have positive experiences.
Each month, the CYCP highlights areas of progress through the CYCP Report Card. For this month, the CYCP looks back on the recent work done to advance sex education for all.
See the entire Report Card on Sex Ed for All and find out how the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) and other CYCP collaborators have worked to ensure that young people have complete and culturally appropriate sexual health information at age-appropriate levels and access to sexual and reproductive health care services. Also see teen pregnancy rate data trends.
As a partner in the trio comprising the City’s Unified Implementation Team, the Department of Community and Human Services CYCP Coordinator is working with Alexandria City Public Schools and the Alexandria Health Department to align their three respective strategic plans in areas of shared goals. The Team is guided by three principles: 1) trauma-informed approaches to raise awareness of the prevalence of trauma and target root causes 2) racial equity, which aims to correct systems and policies that negatively impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and 3) the use of developmental assets to mitigate adverse childhood experiences. Learn more about the Unified Implementation Team and their plans.
For inquiries from the news media on the CYCP report cards, please contact CYCP Coordinator Chelsea Eickert at 571.447.8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This release is available at: alexandriava.gov/go/3949