ERIC Number: ED261036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating in Families. Teenage Health Teaching Modules.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
The Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM) program is a health education curriculum for adolescents. Each THTM module frames an adolescent health task emphasizing development of self-assessment, communication, decision making, health advocacy, and self-management. This module indicates ways in which early adolescents can develop skills in communicating their new adolescent feelings and fears to their families, can recognize and appreciate their new competence in enhancing their self-esteem, can demonstrate to their families their ability to handle situations increasingly well and more conscientiously, can learn to appreciate their families, and can turn their competency toward positive family experiences. These skills are included in eight activities (one optional) in which students: (1) observe and discuss family configurations and roles of family members; (2) use photographs to analyze family situations; (3) investigate how moods affect behavior and behavior affects others; (4) learn and practice new communications skills; (5) role play communication between adolescents and adults over issues of real concern; (6) learn and practice systematic problem solving; (7) assess development and competency; and (8) plan a health oriented family activity. Guidelines are presented for discussion group topics on familial relationships. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.