ERIC Number: ED261041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Protecting Oneself and Others--Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs. Teenage Health Training 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 seeks to help students articulate the healthy, positive group norms they hold. Class activities are outlined to help the student to: (1) examine situations where people are protected by or protect one another and distinguish protection from interference; (2) identify common risks in their lives and analyze the reasons for taking them, possible outcomes, and precautions to reduce harm; (3) determine appropriate choices in health- or safety-related situations; (4) learn how much they know or do not know about alcohol use, have their misconceptions corrected, and explore reasons why people do or do not choose to drink; (5) learn about the alcohol content of different drinks, the factors this influences, the effect of alcohol on the body, and the relationship between blood alcohol content and accidents; (6) recommend ways out of dilemmas involving alcohol abuse; (7) learn about the problems faced by children of alcoholic parents; (8) discuss reasons for and against smoking; (9) analyze advice in fictitious situations to people who may be endangering their health by smoking; (10) learn about the effect of tobacco smoke on nonsmokers; (11) explore common fallacies about drug use; and (12) using facts previously learned, weigh people's actions in a series of fictitious situations involving drugs. (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.