ERIC Number: ED261037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Health 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 is designed to help the classroom teacher introduce health-promoting knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that will help adolescents to help themselves and other family members develop positive health practices. The module focuses on certain health practices that can promote good health at every stage in the life cycle. Students become engaged in dealing with their own health behaviors and those of their friends. They learn about their own health backgrounds. They become aware of the care and protection that is important in the childhood years, and learn how they can contribute to the health of other family members. In eight activities, the student: (1) studies the "We Are a Family" poster; (2) examines health concerns of adolescents and makes a plan for his/her own concern; (3) plans and pledges help for a friend's safety; (4) identifies health practices related to child bearing; (5) learns child health and safety; (6) learns of midlife health risks; (7) learns how to promote health in later years; and (8) plans and execute a group activity for health and fitness. An attached booklet provides a format for keeping a record of personal health and development for oneself and for close family members. The student using it is encouraged to maintain it and add new information as individual life style changes. (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.