Health Education

Health Education includes instruction that maintains, reinforces, or enhances the health, health-related skills, health attitudes and practices of children and youth that are conducive to their good health.

K-12 instruction in Colleton County is consistent with the South Carolina Grade Level Health and Safety Curriculum Guidelines and will cover the following:

  • community health
  • consumer health
  • environmental health
  • growth and development
  • ·nutritional health
  • personal health
  • prevention and control of diseases and disorders
  • safety and accident prevention
  • substance use and abuse
  • dental health
  • mental and emotional health
  • sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention.
  • reproductive health education
  • domestic violence

 

Erin's Law

The 2014 “Erin’s Law” amendment to the Comprehensive Health Act requires grades K-12 instruction in the prevention of child sexual abuse. The grade level instructional units listed in the section called Curriculum and Instruction Documents and Important Links have suggested teaching activities that are aligned with health education.