Wendy Sellers

Characteristics of Effective Programs

Please click on the link below to read  Dr. Kirby’s list of the 17 characteristics that set apart school-based programs that impact the sexual behavior of young people in positive ways: characteristics-of-effective-programs-kirby.pdf

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Contact Wendy

Puberty: The Wonder Years was first published in 2002 and has been revised in 2005, 2007, and 2010. The curriculum was completely revised in 2015. The latest 2017 printing includes additional revisions to make it more inclusive. Visit www.PubertyCurriculum.com for information about Puberty: The Wonder Years and for ordering information. Use this form to contact me Required contact info: Enter your full name Enter your email address Optional contact info: Enter your phone number Enter your website address Required contact reason:…

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Research Basis

Thank you for your interest in Puberty: The Wonder Years. The curriculum is based on the following research and best practice: Characteristics of Effective Curriculum-Based Programs, “Emerging Answers 2007,” Dr. Douglas Kirby Health Belief Model (adapted), based on work from the University of Michigan Skills-Based Instruction strategy Social Learning Theory Promotion of parent-child communication and its impact on sexual activity In 2007, Dr. Kirby expanded his years of research on characteristics of effective curriculum-based sex education programs in Emerging Answers 2007. Puberty: The Wonder Years…

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Why Provide Puberty Education

Children are maturing physically at younger ages. When children notice body changes, and don’t understand them as normal events of puberty, they can become frightened and think something is wrong with them. Young people who learn about puberty and sex from both their parents and their school are less likely to have sexual intercourse than young people who learn about it from only one source. Young people get mixed messages about sex. Sex is still considered a dirty word and…

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Puberty: The Wonder Years

by Wendy L. Sellers, RN, MA, CPC Puberty Education Curriculum for Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 Puberty: The Wonder Years 2015 includes puberty education lessons for three consecutive years of instruction for students in grades 4, 5, and/or 6. Puberty: The Wonder Years focuses on: Ø  Promoting appreciation and respect for the amazing changes experienced by self and others. Ø  Equipping young people to postpone sexual intercourse.  Designed for the school setting, Puberty: The Wonder Years also includes activities that…

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Services & Curricula

Services Available Nationally: Presentations on health issues Parent education workshops Curriculum development Technical assistance on health education Professional development on health-related topics Professional development on Puberty: The Wonder Years Curricula Available Nationally: Puberty: The Wonder Years™ is a puberty education curriculum for students in grades 4, 5, and/or 6. Ms. Sellers authored it in response to requests from schools who want to equip young people to postpone sex and respect themselves and others as they experience puberty. The curriculum was first…

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About Health4Hire

Wendy L. Sellers is the founder and president of Health4Hire, Inc. Ms. Sellers has the following professional qualifications: Registered nurse Former Certified Prevention Consultant Published author and editor Sexuality educator National trainer She is also the author of Puberty: The Wonder Years, puberty education curricula for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Puberty: The Wonder Years was developed in response to requests from schools looking to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to postpone sex and to respect themselves and…

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