The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician.There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.Students are taught how to set personal limits regarding risk behaviors, to be aware of situations that might challenge these limits, and to use refusal skills and other tactics to protect these limits.Specific topics covered in the seventh grade include: characteristics of healthy friendships; setting personal limits and practicing refusal skills; information about puberty, reproduction, and STIs; and setting personal limits and practicing refusal skills related to sexual behavior.
The program is designed to equip students to have healthy relationships with friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends.Note: This summary of evidence is limited to studies of the intervention meeting the inclusion criteria and evidence standards for the Pregnancy Prevention Research Evidence Review. Findings from these studies include only those showing a statistically significant positive impact on sexual risk behavior or its health consequences. Let’s encourage youngsters to think ahead, anticipate potential trouble and be alert to warning signs.
Perhaps the girl in our example saw her date drink two beers at the party.
The homework assignments are designed to facilitate parent-child dialogue on topics such as friendship qualities, dating, and sexual behavior.