Research has shown that, particularly in the absence of strong family and community values, the decisions of many teenagers are based on peer influence. This inspiring volume guides students through explorations of individual self-concept and personal values in order to aid their decision-making over issues such as dating, sexual behaviour and relationships with family and friends. Containing a lesson plan and student worksheets, the book will prove an invaluable tool in the current reform efforts to re-establish values education in schools.
PART ONE: HOW YOUR VALUES AND ATTITUDES AFFECT YOUR FRIENDSHIPSExploring Who You AreSexual Values What Are They? What Shapes Them?Who Are Your Heroes? Heroines?Making Choices Values and Peer PressurePART TWO: FRIENDSHIP ISSUES AND PARENTSYou and Your Parents Recognizing ConflictResolving Conflicts with Parents/GuardiansPART THREE: DATING DECISIONSChoosing a Dating PartnerWhat's a Date?PART FOUR: DATING AND SEXUAL ISSUESTeen Sexual BehaviorPART FIVE: SEXUAL EXPLOITATIONAcquaintance/Date Rape What Every Adolescent Needs to KnowSexual Harassment