Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: Yes
This course is designed to give middle school students the information they need to have health for a lifetime. This includes how to make good decisions about health. Issues covered include eating disorders, stress-related emotional disorders, coping with stress, peer pressure, relationships, as well as use and misuse of prescription, illegal, and OCT drugs. Adolescence and puberty are presented. The course also presents safety and first aid, including first on-scene responses such as CPR, choking rescue, and use of an AED. Students are given instruction on avoiding danger, abuse, and violence. This discussion includes information about gangs and weapons. Students are given tools to enhance their own social skills and improve their outlook for personal and community health. They are taught the importance of respect for themselves and others, including preventing bullying behavior. Students are exposed to long-term strategies and goal setting, as well as career information and outlooks in health-related industries.
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