ERIC Number: ED261038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Having Friends. 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. The central goal of this module is to encourage responsible teenagers to welcome and support one another, outwardly as well as inwardly, instead of assuming that everyone else subscribes to ideals of conformity and intolerance. It is based on the assumption that most young people seek and respect qualities in their friends conducive to good relationships and healthy choices. The teacher's principal role is to help students say and hear what they want from one another as friends, and to help them practice giving and receiving friendship. Guidelines are offered for group discussions and role-playing in 10 activities in the following areas: (1) kinds of relationships and their influence on health decisions; (2) popularity; (3) intolerance; (4) speaking up on health-related beliefs; (5) feelings, attitudes, and coping strategies related to shyness; (6) loneliness; (7) promoting friendship; (8) desirable qualities in friends, dates, and future spouses; (9) making decisions in interpersonal situations; and (10) summary and evaluation of key concepts. (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.