Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy

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Network Pub., Jan 1, 1989 - Birth control - 181 pages
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This teacher's guide focuses on ways to prevent teenage pregnancy by teaching and practicing the interpersonal skills necessary to help teenagers abstain or utilize effective contraception methods. The practice in this carefully-tested, 15-lesson curriculum comes in the form of role plays, class discussions, and homework assignments that focus on helping students to improve interpersonal skills and to gain confidence in their ability to manage difficult situations. The introduction states that this distinctly active approach to teenage pregnancy prevention is based on a promising educational model that combines cognitive and social skills training. While providing information about abstinence, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases, this document blends the facts with a series of skill-building exercises. The curriculum thoroughly covers the advantages of sexual abstinence and encourages teenagers to choose abstinence through several skills integration lessons. For those teenagers who are already sexually active, the curriculum reinforces the use of contraceptives. Homework assignments are included that give students the opportunity to interview their parents or guardians about their attitudes about abstinence and sexuality. The curriculum also provides detailed "Parent Notification and Permission" guidelines for educators, which address informed consent for student participation in the program. (ABL)

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Initiating Reducing the Risk
Abstinence Sex and Contraception
Abstinence Not Having Sex

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About the author (1989)

Richard P. Barth is dean of the School of Social Work and professor at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of numerous books in "The Child Welfare Challenge" and "Adoption and Prenatal Drug Exposure".

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