ERIC Number: ED435866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
What Every Girl Needs To Know about the Real World. Breakthrough Strategies To Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth. Social Skills, School Skills, Coping Skills Lesson Series.
Wells, Ruth Herman
This booklet, containing 20 lessons that address social skills, is designed for use by teachers and counselors working with female troubled youth. Each lesson plan provides a goal, a list of materials and detailed directions on how to implement the lesson. Several handouts that accompany the lessons are included. Lesson goals include: introducing the idea that growing up female may present some unique challenges; providing information on avoiding and managing sexual abuse; providing information on coping with incest; assisting students in reconsidering the premise that "a girl is nothing without a guy;" helping students to objectively appraise the realities of teen parenting; discussing the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases; assisting students in appraising the realities of high risk behaviors; assisting students in anticipating and avoiding physical, verbal or sexual abuse/harassment; helping students to form a plan to get help if they ever need it; assisting students to best ensure their own physical safety; helping students to debunk negative and limiting female stereotypes; aiding students in the consideration of sexual abstinence; assisting students in the identification and management of domestic violence and helping students to develop career and life goals. (MKA)
Descriptors: Activities, Adolescents, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Violence, Females, High Risk Students, Incest, Lesson Plans, Safety, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Stereotypes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Youth Change, Woodburn, OR.