Topics Mandated for Instruction by the Florida Department of Education
The State Board of Education has approved three new rules related to health education topics that will mandate instruction across all grade levels, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. These new rules and instructional topics include mental and emotional health; substance use and abuse prevention; and child trafficking prevention. Links to each of these new rules, as well as the SDMC plan for addressing them may be found below.
Rule 6A-1.094121, F.A.C. – Mental and Emotional Health Education - View the SDMC Plan for Mental and Emotional Health Education.
Rule 6A-1.094122, F.A.C. – Substance Use and Abuse Prevention Education - View the SDMC Plan for Substance Use and Abuse Prevention Education.
Rule 6A-1.0642123, F.A.C. – Child Trafficking Prevention Education - View the SDMC Plan for Child Trafficking Prevention Education.Additional Resources for Parents, Students, and TeachersChild Trafficking:
https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/materials/toolkits Documents for class discussion.
https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/share-resources?utm_source=bluecampaign_carousel&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=dhsgov Order resources for the schools here.
National Human Trafficking Hotline (Polaris Project)
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/resources Downloadable material for classroom discussion
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/resources/human-trafficking-depth-review-educators Hand out on in-depth review from Polaris with discussion and activities.
Videos for Students