Adolescent Health & Youth Development
(courtesy of the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department)
The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program focuses on improving the health of young people, ages 10-19, and providing educational and skill building workshops and programs that help them navigate safely through adolescence and into adulthood. Courses include:
- Relationship Smarts is designed to help adolescents gain knowledge and develop skills for making good decisions about forming and maintaining healthy relationships. It focuses on personal development related to identity, goals and values, distinguishing between healthy versus unhealthy relationship behaviors and safe choices in forming relationships, preventing dating violence, developing communication skills, and preparation for adult roles and responsibilities related to parenting and marriage.
- Making a Difference: An Abstinence Approach to HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease and Teen Pregnancy Prevention is designed to reach adolescents, age 11-13, who attend middle schools. This curriculum recognizes families as the primary educators of sexual health and family values and aims to provide the tools children need to make healthy choices by teaching them about prevention and their bodies.
- Making Proud Choices: A Safer Sex Approach to STDs, Teen Pregnancy and HIV Prevention is an adaptation of the Be Proud! Be Responsible curriculum, intended to reach middle school and high school students. It is designed to help adolescents develop the skills and motivation necessary to reduce risk related behaviors, and presents abstinence as the best way to prevent HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy. This curriculum incudes a condom and contraceptive demonstration.
See more at: http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/health-wellness/adolescent-health-youth-development/
For information on these classes or how to bring them to your school, contact Albert Case, Director of Adolescent Health & Substance Abuse Prevention at Albert.Snyder-Case@dph.ga.gov