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Free and Low Cost

Yearly licenses for digital High School FLASH, 3rd edition, and Middle School Flash, 2nd edition, are priced to be as affordable as possible. Print copies of all FLASH grade levels can also be purchased.
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FLASH 4/5/6 and Special Education remain available for free download from Public Health–Seattle & King County.
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Schools in King County, WA, can get free digital licenses for High School FLASH, 3rd edition, and Middle School FLASH, 2nd edition. Please provide your name, position, school and address.
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What’s New

FLASH has a new website and updated lesson plans for high school. The middle school curriculum update is coming in June 2016.


Standards Alignment

FLASH is aligned to the National Health Education Standards and National Sexuality Education Standards.

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Sample Lessons

See for yourself how FLASH works, with sample lessons from the elementary and high school curricula.

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What Is FLASH?

FLASH is a widely used comprehensive sexuality education curriculum developed by Public Health Seattle–King County and designed to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs and sexual violence. FLASH is available for elementary, middle school, high school and special education classrooms.

FLASH lessons prepare students to:

  • Abstain from sex
  • Use condoms and birth control when they do have sex
  • Confirm consent before engaging in sexual activity
  • Communicate with their families about sexual health
  • 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. Lessons include a variety of strategies designed to create positive attitudes, beliefs and norms, and to build skills in order to reduce rates of pregnancy, STDs and sexual violence.

FLASH includes a strong family-involvement component to further increase protective factors that support students in remaining abstinent, using birth control and condoms, and respecting others’ decisions not to have sex.

FLASH supports and respects diverse community values through its inclusive design, its use of the Values Question Protocol, and through the design of the Family Homework, which encourages discussion about values.