Dating and Sexual Responsibility DVD Series
This program is a well-researched, mini-curriculum, designed for high school health classes or small training groups. It can be readily adapted to any busy class schedule. The instruction incorporates role-playing and discussion to build awareness about coercive sexual behavior and how to prevent it.
The series includes four units, which can be viewed together or separately:
Unit One: Coercion: What Is It? The purpose of this unit is to create more awareness among teens about coercive sexual behavior. Specifically, the instruction has these goals:
- To show that coercive sexual behavior violates individual rights.
- To recognize that coercive sexual behavior can happen in different ways.
- To understand the hurtful effects of coercive sexual behavior.
- To explore why coercive sexual behavior happens.
- To clearly define coercive sexual behavior.
- To differentiate healthy sexual development from coercive sexual behavior.
Unit Two: Beliefs, Attitudes, and Expectations. The purpose of this unit is to explore and understand teens' underlying attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about coercive sexual behavior. Specifically, the instruction has these goals:
- To be able to identify different forms of sexual coercion.
- To recognize and responsibly deal with "mixed messages".
- To explore popular misconceptions (myths) teens have about coercive sexual behavior.
- To build skills around recognizing coercive behavior and beliefs.
- To examine differences in personal expectations for sex.
Unit Three: Refusals and Responses The purpose of this unit is to build positive social skills for refusing sexual advances and responding to refusals. Specifically, the instruction has these goals:
- To explore how couples can better deal with differences in personal expectations for sex.
- To understand why refusals may be to difficult to give for females, and take for males.
- To learn about and practice caring ways to refuse and respond to sexual advances.
Unit Four: Virtual Date
- It is virtual because the viewer takes the perspective of the person going on a date—what that person sees, thinks, and does. And yes, this activity is for everyone. There is a story version for guys and for girls.
- It is interactive because the viewer plays a key role in directing the events of the story. At certain points, the story stops and the viewer has to decide what he or she will do next on the date. Choices lead cooperative or coercive outcomes.
- It is educational because the viewer receives feedback from the actors about the particular outcome he or she created.
57 Minute DVD, CD-rom of Virtual Date, and Leader's guide on CD
This complete series available on VHS by request.
View Northwest Media's research study on Dating and Sexual Responsibility.
The Bullying Workbook for Teens
Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to fear for your safety. If you have experienced bullying at school, or even cyberbullying while online, you aren't alone. Bullying and cyberbullying are at an all-time high, and the effects of both can be tremendous for a young person who is already dealing with major stresses like getting good grades and transitioning into adulthood.
The Bullying Workbook for Teens incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies; manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression; and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings.
With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control or if you are feeling suicidal. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you can combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Whether you are a straight A student, a cheerleader, a member of the LGBT community, or encompass all of these things, you should know that bullying can happen to anyone. But there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all.
If you are a teen victim of bullying, this book will offer sound psychological support to help you gain confidence in yourself and in your interactions with others. It is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counseling professionals.