Freedom to pursue goals and dreams (short & long term)
Increased academic achievement
Understanding the value of commitment
Personal responsibility development
Freedom from HIV/STDs, pregnancy, and emotional consequences.
Protection from abusive relationships
Understanding and developing personal boundaries
Conflict resolution skills
Refusal skills that apply to any high risk behavior
Effective communication skills
POSSIBLE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES
YW8 discusses the possible negative consequences of high risk behaviors. Consequences are broken down into the social, physical, and emotional impacts high risk behaviors can have.
Regret and guilt
Impaired personal development
Fear of future relationships
Reduction of overall health
RESISTING NEGATIVE PRESSURES
YW8 discusses many of the pressures teens face in their day to day lives. We are constantly in communication with school administrators to ensure we are incorporating the latest trends and pressures each school is facing.
Social media - dangers of facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat
Influence of drug and alcohol
Impacts of vaping and Juuls
Red flags/warning signals for abusive relationships
Bullying and violence
Confusing love and infatuation
Parents are the primary sexual educators of their children.
It's helpful for the parent to have the same language that YW8 uses in the classroom to communicate with their teen.
Educate the parents on the risks of early sexual activity and other high risk behaviors
Provides parents with skills to communicate with their teen
Every lesson contains a parent communication component with topics to increase conversations between parents and teens.