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TEEN SEXUAL HEALTH – Grades 7-8

This science-based health program provides straightforward information about sexuality and its risks. As the last program in our health education continuum (see complete continuum) students learn about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD). Students explore the psycho-social, economic, and academic outcomes of teen parenthood as well as the consequences of an STD.  Educators teach skills for […]

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SCIENCE BEHIND DRUGS-CURRICULAR RESOURCE: ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA

These resources provides teachers with the materials necessary to help educate students on this complex topic. Students learn about adolescent brain development and how it is impacted by the use of marijuana and alcohol in the short and long term. It illustrates how substance use affects decision making and provides healthy coping skills for combating […]

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SCIENCE BEHIND DRUGS-CURRICULAR RESOURCE: HEROIN AND OPIOID PAIN PILLS

Illustrating how heroin use and opioid pain pill abuse affects adolescent brain development and health, these resources provides teachers with materials to better educate students on this complex topic. In an interactive, online learning space, it teaches addiction science, incorporating social-emotional learning concepts proven to increase resistance skills. All materials — lesson plans, presentations, worksheets/handouts, […]

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) – Grades 7-8

During this program students learn the concepts of self-image and self-esteem and explore factors that influence their perceptions of themselves: cultural expectations, peer pressure, media images and more. Educators present skills for improving self-esteem and for managing external influences healthfully. The program expands its focus to social interactions, exploring the qualities of healthy relationships using […]

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PUBERTY EDUCATION FOR GIRLS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Grades 5-9

This program provides a unique “girls-only” format for puberty education. This puberty program, tailored to students with special needs, focuses on the physical and emotional changes that are a part of growing up. The program addresses personal care and hygiene skills related to puberty, such as menstruation. It teaches students to identify appropriate adults with […]

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PUBERTY EDUCATION FOR BOYS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Grades 5-9

This program provides a unique “boys-only” format for puberty education.  This puberty program, tailored to students with special needs, focuses on the physical and emotional changes that are a part of growing up. The program addresses personal care and hygiene skills related to puberty, such as spontaneous erections and ejaculations. It teaches students to identify […]