Grades 9 – 12
Using PowerPoint, interactive discussion, and an activity, this program defines gambling for students and introduces them to the warning signs of compulsive gambling. Students are also given information about reducing their risks of becoming involved in compulsive gambling and helping friends and family.
*Relationships: Where Does Yours Fit?*
This program focuses on definitions of healthy and unhealthy relationships through discussion of relationship expectations.
It also covers other relevant issues, including:
- Why unhealthy relationships are undesirable (including statistics and escalation)
- Warning signs that a relationship might be becoming unhealthy
- Ways to evaluate if a relationship is healthy
- Discussion of priorities
The program ends with tips for building a healthy relationship and ways to leave a relationship that is unhealthy.
*Sexual Harassment: What’s It All About*
The program discusses behaviors that constitute sexual harassment and creates and understanding of the impact of such actions on victims.
Through role play and sample scenarios, students identify situations in which sexual harassment may occur. The students then learn how to prevent sexual harassment from occurring as well as what to do if it does.
*Sexual Assault: Understand the Issue*
This program gives an overview of the problem of sexual violence and includes a discussion on the following topics:
- Consent and coercion
- Pennsylvania laws relating to consensual and nonconsensual sex
- Identification of common date rape drugs and their effects
- Ways in which date rape drugs are administered
- Physical, psychological, and social effects on sexual assault victims
- Risk reduction
*Playing It Safe on the ‘Net*
This is a program designed to help students identify potential dangers such as spam, harassment, pornography, and predators on the Internet.
We use interactive discussion and a PowerPoint presentation to help students thoroughly understand that following topics:
- Possible reactions they may experience should they come across internet dangers
- Steps to take to prevent a possible encounter
- What to do when encountering a danger
Through the use of interactive discussion and PowerPoint, the program discuss the many different forms of cyberbullying (via cell phones, tablets, online gaming, etc.) and the consequences for both the victims and the offenders.
Other topics included are:
- Steps to take if a student is a victim
- Risk reduction techniques
- Tips for bystanders
*R.I.V.E.T. (Reducing the Impact of Violence by Empowering Teens*
The goal of this three session program is to reduce the impact of violence on the lives of teens and the community they live in through empowerment and awareness.
Through the use of video, interactive activities, and discussion, teens are given the opportunity to understand the following:
- Consequences of uncontrolled anger that often leads to violent behavior
- How this violent behavior impacts victims and the community
- Alternatives to violence and means to increase their self-esteem in the final session