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
    • Definition of Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SARE)
    • Use of QR codes
  • Relationships
    • Dating Relationships and Friendships
    • 10 Green Flags of Healthy Relationships
    • 10 Red Flags of Unhealthy Relationships
  • Important Definitions
    • Sex/Sexual Activity
    • Sexual Abstinence
    • Intimacy
    • Secondary Abstinence
    • Consent
  • Holistic Health: Sexual Activity affects the Whole Person

KEY CONCEPTS 

  • Most teens are not having sex.
  • Every person is valuable and worth protecting and respecting.
  • All people deserve factual and truthful information regarding sexual activity.
  • Human beings are more than just physical. They are emotional, mental, social, and ethical beings. 
Day Two
  • Holistic Health
    • Applied through Real Life application
      • Physical
      • Emotional
      • Mental
      • Ethical
      • Social 
    • Self-Efficacy
  • Go-To Adult
    • What a Go-to Adult “is” and “is not”
    • Important topics to discuss with Go-To Adults
    • Effective Communication with Go-To Adults
  • Healthy Boundaries
    • Definition of a Boundary
    • Boundaries are used to:
      • Protect oneself
      • Make healthy choices
      • Recognize healthy vs. unhealthy choices
    • Assertive Language/Gift of “NO” 

KEY CONCEPTS 

  • All people have value and worth.
  • It is important to talk to parents or Go-To Adults about sex.
  • Because I value me, boundaries are key.
Day Three
  • Ethical Boundaries (Principles of Right and Wrong)
    • Understanding Respect
      • How “I” want to be treated
      • How “I” will treat others
    • Assertive Language/Gift of “NO”- As a way for people to respectfully say “No,” and to require respect of another.
  • Physical Boundaries
    • Physical Intimacy Progression Chart
    • Setting Physical Boundaries ahead of time
    • Recognizing others Physical Boundaries
    • Physical Affection should equal the level of commitment.
  • Sexual Activity is a Gamble
    • Teen pregnancy statistics
    • Teen/Young Adult STD/STI statistics 

KEY CONCEPTS 

  • Sexual Activity should always include consent.
  • My boundaries are worth respecting.
  • Physical boundaries regarding sexual activity should be set ahead of time. Sexual Activity is positive and healthy in a faithful marriage.
  • 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
  • Critical Health Behaviors
    • Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use
    • Unintentional Injuries
    • Violence and Teen Dating Violence
    • Nutrition and Physical Activity
    • Sexual Behaviors
  • Mental Boundaries (Understanding what feeds the mind)
  • Media
    • Music
    • Television/movies
    • Social Media
    • Video Games
  • Pornography
    • How to set a healthy boundary
    • Addiction 

KEY CONCEPTS 

  • Most media are meant for entertainment and do 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 Boundaries
    • Social: Relating to Others
    • Intimacy (Not all intimacy is romantic)
    • Setting Social Boundaries
    • Social Media/Sexting
  • Emotional Boundaries
    • Identifying and Understanding Emotions
    • Emotions’ role in Decision Making
    • Reacting to Another’s Emotions
  • Hope
    • Healthy Choices/Predictable Path
    • Benefits of marriage
    • A person isn’t defined by past unhealthy choices 

KEY CONCEPTS 

  • Saying “NO” protects me and others. Personal and private information should never be shared online.
  • I can control how I respond to my emotions and to the emotions of others.
  • Sexually active teens can choose Secondary Abstinence.
  • Making healthy choices today directs your 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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