FLASH | Adagio Health


FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) is a curriculum for special education, middle school and high school students. FLASH has a wealth of curriculum and can be offered in 10-28 sessions depending on the needs of the population being served.

FLASH is a widely used comprehensive sexual health education curriculum developed by Public Health – Seattle & King County in Washington state and designed to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs, and sexual violence. 

FLASH lessons prepare students to:
  • Successfully navigate puberty
  • Abstain from sex
  • Use condoms and birth control when they do have sex
  • Confirm consent before engaging in sexual activity
  • Report sexual abuse and assault
  • Communicate with their family about sexual health and dating
  • Make decisions that minimize risk to their sexual health
  • Seek medical care in order to take care of their reproductive health

FLASH is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and includes a strong family-involvement component in order to further increase protective factors that support students in remaining abstinent, using birth control and condoms, and respecting other's decisions not to have sex.

FLASH supports and respects diverse community values through its inclusive design, and encourages discussion about values.

*FLASH is a science-based promising program. It adheres to the Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum and is aligned to both the CDC’s National Health Education Standards for Sexual Health and the National Sexuality Education Standards.

FLASH has not yet been rigorously evaluated in order to become an evidence-based program.

Community Education Partnerships

Adagio Health partners with Propel Schools, Adelphoi Village, and organizations such as the YMCA the Boys and Girls Clubs. These partnerships strengthen our ability to reach youth in Allegheny County and beyond with high quality, medically accurate sexual and health curriculum. Partnerships make it possible for Adagio Health to do the important work we’ve done in the community for the last 45 years. If you’d like to become a partner of Adagio Health please contact us at info@adagiohealth.org or call 1-800-215-7494.