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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant

Since September 2010, the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Child & Family Services has received federal abstinence-only education funding. Starting in 2018, the name changed to Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE). The purpose of Title V SRAE is to fund projects to implement education on sexual risk avoidance that teaches youth participants to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. The target population for this programming focuses on 10 to 19-year-olds that are considered vulnerable youth. Vulnerable youth are considered but not limited to, youth living in under resourced regions and areas with high rates of teen births and STIs, culturally underrepresented youth populations, especially Hispanic, African American, or Native American teenagers, youth in or aging out of foster care or adjudication systems, youth who are victims of trafficking, runaway and homeless youth, and other vulnerable youth populations.

Through a request for proposal (RFP) process, a contract was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club and Lutheran Social Services to implement an evidence-based or evidence-informed program.

For additional information, please contact our Child & Adolescent Health Coordinator, Sarah Barclay at 605-367-5212 or email sarah.barclay@state.sd.us.

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