ERIC Number: ED261040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Handling Stress. 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 attempts to help adolescents understand the meaning of stress in their lives, help them see the critical relationship of stress to short- and long-term health, and introduce them to a variety of techniques and behaviors to help manage and minimize the effects of stress. Three kinds of stress are emphasized: situational, psychological, and environmental. Outlines are provided for class activities directed towards: (1) distinguishing between and defining the terms stress, stressor, and distress; (2) investigating the sources of stress at different ages and comparing findings; (3) learning about the stress response and the relationship between stress and health; (4) discovering the role of perception in the creation and handling of stress; (5) minimizing stress through relaxation; (6) minimizing stress through assertive communication; (7) understanding the potential use and misuse of diet, exercise, and sleep in response to stress; and (8) looking for changes in attitudes and behaviors toward stressors. Class activities are conducted by discussion, mini-lectures, relaxation exercises, and role playing. (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.