Assertiveness

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)
Topic: Assertiveness

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.

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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)
Topic: Assertiveness

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).

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


Communication 1: The Basics, Grades 7 and 8, Lessons #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:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L16.ashx

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Communication 2: Asking Honestly for What You Want, Grades 7 and 8, Lessons #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:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L17.ashx

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Communication 3: Taking “NO” for an Answer, Grades 7 and 8, Lessons #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:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L18.ashx

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Communication 4: Saying “NO”, Grades 7 and 8, Lessons #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:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L19.ashx

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Healthy Relationships, Grades 9-12, Lesson 5 

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 teaches students effective communication practices to assert what they do and do not want in a relationship.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS5HealthyRelationships.ashx 

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Sexual Violence Prevention, Grades 9-12, Lesson 6

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: 2013

Summary: In this lesson, students focus on how to identify and stop an array of behaviors including rape and sexual assault, child sexual abuse, voyeurism, child pornography and exploitation, sexual harassment and misconduct, and communication with minors for immoral purposes, for example sexting. This lesson deals particularly with problems high school students face. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS6SexualViolencePrevention.ashx 

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Abstinence, Grades 9-12, Lesson 9 

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: In this lesson, students define the word "sex", articulate to a partner the decision to not have sex, and practice using assertive decision-making techniques with a partner.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS9Abstinence.ashx 

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Abstinence, Grades 9-12, Lesson


??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 Publish

Summary: In this lesson, students define the word "sex", articulate to a partner the decision to not have sex, and practice using assertive decision-making techniques with a partner.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS9Abstinence.ashx

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HIV: Review & Focus on Communication, Grade 12, Lesson 12d 

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); Suggested for use with 12th grade, but appropriate 9-12 


Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2011

Summary: In this lesson, students describe three strategies for communicating with partners about using condoms, using dental dams, and getting tested for HIV, and demonstrate the ability to discuss HIV status and negotiate HIV testing with a partner. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS12dHIVCommunication.ashx 

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Talking with Partners about Prevention, Grades 9-12, Lesson 13 

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: In this lesson, students demonstrate assertive communication with a partner about abstinence, STD testing, condoms, and other contraception. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS13TalkingWithPartners.ashx 

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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: In this lesson, learners will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks that involve the use of online and communication technology. Using the Online Behaviors That Are Risky Handout and the Communication Scenarios Worksheet, they will list ways that teens can 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 

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