I Decide for Me 
8th Grade Program

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education: A 5 day (45-50-minute) presentation with relevant truth, compelling facts, and medically accurate data.

Day One
  • Introduction of Clarity and Speaker
    • Services of Clarity
  • Building Intrinsic Value
    • You Matter
  • Cultural Messaging
  • CDC Data and Definitions
  • Relationships
    • Identify Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
    • Intimacy
    • Go-To Adults
  • Introduction to Goal Setting

KEY CONCEPTS:

  • Most teens are not having sex.
  • Every person is valuable and worth protecting and respecting.
  • It’s important to talk to parents or Go-To Adults about sex.
Day Two
  • Important Definitions
    • Sexual Activity
    • Sexual Risk Avoidance
    • Sexual Abstinence
    • Secondary Abstinence
    • Consent
    • Sexual Abuse
  • Sex is a Whole-Person experience
    • Applied through Real Life application
      • Physical
      • Emotional
      • Intellectual
      • Ethical
      • Social
    • Establishing Values
    • Goal Setting
      • Planning for the immediate and far off future 

KEY CONCEPTS:

  • All people deserve factual and truthful information regarding sexual activity.
  • Human beings are more than just physical. They are emotional, intellectual, social, and ethical beings.
Day Three
  • Boundaries Protect Our:
    • Mind
    • Emotions
    • Body
    • Values
    • Relationships
  • Self-Efficacy
    • Learning & Practicing Assertive Language
  • Sexual Activity
    • Definitions
    • Within the boundary of Marriage
    • Marriage Health and Statistics
    • Physical Intimacy and Commitment
  • Sexual Consequences
    • Pregnancy
    • STDs/STIs

 

KEY CONCEPTS:

  • My boundaries are worth respecting.
  • Saying “No” protects me and others.
  • Choosing to be sexually active even once could result in a pregnancy or an STD/STI.
  • Abstinence before marriage is the healthiest choice.
Day Four
  • Media Influence
  • Music
  • Television/movies
  • Social Media
  • Video Games
  • CDC Critical Health Behaviors
    • Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use
    • Unintentional Injuries
    • Relationship Abuse & Teen Dating Violence
    • Nutrition and Physical Activity
    • Sexual Behaviors
  • Pornography
  • How to set a healthy boundary
  • Addiction
  • Negative outcomes of pornography use
  • Tools to avoid pornography
  • Sexting & Sextortion

 

KEY CONCEPTS:

  • Most media are meant for entertainment and does not give factual information about the consequences of sex.
  • Viewing pornography steals from the purity of the mind. Protect your mind and body by avoiding addictive behaviors.
Day Five
  • Social and Emotional Boundaries
    • Identifying and Understanding Emotions
    • Creating Relationship Boundaries
    • Setting Social Media Boundaries
  • Refusal Skills
  • Healthy Future
    • Abstinence
    • Secondary Abstinence
    • Plans Build Hope

 

KEY CONCEPTS:

  • Personal and private information should never be shared online.
  • I can control how I respond to my emotions and to the emotions of others.
  • Making healthy choices today directs my path to a healthy future.

*Each I Decide for Me (IDFM) program uses anonymous, matched entry and exit surveys to confirm changes in attitude, knowledge and intended behavior change for the purpose of measuring the program’s effectiveness. 

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Foundational Values