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1 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM Lifetime Wellness Dr. Cassandra Turner HPELW Advisor 1

2 SCS Family Life Curriculum Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 6 mandates that a Family Life Curriculum be taught yearly. The law specifies that an “Abstinence Centered” curriculum be used in any district where the county pregnancy rate is 19.5 per 1,000 girls for females ages

3  SCS Family Life Curriculum-Continued The pregnancy rate in Shelby County for girls is per 1,000 girls. The Michigan Model is a holistic, “abstinence centered “ curriculum previously used in MCS legacy schools. Students will receive instruction in a Family Life Curriculum unless parents ‘Opt-Out’ of the instruction. 3

4 The Michigan Model is a holistic, “abstinence- centered” scripted curriculum that teaches students about: Decision Making Skills Social, Physical and Emotional Changes Family Roles and Responsibilities 4

5 MMFLC Implementation Process Legacy MCS Regions Regions Southeast Southwest Northeast Northwest IZone Alternative Process “Opt-Out” letters Taught by HPELW teachers in grades 4-9 Begin lessons in November- December Repeat lessons after TCAP for Middle and Alternative Schools 5

6 MMFLC Implementation Process East Region Three- Phases Phase I Begin implementation process in high schools with the Lifetime Wellness classes. Begin implementation process in elementary schools (grades 4-5) with HPELW teachers. Phase I I Begin implementation process in middle schools (grades 6-8) with HPELW teachers. Phase III Grades 4-8 will continue with current practice of teaching the week-long Family Life lessons via classroom, science classes or counselors. *Note 6

7 Michigan Model Family Life Curriculum (Sample Letter) (Date) Dear Parents: Your child is about to begin, or may have already begun, a period of rapid growth called puberty. Many children wonder if they are normal as they notice themselves and their friends going through physical and emotional changes that prepare them for adulthood. By teaching children about the wonderful ways they are maturing, adults can promote a positive attitude toward sexuality that helps children grow into healthy, responsible adults. Children who have talked to their parents and other trusted adults are more likely to understand the changes they are going through and are able to avoid risky behavior. Too many young people get involved in premature sexual activity that can result in serious problems, such as heartbreak, sexually transmitted disease, HIV infection, or pregnancy. 7

8 As your partners in education, our District has approved a series of lessons called the Michigan Model Family Life as an embedded part of our HPELW curriculum in grades 4-9. The lessons were endorsed by the Tennessee Department of Education and will be taught in your child’s HPELW classes beginning mid November. The main focus of these lessons is two-fold: 1.Promote appreciation and respect for the amazing changes experienced by self and others. 2. Equip children with the skills they need to postpone sexual intercourse. Your child will be encouraged to talk to you about growing up and to ask you questions. Interviews with a parent or another trusted adult will be assigned as homework in order to promote open communication. Keep in mind that Memphis City Schools values parental choice. You can “Opt-Out” to have your child EXCLUDED from participation. Please submit in writing the “Opt- Out” form for your child and return it to the school. Failure to submit the “Opt-Out” form will result in your child participating in the Michigan Model Family Life curriculum lessons. Sincerely, (Principal) (Teacher) 8

9 Shelby County Schools Michigan Model Family Life Curriculum “Opt-Out” Form School_____________________________ Region_____________ Student’s Name______________________ Grade____________ No, I do not wish for my child to participate in the Michigan Model Family Life curriculum. Parent /Guardian Name______________________________ Print Parent/Guardian Signature_______________________________ 9

10 March 18, 2013 Re: Family Life Curriculum Grade 6 Dear Parents/Guardians: Family Life instruction is mandated by Tennessee Law, (Public Chapter 565 dated May 25, 1989; amended August 2012), and has been implemented in Shelby County Schools since The Family Life Curriculum will be taught in your child’s classroom during the week of April 29 – May 3, The 6th Grade Curriculum consists of locally prepared “age appropriate” lesson plans designed to teach concepts about the family, friendship, and responsibility. The school counselor presents one lesson to 6th graders separated by gender. Lessons in the Family Life Curriculum were carefully evaluated by the staff and shared with the community before receiving board approval in 1991 and revised, July Copies of the guides are available for your review in the public libraries, SCS school libraries, and online: Parents/Guardians who object to their child’s participation in this program have the option of requesting that their child be exempted from this instruction by written request to the principal. Your child’s grades will not be affected by this exemption; however, an alternate assignment will be given. As always, we appreciate your assistance and support of our instructional programming. Sincerely, cc: Principals 10

