Age Group: Adolescent, Young Adult
For Use By: Young People
Recommended For: Group Training, Schools
Publishing Date: 1998
Featured in the 7-Part Teaching Independent Living Curriculum
The Health Matters curriculum has three components: a leaders guide, a video and a workbook. The program goal is to help teens become more willing and able to take care of themselves and to choose a healthy lifestyle.
The curriculum, consisting of two 90 minute classes of instruction, includes class discussions and fun exercises on understanding improving personal health habits.
A tension-filled, eye-opening drama about a group of teens that face a health crisis introduces the need to take care of yourself. The action shows the impact of living choices and the influence of roommates on health. This video helps demonstrate a peer model of an inner support structure and trust between friends. A riveting training experience for all teens facing living on their own.
Driving the instruction is an unforgettable book, The Teenage Human Body Operator's Manual, with over 500 cartoon illustrations to convey down-to-earth quality information to teens about their personal health. Following a car manual theme, chapter titles include: Parts and Features, Customized Bodies, Sex Brakes, and Passenger Safety. The book includes a self-administered 5,500-day habit tune-up and a strategy for changing habits emceed by an Elvis impersonator.
30 minute DVD, 28 page Leader's Guide, 10 student Teenage Human Body Operator's Manual books.
Additional 10 Teenage Human Body Operator's Manual books or Single Workbook