State Standard - Health

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Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health: Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness. Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health: Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness. Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health: Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness.
A. Communication A. Communication A. Communication
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
a. Demonstrate effective listening skills.
a. Identify reasons for advocacy, including for needs and rights of others, healthy social environment, and fairness.
a. Analyze barriers to effective communication.
b. Demonstrate effective speaking skills.
b. Demonstrate effective advocacy skills, in oral and written forms.
b. Utilize/model strategies to overcome barriers when communicating information, ideas, emotions, and opinions.
c. Demonstrate ways to communicate respect for diversity, including mental and physical disabilities, culture, and race/ethnicity.
  c. Evaluate effective communication in everyday situations.
B. Emotions
1. Establish how emotions influence behavior.
a. Synthesize positive ways to manage emotions.
   
C. Components of Personal Well-being C. Components of Personal Well-being
1. Analyze components to promote personal well-being.
1. Apply the components of personal well-being to develop lifelong wellness skills and strategies.
a. Define and give examples of the components of personal well-being, identified as spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional/mental, social, and environmental.
  a. Explain the importance of assuming responsibilities of personal health behavior.
b. Investigate the components of personal well-being to assess areas of personal need.
  b. Compose a personal health goal and measure progress towards its achievement.
    c. Devise a plan that addresses personal strengths, needs, and health risks.
D. Decision Making
1. Apply the decision-making process to personal issues and problems.
a. Predict how decisions regarding behavior have consequences for self and others.
   
b. Analyze how decisions are influenced by external conditions including culture and the media.
   
E. Character Traits
1. Examine personal assets and strengths that contribute to ones uniqueness.
a. Develop strategies to incorporate positive character traits.
   
F. Stress
1. Investigate factors associated with personal stress .
a. Identify personal stressors.
   
b. Evaluate and analyze strategies to manage stress .
   
c. Apply coping skills to manage real-life situations.
   
G. Conflict Resolution
1. Recognize the nature of conflict and conflict-resolution.
  a. Identify sources of conflict.
 
  b. Identify solutions for conflict.
 
  c. Summarize conflict resolution strategies.
 
  d. Demonstrate conflict resolution strategies, including collaboration, negotiation, and refusal to avoid harmful situations to self and others.
 
H. Self Image
7. Compare internal and external influences on self image.
a. Analyze how self image is influenced by external forces, such as media, friends, family, and role models.
   
b. Analyze how self image is influenced by internal forces, such as heredity, interests, and likes/dislikes.
   
I. Personal Goals
1. Implement a strategy and evaluate progress toward achieving personal goals.
    a. Identify the importance of setting goals.
    b. Explain how changing information, abilities, priorities, and responsibilities influence personal goals.
    c. Evaluate strategies, skills and resources that are used to achieve personal goals.
    d. Develop a goal to adopt, maintain or improve a personal wellness habit.
    e. Construct a plan to achieve a personal wellness goal.
J. Mental Illness, Depression , Suicide
1. Identify potential destructive behaviors.
    a. Identify warning signs of depression , suicide and/or other destructive behaviors.
    b. Identify resources that address depression and suicide .
    c. Examine suicide prevention strategies.