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Piascy group discussion about abstainance


Decision-Making as a youth …

Decision-Making as a youth
Refusal Skills
Consequences of Sexual Activity.

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  • 1. Facilitator: Mr. Mukalele Rogers Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010 School: Jinja College Topic: Abstinence PIASCY GROUP DISCUSSION
  • 2.
    • In our meeting today, we shall discuss the following:
    • Decision-Making
    • Abstinence
    • Refusal Skills
    • Consequences of Sexual Activity
    Adolescence & Abstinence
  • 3. Part I Decision-Making
  • 4.
    • Media
    • Television
    • Music
    • Friends/Peers
    • Parents
    • Siblings
    • Extended family
    • Religious organizations
    • Cultural traditions
    • Associations
    • School organizations (sports, clubs)
    Influences Qn: Which things influence us in our society to take up personal decisions?
  • 5.
    • Adolescence is a time for personal development
          • Adolescents will be exposed to new things and will face greater challenges in everyday life
          • Important to keep influences in mind when making a decision.
          • Decide for your self, don’t let others decide for you
    Making Responsible Decisions
  • 6. Six Steps of Decision-Making Process
    • First Consider the situation at hand
    • List the options
    • Weigh the possible outcomes
  • 7. Six Steps of Decision-Making Process
    • Consider your values
    • Don’t decide to do something because everybody is doing it. You are not Everybody. You are somebody
    • Make a decision, act, and mean it.
  • 8. Making Sexual Decisions
    • Physical and emotional changes during adolescence can lead to confusion and concern
    • Important to know the difference between feelings of sexual attraction (lust) and love
    • Remember: You DO NOT have to act on sexual impulses! Don’t let your feelings control you!
  • 9. Making Sexual Decisions
    • Many teens act on sexual impulses out of curiosity, pressure from others, or a desire to be an adult
    • Decision to engage in sexual activity is the biggest and most important decision a teen can make due to life-long implications
  • 10. Making Sexual Decisions
    • It is easier to make good judgments when you have a clear mind and are not feeling pressured
    • Remember: It is much easier to make decisions about your limits BEFORE you get involved in sexual activity
    • “ You have to stand for what you believe in. And sometimes you have to stand alone.” ~ Queen Latifah
  • 11. Part II Abstinence
  • 12.
    • Definition of abstinence
    • Five steps to help you stay abstinent
  • 13. Definition of Abstinence
    • Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure .
    • Sexual abstinence is the practice of refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, legal, social or religious reasons.
  • 14. How can I stay abstinent?
    • 1. Establish your own priorities.
    • • Priorities are those things that are most important to you.
  • 15. How can I stay abstinent?
    • 2. Set limits on how you are willing to express affection.
  • 16. How can I stay abstinent?
    • 3 . Engage in physical body exercises like sports to get rid of excess energy.
  • 17. How can I stay abstinent?
    • 4. Discuss your feelings with a trusted adult. Get advise from good sources
  • 18. How can I stay abstinent?
    • 5. Steer clear of high pressure situations.
      • Dark rooms
      • Unsupervised settings
      • Don’t use alcohol or other drugs that may affect judgment
  • 19. How can I stay abstinent?
    • 6. Always keep your spiritual growth upright. A good relationship with God can always remind you not to go astray. (Holy Spirit)
  • 20. It’s great to wait! 6. If you are currently sexually active, re-evaluate your decision.
  • 21. Part III Refusal Skills
  • 22. Refusal Skills
    • Clear communication with partner
    • Verbal and non-verbal actions send the same message
    • Clear body language
  • 23. Refusal Skills
    • Self-control
      • A person’s ability to override emotions and make a responsible decision
      • No conflicting actions
    • Assertiveness
  • 24. Part IV Consequences of Sexual Activity
  • 25. Negative Consequences of Sexual Activity
    • Unplanned pregnancy
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Loss of self-respect
    • Negative effects on social relationships
  • 26. Unplanned Pregnancy
    • Complicates adolescent life:
      • adds serious responsibility
      • give up child for adoption is a possibility
    • 86% of teen pregnancies are unplanned
    • Giving birth at a young age increases health risks for both the mother and child
    • Limits the teens’ future
      • Drop out of school to support the child
      • Give up future plans for college, employment, etc.
    Teens are not ready for Parenthood!
  • 27. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Spread from person to person through sexual contact
    • People ages 15-19 are at greatest risk
    • One in four sexually active adolescents will become infected before graduating from high school
    • STDs require medical treatment
    • Can make a person sterile (unable to conceive a child)
  • 28. Examples of STDs
    • AIDS
    • Genital Herpes
    • Syphilis
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhea
  • 29. Mental and Social Affects
    • Loss of self-respect
    • Diminished self-image
    • Tension between boyfriend/girlfriend relationships
    • Sexual activities may lead to unshared feelings, emotional attachment and other dilemmas
  • 30. Conclusion The End