Big decisions 2010 overviewPresentation Transcript
BIG DECISIONS Created by Dr. Janet P. Realini Presented by Brazos Area Health Education Center
WHAT IS BIG DECISIONS?
Big Decisions is a program developed by Dr. Janet P. Realini M.D., M.P.H., a doctor at University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, who realized the importance of an effective abstinence plus program for today’s youth.
Big Decisions is designed for adolescents grade 8-12 (and sometimes 7 th grade) and its purpose is “to help young people make healthy and informed decisions about sex” (Big Decisions)
PROGRAMS KEY MESSAGES
Having Sex is a BIG DECISION
ABSTINECE is the healthiest choice
Teens who have sex must TAKE ACTION
Use CONDOMS correctly and EVERY TIME
GET TESTED for STD’S
Big Decisions meets the Texas Educational code requirements for sex education in public schools.
Presents abstinence as the preferred choice for unmarried persons of school age;
Emphasizes that abstinence is the only method that is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, STDs and HIV/AIDS, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity
WHY DO WE NEED BIG DECISIONS?
Almost half of US teens have sex
Over half have had oral sex
STD transmission rates are up
According to the CDC, Texas is ranked 3 rd for highest teen birth rates in the country with 63.1 per 1,000 teens.
WHERE IS BIG DECISIONS USED?
San Antonio ISD
Northeast ISD ( San Antonio )
Hays Consolidated ISD
Edcouch Elsa ISD
Communities in Schools in various Houston and Austin ISDs.
Faith-Based organizations in McLennan County
McLennan County School
CDC National Vital Statistics Report Births Final Data for 2006 Jan. 7, 2009 Figure 5. Percent change in birth rate for teenagers 15-19 2005 and 2006
FIGURE 3. CHLAMYDIA — RATES BY STATE: UNITED STATES AND OUTLYING AREAS, 2008 Center for Disease Control and Prevention STD Surveillance Report 2008
FIGURE 16. GONORRHEA — RATES BY STATE: UNITED STATES AND OUTLYING AREAS, 2008 Center for Disease Control and Prevention STD Surveillance Report 2008
TEXAS IS RANKED 3RD IN TEEN BIRTH RATES WITH A RATE OF 63.1 Texas Department of State Health Services 2006 What about your county? County Total Births Birth rate Bell 733 84.1 Bosque 29 45.1 Brazos 298 30.8 Burleson 32 46.0 Coryell 130 50.7 Ellis 299 51.5 Falls 37 57.5 Hamilton 18 64.1 Hill 83 67.6 Hood 87 51.8 Johnson 325 53.3 Lampasas 40 51.2 Limestone 50 66.8 McLennan 585 62.3 Milam 50 53.8 Navarro 125 71.7 Robertson 41 65.9 Somervell 12 37.5
RATES OF MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Texas Department of State Health Services HIV/STD Surveillance Report 2008 What about your county? County Chlamydia Gonorrhea State of TX 408.2 130.6 Bell 1,201.5 455.4 Bosque 183.6 81.0 Brazos 455.0 211.6 Burleson 221.8 86.6 Coryell 300.8 87.8 Ellis 265.6 82.6 Falls 476.9 206.7 Hamilton 190.3 0.0 Hill 329.4 91.3 Hood 163.2 10.0 Johnson 166.3 37.7 Lampasas 153.3 35.0 Limestone 325.7 167.1 McLennan 578.6 250.2 Milam 372.8 125.5 Navarro 520.6 192.8 Robertson 337.3 159.8 Somervell 188.4 11.8
1 st class has pretest of knowledge and attitudes along with setting ground rules
1 hour class sessions
Last class is wrap up and post test
Rules of the Game (Pre test and setting ground rules)
Anatomy and Reproduction
Relationship and Romance
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Goals and Dreams
Dealing with Pressure
Evaluation (Wrap up and Post Tests)
RULES OF THE GAME: FORMING A RESPECTFUL GROUP
Fill out the PRE-TEST materials
Overview of the curriculum
Identify RESPECT as a key value of the group
Develop ground rules for the group
ANATOMY AND REPRODUCTION: HOW IT WORKS
Identify the names and functions of the male and female body parts
Review how pregnancy happens
Evaluate statements about reproduction to determine if they are true or false
RELATIONSHIPS AND ROMANCE: WHAT IS HEALTHY? WHAT IS I LOVE?
Identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships
Consider how having sex can cause problems in the teen relationships
Learn how physical attraction (lust) and crushes (infatuation) are different from mature love