This program curriculum uses a positive development approach to educate about sexual development as it relates to internal (e.g., depression, suicide, self-esteem, body image) and external (e.g., media, peer pressures, bullying, substance use) factors that might influence youth to engage in sexual behaviors at an early age. The curriculum is designed from a holistic point of view, with the main goal being to educate teenagers about the importance of abstinence, self-worth, self-respect, and the short and long term consequences of engaging in risky sexual behaviors at an early age: pregnancy, STDs, school dropout, emotional stress, job and career opportunities, relationships, future plans, etc.
Human Development and Family Studies
Texas Tech University
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