Relationship Smarts PLUS 3.0
Relationships & Romance for Teens
By Marline Pearson
Length: 12 one-hour lessons
- A realistic, relevant context for learning.
- An appeal to personal aspirations for love, intimacy, and successful relationships.
- New motivations for behavioral change.
- Empowerment through self awareness, relationship knowledge and practical skills
Self-awareness: personal strengths/weaknesses, past influences, goal setting, friendship, peer pressure, maturity, clarifying values.
Developing healthy relationships: attraction, building blocks of positive relationships, how to assess relationships, realistic love, low-risk dating, “deciding vs. sliding”.
Problems, warnings and dangerous relationships: break-ups and broken hearts, unhealthy and abusive behaviors, ways to exit safely, boundaries, dating violence.
Communication and conflict: danger signs, time outs, anger regulation, the Speaker-Listener Technique, problem-solving.
Intimacy and Sexual Decisions: pacing relationships, what intimacy means, sex in the context of relationships, boundaries, myths of pregnancy, risky situations, refusal skills, how unplanned pregnancy affects a child.
Social Media: the impact of “constant connection”, sexting realities and risks, personal polices on using social media.
This curriculum is delivered through activities that are informative, fun and affirmative. A workbook helps teens apply curriculum concepts to their own lives. Parent-Teen activities for each lesson stimulate conversations with trusted adults.
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