Presentation on theme: "Worth the Wait North Ridge Middle School Parent Information Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Worth the Wait North Ridge Middle School Parent Information Night Presented by:Heather Penry & Tashalla Thomas
2 Worth the Wait A Scott & White wellness and sexual health program Curriculum is designed for age appropriate informationWill be presented during selected classes for 6th, 7th and 8th gradersAbstinence based wellness programPresented by Nurse and CounselorComplies with the Teks for curriculum in classesEvidence based research
3 Worth the Wait What this program is not meant to Violate your rights as parentsTake the place of discussions at homeBe biased, nor promote sexual activity among teens
4 Worth the Wait Topics include: Essential Human Needs Parental ResponsibilitiesPuberty, Anatomy and PregnancySexually Transmitted DiseasesSex and the LawDeveloping Communications Styles and Refusal SkillsHealthy RelationshipsHealth Risk BehaviorsContraception (8th grade only)Career Goals
5 Worth the Wait Essential Human Needs Security- safety from harm; trust in those around youConnection- Love; feeling respected; enjoying time with others; sense of belonging; friendshipPurpose- Feeling that you have value, talents, and significanceSupport – Having guidance and opportunities for personal growthContribution- Doing good things for those around you; serving your community
6 Worth the Wait Parental Responsibilities Legal Responsibility Care, Support, Protection, SupervisionFinancial ResponsibilityFood, Clothing, Shelter, Medical CareChild Support/the LawsEmotional ResponsibilityHelping the child feel safe and secureTeen Parents vs. Adult ParentsPros and Cons
7 Worth the Wait Puberty, Anatomy and Pregnancy Review the male and female anatomyDescribe the physical and emotional changes during pubertyDescribe benefits of remaining abstinent from risky behaviorsExplain how pregnancy occurs and describe fetal developmentLink between emotional changes, depression and suicideIdentify genetic influences on puberty
8 Worth the Wait Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Recognize risks of contracting an STD if sexually activeDefine Sexual ContactExpress personal opinions on the topic of STDsIdentify the major symptoms of the most common STDsDescribe why abstinence is the healthiest choice and 100% effective against STDs.
9 Worth the Wait Sex & the Law Reviews the legal implications regarding teen sexual activityAcknowledge that sexual abuse is never the victim’s faultDiscuss the importance of reporting sexual abuseConstruct an action plan to deal with sexual pressureState the age of consent for sexual activity in our StateDetermine the difference between misdemeanor and felony sexual offenses
10 Worth the Wait Developing Communication Styles and Refusal Skills Learn effective communication methodsDemonstrate effective communication methods with role playLearn effective refusal skillsDemonstrate effective use of refusal skills with role play.
11 Worth the Wait Healthy Relationships Identify characteristics of healthy relationshipsEncouragement, trust, honesty, safety, etcIdentify characteristics of unhealthy relationshipsFear, embarrassment, discouragement, risky behaviorsIdentify characteristics of dangerous relationshipsViolence, gangs, drug use, alcohol use, illegal actsDiscuss benefits and dangers of healthy, unhealthy and dangerous relationshipsIdentify ways to get out of unhealthy or dangerous relationships
12 Worth the Wait Health Risk Behaviors Identify health risk behaviors as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Recognize the association between risky behaviors and teen sexual activityAcknowledge the link between health risk behaviors in teens such as sexual activity and emotional problems such as depression and suicideReview the importance of avoiding health risk behaviors and have an opportunity to sign a pledge card
13 Worth the Wait Contraception (8th grade only) Discuss the most common contraception methodsBirth Control PillsBirth Control InjectionsBirth Control ImplantsEmergency ContraceptionIntrauterine Devices (IUDs)SpermicidesNatural Family PlanningWithdrawalMale CondomsAbstinence
14 Worth the Wait Career Goals Identify long-term career goals Develop a plan to reach the long-term career goalsIdentify roadblocks and determine how to overcome themIncorporate five essential human needs in goal setting