YW8 focuses on 4 main topics


Benefits                   Consequences                  Resisting Negative Pressures                   Parental Involvement


BENEFITS OF  RISK AVOIDANCE EDUCATION

  • 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.
  • Poverty Prevention
  • Protection from abusive relationships
  • Healthy relationships
  • Understanding and developing  personal boundaries
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Refusal skills that apply to any high risk behavior
  • Effective communication skills

 

 


POSSIBLE NEGATIVE CONSQUENCES

Emotional:

  •  Worry
  • Regret and guilt
  • Impaired personal development
  • Fear of future relationships
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Depression

 

Social:  

  • Isolation
  • Strained relationships
  • Bad  reputation

 

Physical:

  • Pregnancy
  • HIV/STDs
  • Infertility
  • Addictions
  • Reduction of overall health
  • Self abuse

Benefits
Consequences
Negative Pressure
Parental Involvement
 


RESISTING NEGATIVE PRESSURES

 

Media Topics

  • Pornography
  • Sexting
  • Cyber bullying
  • Internet predators
  • Social media - dangers of facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat
 

Physical

  • Hormonal urges
  • Influence of drug and alcohol

 

 

Relationships

  • Red flags/warning signals for abusive relationships
  • Bullying and violence
  • Peer pressure
  • Confusing love and infatuation

Benefits
Consequences
Negative Pressures
Parental Involvement
 


PARENT INVOLVEMENT

 
 
 
 
  • 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.  

 

Benefits
Consequences
Negative Pressures
Parental Involvement
 


Middle School Curriculum: "Choosing the Best"

 

9th Grade Curriculum: "REal Essentials"