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Using the State Curriculum: Health Education, High School

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Health Education

Standard 1 Mental and Emotional Health

Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness.

Topic

A. Communication

Indicator

1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.

Objectives

a. Discuss skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others.

b. Utilize strategies to overcome barriers when communicating information, ideas, emotions, and opinions about health issues.

c. Analyze how interpersonal communication affects relationships.

d. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect for self and others in making positive health choices.

Topic

D. Decision-making

Indicator

1. Apply the decision-making process to personal issues and problems.

Objectives

a. Demonstrate the ability to utilize strategies when making decisions related to health needs and risks of young adults.

b. Analyze health concerns that require collaborative decision-making.

c. Predict immediate and long-term impact of health decisions on the individual, family, and community.

d. Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal health goals.

e. Formulate an effective plan for lifelong health.

Topic

F. Stress

Indicator

1. Demonstrate, evaluate and analyze strategies to manage stress.

Objectives

a. Assess situations that are perceived as personal stressors.

b. Compare stressors across the lifespan.

c. Formulate positive ways to manage stressful situations.

Topic

G. Conflict Resolution

Indicator

1. Justify the nature of conflict and conflict resolution.

Objectives

a. Assess conflict resolution strategies that promote and sustain interpersonal relationships.

Topic

J. Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide

Indicator

1. Recognize and respond to destructive behaviors.

Objectives

a. Relate mental and emotional health to disease and disorder.

b. Investigate the warning signs of depression and suicide.

c. Apply strategies and skills to intervene when signs of depression occur.

d. Design a plan to access information and services to help prevent suicide.

2009-01-27