LifeSmart Social Skills Curriculum - DateSmart

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Teach students social skills & to set dating boundaries, say no, remain abstinent, use clear communication and avoid sexual harassment

I am the school nurse and I use DateSmart for High school family life education. It meets abstinence criteria and is concrete enough for students to relate to and apply. They find it entertaining as well.
Donna Crawforrd

What is the DateSmart?

In DateSmart, students discover the most important behaviors related to dating in this age of sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy.Students are challenged to make wise choices in potentially difficult and/or awkward situations. They are asked to consider and question their own dating standards, as well as to examine their values about love and sex. DateSmart gives students much-needed tools to help them make safe and healthy decisions for themselves as well as others. Your students will learn the importance of clear communication and mutual respect. Your students will also learn the NotSmart and DateSmart ways to set boundaries, remain abstinent, say no and avoid the consequences of sexual harassment.

Part 1

The Art of Saying “No”

Your students will learn how to assertively, but not hurtfully, counter common seduction techniques. The “I’ll PASS” refusal model is introduced.

Part 2

How to Practice Abstinence

Abstinence conflicts and choices are clearly illustrated, along with a second illustration of the delivery of the “I’ll PASS” refusal model.

Part 3

How to Protect Your Boundaries

Students will learn how to establish and maintain appropriate intimacy boundaries.

Part 4

How Girls Can Avoid Getting Into Trouble

Female students will see what they can do to avoid the possibility of exploitation. Note: It’s never a girl’s fault if she is victimized; however, women can take precautions.

Part 5

How Guys Can Avoid Getting Into Trouble

Male students will learn to avoid the ways guys get into trouble, from dating a minor to getting a girl pregnant. They’ll learn how hard the law can be when you don’t listen to “No.”

Part 6

Understanding the Sexes

In this segment, students will learn that women and men really do think differently about intimacy and relationships.

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We believe you learn best when you laugh. By making the classroom experience more comfortable and enjoyable, humor can make teaching and learning more effective, especially for the K12 segment. At Stanfield, we use humor as an integral part of our curricula.

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