Sexual Abstinence

Touch and Abstinence, Grades 7 and 8, Lessons #12 and 13 

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: Two class periods with film and one class period without film

Date Published: 2009

Summary: The lesson helps students distinguish between nurturing, affectionate, sexual, violent, and exploitive touch and distinguish appropriate touch from inappropriate touch. Students also discuss the basic human need for touch and explore ways that individuals can get their need for touch met in nonsexual ways. A second class period is required if an optional video is used. 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_L12_13.ashx

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


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: 45-90 minutes

Date Published: 2011

Summary: This lesson focuses on helping students identify and practice the factors and skills necessary to make abstinence from sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal) work. 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/HS9Abstinence.ashx  

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


 The Alonzo and Briana Story

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

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

Duration of Lesson: 20 minutes

Date Published: 1999

Summary: The purpose of this activity is to help students identify reasons why young teens might postpone sexual activity. Students read The Alonzo and Briana Story and discuss, through active participation, reasons why the characters in the story should wait for sex.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/Recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=179 


“Not Doing It” Is Not Enough: Defining Abstinence With Teens

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: Not specified

Date Published: 2000

Summary: This lesson is designed to help students develop a common definition of sexual abstinence through individual and large group activities. Prior to conducting the lesson, facilitators are asked to develop their own "bottom line" definition of sexual abstinence that they will use to help frame the discussion.

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http://recapp.etr.org/Recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=173 


Teaching Abstinence as a Part of Comprehensive Sex Education: What is Abstinence?

Source: Advocates for Youth

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: Sexual Abstinence

Duration of Lesson: 50 minutes

Date Published: Undated

Summary: The activities in this lesson are designed to help participants to define abstinence and identify skills to make sexual abstinence work.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=659&Itemid=336


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 


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