Presentation on theme: "MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM Lifetime Wellness"— Presentation transcript:
1 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM Lifetime Wellness Dr. Cassandra TurnerHPELW Advisor
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 isper 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 LifeCurriculum unless parents ‘Opt-Out’ of the instruction.
4 Decision Making Skills The Michigan Model is a holistic, “abstinence-centered” scripted curriculum that teaches students about:Decision Making SkillsSocial, Physical and Emotional ChangesFamily Roles and Responsibilities
5 MMFLC Implementation Process Legacy MCS Regions SoutheastSouthwestNortheastNorthwestIZoneAlternativeProcess“Opt-Out” lettersTaught by HPELW teachers in grades 4-9Begin lessons in November- DecemberRepeat lessons after TCAP for Middle and Alternative Schools
6 MMFLC Implementation Process East Region Three- Phases Phase IPhase IIIBegin 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*NoteBegin implementation process in middle schools (grades 6-8) with HPELW teachers.Grades 4-8 will continue with current practice of teaching the week-long Family Life lessons via classroom, science classes or counselors.
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.
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 grades4-9. 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: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)
9 Shelby County Schools Michigan Model Family Life Curriculum “Opt-Out” FormSchool_____________________________ 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______________________________PrintParent/Guardian Signature_______________________________
10 March 18, 2013Re: Family Life Curriculum Grade 6Dear 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, 2013.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
11 What is Abstinence Centered? Abstinence-centered - focuses on the whole person.Students will understand the health, economic and societal benefits of refraining from non- marital sexStudents are encouraged to engage in goal- settingDoes not promote or condone “gateway” sexual activities
12 “Abstinence Only” Removes These Risk AIDS/HIV/STDSTeenage Pregnancy
13 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM GRADES 4-5-6 Dr. Cassandra TurnerHPELW Advisor
15 Social Emotional Changes (1) 4th Grade 10-LessonsA Climate for Growth (1)New Life(1)Social Emotional Changes (1)Growing Up Male (1)Growing Up Female (1)HIV/AIDS Education (3)
16 5th 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)
17 Puberty and the Female Reproductive System (1) Reproduction (1) 5th Grade 15-Lessons ContinuedPuberty and the Female Reproductive System (1)Reproduction (1)Personal Hygiene and Healthy Habits (1)Media Messages (1)HIV/AIDS EducationHappening To Me (1)Ready Set Grow (1)
18 “Puberty, The Wonder Years” Grade 6: 20-Lessons“Puberty, The Wonder Years”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)
19 Vocabulary Skill Building AssessmentsPre TestPost TestVocabulary Skill BuildingJournals
20 Growing Up and Staying Healthy MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM GRADES 7-8Growing Up and Staying HealthyDr. Cassandra TurnerHPELW Advisor
21 Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 13–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, 2008–2011 United States and 6 Dependent AreasDuring 2008 through 2011, blacks/African Americans accounted for more than 55% of diagnoses of HIV infection each year among adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 24 years in the United States and 6 dependent areas. In 2011, of persons aged 13 to 24 years diagnosed with HIV infection, 60% were black/African American, 18% were white, 19% were Hispanic/Latino, 2% were persons of multiple races, 1% each were Asian and American Indian/Alaska Native, and less than 1% were Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander.The racial/ethnic distribution of diagnoses of HIV infection in persons aged 13 to 24 years differs substantially from the distribution of diagnoses among all adults and adolescents (aged 13 and over) in Among all adults and adolescents diagnosed with HIV infection in 2009, 45% were black/African American, 29% were white, 22% were Hispanic/Latino, 2% were Asian, 1% were of multiple races, and less than 1% each were American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander.Data include persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection regardless of stage of disease at diagnosis. All displayed data are estimates. Estimated numbers resulted from statistical adjustment that accounted for reporting delays, but not for incomplete reporting.Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.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 “Growing Up and Staying Healthy: Understanding HIV and Other STIs” 7th-8th Grade 20-Lessons“Growing Up and Staying Healthy: Understanding HIV and Other STIs”The On HIV and AIDSHIV and Other STIsFinding the Help and InformationCreate a Plan to Stay Within the BoundariesCommunicating Our Boundaries
23 Identifying and Refusing Trouble Situations 7th-8th Grade 20-Lessons“Growing Up and Staying Healthy: Understanding HIV and Other STIs”-continuedIdentifying and Refusing Trouble SituationsAvoiding and Escaping Risk SituationsSomeday, but Not NowSharing Our ExpertiseSpreading the Word
25 Resources : Videos AIDS Story Abstinence Two separate stories about how the lives of a young man and a younghas changed due to Aids/HIV.This video reveals how situational the choice to have unprotected sex can be for young adults
26 MICHIGAN MODEL FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM Lifetime Wellness Dr. Cassandra TurnerHPELW Advisor
27 High School Lifetime Wellness Curriculum Both Legacy SCS & MCSContent- 30 LessonsHealthy and Responsible RelationshipsHIV, Other STIsPregnancy Prevention
28 Resources : Videos AIDS Story Abstinence Two separate stories about how the lives of a young man and a younghas changed due to Aids/HIV.This video reveals how situational the choice to have unprotected sex can be for young adults
29 Relationships Friendship First (1-18) Relationship and Responsibilities (19-32) show Abstinence: “Deciding to Wait” video p.25Building Healthy Relationships (33-46)The Many Facts of Intimacy (47-60)
30 Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs/AIDS-HIV Know the Risk ( ) (Controversial activity)Examining Influences, Including the Law ( )Know Your Limits and Avoid the Risks (Exerting a Positive Influence ( )Let’s Hear the Facts ( STIs)More About STIs (91-98)The Stakes Are High ( ), Show video, The “Aids Story” page 110**Feel free to use the school nurse
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 ( )