Communication

Express Yourself

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 30 to 45 minutes

Date Published: 1999

Summary: The purpose of this interactive lesson is to review and reinforce assertive communication skills, and for participants to distinguish between assertive, passive and aggressive communication styles.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=176 


Make Your Voice Heard

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence; 15 – 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: This lesson is designed to help participants learn the difference between assertive, aggressive, and passive communication and to learn the appropriate communication style when confronting homophobia and transphobia. The facilitator reads aloud a scenario and participants practice writing possible reactions in different communication styles (passive, aggressive, or assertive).

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=202&Itemid=129


Delaying Tactics

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website, adapted from ETR’s Reducing The Risk

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 25 to 55 Minutes

Date Published: 1999

Summary: In this participatory activity that focuses on postponing sexual activity, students observe the teacher demonstrate role-plays and students then practice delaying skills in role-play situations. The educator then leads the students in a guided discussion about the activity.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=180 


Family, Grades 4-6, lesson #2 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County
Target Audience: Level II (preadolescence, ages 9 through 12 years; upper elementary school; grades 4-6)
Duration of Lesson: 30 to 90 minutes

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson helps young people recognize the purposes of families and that all members of a family (including parents) have needs. It also discusses different types of families. Young people also describe behaviors and feelings associated with good listening.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades456Lesson2.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Communication 1: The Basics, Grades 7 and 8, Lesson #16 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2009

Summary: In this lesson, students distinguish between assertive, aggressive, passive, and manipulative behaviors and statements and describe the consequences of each of these behaviors in a relationship with a parent, other adult, or peer. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades78Lesson16.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Communication 2: Asking Honestly for What You Want, Grades 7 and 8, Lesson #17 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One to two class periods

Date Published: 2009

Summary: In this lesson, students practice formulating assertive requests and discuss dealing with rejection. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades78Lesson17.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Communication 3: Taking “NO” for an Answer, Grades 7 and 8, Lesson #18 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson gives students an opportunity to practice techniques for responding to rejection after an assertive request was made. It helps students distinguish between aggressive, passive, manipulative, and assertive responses to rejection. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades78Lesson18.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx 


Communication 4: Saying “NO”, Grades 7 and 8, Lesson #19 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One class period or less

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson gives students opportunities to practice formulating and communicating assertive refusals. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades78Lesson19.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Communication 5: Defending Your Rights, Grades 7 and 8, Lessons #20 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: one class period

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson is designed to help students practice ways of defending themselves from unwanted physical and/or verbal interactions. Students are encouraged to formulate an assertive defense, protect him/herself as aggressively as necessary, and not over-react with hostility when it isn’t necessary. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades78Lesson20.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Grades 7 and 8, Lesson #5 

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson uses role-play and skits to get students thinking about and practicing ways of communicating to partners, health care providers, and parents about STDs. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/Grades78Lesson5.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


 Sexual Violence: Digital Communication & Safety, Grades 9-12, Lesson 19  

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school; grades 9-10)

Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2011

Summary: This lesson helps teens analyze how they use communication technology, and encourages them to think about the risks of such technology as it applies to sexual health and safety. Using scenarios, homework, and resources for parents, the lesson empowers youth to keep themselves safe online or while using other digital technologies.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS19DigitalSafety.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


 

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