During this program students learn the concepts of self-image and self-esteem and explore factors that influence their perceptions of themselves: cultural expectations, peer pressure, media images and more.
Educators present skills for improving self-esteem and for managing external influences healthfully. The program expands its focus to social interactions, exploring the qualities of healthy relationships using role play to enforce skill building. Finally, students learn tools for protecting themselves on the internet, in social media environments and texting.
- Understand the factors that make us who we are and how these factors influence our interactions with others.
- Accept that we should consider the effect of our actions on others when making decisions.
- Develop skills to make choices that positively affect our physical and emotional health
ISBE Social Emotional Learning Standards: 1A.3a, 1A.3b, 1B.3a, 2A.3b, 2B.3a; 2B.3b; 2C.3a, 2D.3b, 3B.3b
ISBE Health Standards: 23.A.3a, 23.B.3a, 23.C.3a, 24.A.3a; 24.A.3b; 24.A.3c;
National Sexuality Education Standards: PD.8.CC.1, PD.8.INF.1, PD.8.DM.1, HR.8.CC.1, HR.8.INF.1, HR.8.SM.1, HR.8.IC.1, HR.8.INF.2, PS.8.CC.1, PS.8.AI.1, PS.8.SM.2