ERIC Number: ED398996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Dynamics of Relationships: A Guide for Developing Self-Esteem and Coping Skills for Teens and Young Adults. Teacher Manual Books 1 and 2.
Kramer, Patricia; Hockman, Fyllis, Ed.
The "Dynamics of Relationships" program was originally designed as a preventive approach to the many social ills affecting young people and families today. This teacher's manual for the program provides objectives and activities for helping students develop and maintain a strong and secure self-image, effective communication and coping skills, and realistic expectations about the complexity of adult roles, relationships, marriage, parenting, and family life. The first volume of the teacher's guide addresses several elements directly related to the real problems of youth. The 21 chapter topics include: self-esteem; communication; anger and conflict; gender roles; friendship; affection and touching; love; jealousy; expectations; dating; single life; selecting a partner; living together; marriage preparation; intermarriage; marriage; separate but equal identity; power; to be or not to be parents; when baby makes three; and dual income families. Each chapter contains various activities, a series of review and discussion questions, various experiential exercises and activities for teachers, and a list of resource materials and contacts to further assistance. A section of supplementary teaching materials, on areas such as gangs, date rape, suicide, and grief, is included. The second volume of the guide was developed in light of the AIDS virus. The three chapters of this guide deal with sexuality, alternative sexual orientation, and alternative lifestyles. (AA)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Antisocial Behavior, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Daily Living Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Marriage, Peer Relationship, Preadolescents, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Role, Sexuality, Social Adjustment, Social Cognition, Social Influences, Social Problems, Violence
Equal Partners, 14526 Banquo Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20906-2677.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Equal Partners, Silver Spring, MD