For other information and useful links, visit the American College of Preventive Medicine Adolescent Health Initiative or the ACPM website at org.
Suggested questions for guiding a discussion are included. option=com_content&task=view&id=219&Itemid=129 Source: ETR RECAPP Website Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: 1 hour 20 minutes (Part I, 30 minutes; Part II, 50 minutes) Date Published: 2002 Summary: This learning activity is designed to help youth understand the risks of unprotected sex and learn about contraceptive options.
To view this lesson click here: Source: ETR Re CAPP 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: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: Not indicated Date Published: 2004 Summary: This lesson engages students in a variety of activities designed to help them evaluate and give advice about romantic and sexual relationships between teen females and adult men.
According to the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, approximately 10 percent of adolescents nationwide reported being the victim of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner during the previous year. The rate of psychological victimization is even higher: Between two and three in 10 reported being verbally or psychologically abused in the previous year, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. As for perpetration rates, there are currently no nationwide estimates for who does the abusing, and state estimates vary significantly.
Dating helps teens develop their interpersonal skills.
Through romantic relationships teens learn how to listen to their partners, communicate thoughts and feelings, apologize and empathize with their partner's emotions, notes Gurian.
In South Carolina, for example, nearly 8 percent of adolescents reported being physically violent to a romantic partner.
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Please refer to the Adolescence can be a challenging time, not only for the adolescent but also for his or her health care provider.
The challenge for providers is to become proficient at assessing and providing guidance for the unique psychosocial issues of adolescence, and learning how to relate to adolescents in a way that builds a trusting, open relationship.
The skills developed during adolescence will largely influence the way teens interact with romantic partners in adulthood.
Whether teens learn to use effective communication with others, or resort to yelling and screaming during disputes, these interpersonal practices often accompany teens into adulthood.
An annual wellness visit should be promoted, but every visit can be used to encourage healthy choices.
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Dating is a big deal to adolescents -- and rightfully so.
Teens become more self-aware through involvement in romantic relationships, and learn how to interact with others on an intimate level, says Anita Gurian, Ph.
Participants group into teams to resolve an assigned case study and present their solution to the entire group.
To view this lesson click here: Source: Advocates for Youth Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: 40 to 50 minutes Date Published: Undated Summary: This lesson examines how gender roles affect relationships and explores situations where gender roles and stereotypes might affect teen’s goals, decisions and relationships.