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Affective Education

A comprehensive guidance and counseling curriculum encourages each child to grow in skills in the following areas: personal, social, emotional, educational and moral. Students will work toward achieving self-understanding, social skills and decision-making skills, and gain competence in taking care of oneself.

Bonding to Family and School

  • Appreciate self as special
  • Identify personal strengths and strengths of others
  • Identify healthy ways to have fun and feel good
  • Identify ways to take care of the body
  • Abide by ground rules for discussing
  • Discuss sensitive topics in front of others
  • Make decisions
  • Identify source of influence
  • Learn to say “NO” and keep friends (refusal skills)
Drug and Alcohol Information
  • Define drugs and their effects
  • Discuss effects of chemical dependency on the family
  • Know the effects of alcohol and nicotine on various body systems
  • Discuss reasons people do or do not use drugs
  • Discuss risk factors and ways to reduce risks
  • Identify and evaluate sources of information about drugs