11 Abstinence-centered - focuses on the whole person. Students will understand the health, economic and societal benefits of refraining from non- marital sex Students are encouraged to engage in goal- setting Does not promote or condone “gateway” sexual activities What is Abstinence Centered? 11

12  “ Abstinence Only” Removes These Risk AIDS/HIV/STDS Teenage Pregnancy 12

13 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM GRADES Dr. Cassandra Turner HPELW Advisor 13

14 Puberty: The Wonder Years Grades

15  A Climate for Growth (1)  New Life(1)  Social Emotional Changes (1)  Growing Up Male (1)  Growing Up Female (1)  HIV/AIDS Education (3) 4 th Grade 10-Lessons 15

16 5 th Grade 15-Lessons “Puberty, The Wonder Years” A Climate for Growth (1) New Life(1) Families and Roles (1) Social Emotional Changes (1) I Wonder What Is Puberty and the Male Reproductive System (1) 16

17 Puberty and the Female Reproductive System (1) Reproduction (1) Personal Hygiene and Healthy Habits (1) Media Messages (1) HIV/AIDS Education Happening To Me (1) Ready Set Grow (1) 5 th Grade 15-Lessons Continued 17

18 I Wonder What Happens Next (2) Growing Together (2) Building Blocks of Life (3) Fetal Development (3) How My Body Works (2) Emotions and Relationships (2) Growing Strong (2) Changes in the Skin (1) HIV/ AIDS Education (3) Grade 6: 20-Lessons “Puberty, The Wonder Years” 18

19 Assessments Pre Test Post Test Vocabulary Skill Building Journals 19

20 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM GRADES 7-8 Growing Up and Staying Healthy Dr. Cassandra Turner HPELW Advisor 20

21 Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 13–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, 2008–2011 United States and 6 Dependent Areas Note. Data include persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection regardless of stage of disease at diagnosis. All displayed data have been statistically adjusted to account for reporting delays, but not for incomplete reporting. a Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

22 The On HIV and AIDS HIV and Other STIs Finding the Help and Information Create a Plan to Stay Within the Boundaries Communicating Our Boundaries 7th-8 th Grade 20-Lessons “Growing Up and Staying Healthy: Understanding HIV and Other STIs” 22

23 Identifying and Refusing Trouble Situations Avoiding and Escaping Risk Situations Someday, but Not Now Sharing Our Expertise Spreading the Word 7th-8 th Grade 20-Lessons “Growing Up and Staying Healthy: Understanding HIV and Other STIs”-continued 23

24 Assessments Pre Test Post Test Vocabulary Skill Journals 24

25 AIDS StoryAbstinence  Two separate stories about how the lives of a young man and a young has changed due to Aids/HIV.  This video reveals how situational the choice to have unprotected sex can be for young adults Resources : Videos 25

26 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM Lifetime Wellness Dr. Cassandra Turner HPELW Advisor 26

27 High School Lifetime Wellness Curriculum Both Legacy SCS & MCS Content- 30 Lessons Healthy and Responsible Relationships HIV, Other STIs Pregnancy Prevention 27

28 AIDS Story Abstinence  Two separate stories about how the lives of a young man and a young has changed due to Aids/HIV.  This video reveals how situational the choice to have unprotected sex can be for young adults Resources : Videos 28

29 Relationships  Friendship First (1-18)  Relationship and Responsibilities (19-32) show Abstinence: “Deciding to Wait” video p.25  Building Healthy Relationships (33-46)  The Many Facts of Intimacy (47-60) 29

30 Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs/AIDS-HIV  Let’s Hear the Facts ( STIs)  More About STIs (91-98)  The Stakes Are High ( ), Show video, The “Aids Story” page 110  Know the Risk ( ) (Controversial activity)  Examining Influences, Including the Law ( )  Know Your Limits and Avoid the Risks (  Exerting a Positive Influence ( ) **Feel free to use the school nurse 30

31 Teen Parenting ( Chapters 15 & 17 for Nurses Only)  The Cost of Pregnancy and Teen parenting ( )  Reducing the Risks: How to Prevent Pregnancy (Part 1 only) ( )  Responding to Pressure ( ) 31

32 Assessments Pre Test Post Test Vocabulary Skill Journals 32


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