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TIMD Philosophy 13
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TIMD Philosophy 13
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TIMD Philosophy 13
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TIMD Philosophy 13
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TIMD Philosophy 13
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  • 1.Strengthen personal integrity
    2.Practice filial piety
    3.Cultivate respect and appreciation for the opposite sex
    4.Practice being a true friend
    5.Deepen the heart through service
    6.Maintain sexual purity
  • 1.Clear sense of moral values
    2.Living up to one’s moral convictions
    3.Self-discipline and delayed gratification
  • Love and honor one’s parents
    Cultivation of loyalty
    Springboard to all forms of love
  • 1.Relate to them as siblings or close relatives
    2.Respect gender qualities
    Within family and friends
    Show modesty in attitude and appearance
  • 1.Practice loyalty, cooperation, support and honesty
    2.Make friends with various people of good character
    Different personalities
    Elder and younger
    Male and female
  • 1.Sexual compulsions
    2.Poor relationships with elders and friends
  • Opportunities to learn about giving and selflessness
    To give is to receive
    Love involves effort
  • 1.Essential to maturity
    2.Positive, practical, achievable lifestyle
  • 1.Recognize how one is possibly being manipulated
    2.Maintain self-respect and self-control to resist stimulation
    3.Know how to handle an emotional situation
  • “ If you loved me you would let me”
    “ I know you really want to”
    “ Everybody is doing it”
    “ If you loved me, you would not push me”
    “ Yes - with my future spouse”
    “ Not me”
    Moral conviction is most important
  • Cultivates empathy
    Fosters sense of self worth
    Sharpens relational and parenting skills
    Broadens base of friendship
  • Large numbers are making the commitment to save sex until marriage
  • 1.Opportunity to regain a sense of self-worth
    2.Best option for those disillusioned with premarital sex
  • The pure relationship of love between a man and a woman is a sacred trust to be cherished and honored, for the sake of building a true family, a healthy nation, and a world of peace.
    Once that love is consummated, it should never be broken.
  • 1.Stimulates selfishness
    2. Creates possessiveness
    3. Inhibits communication
  • 1.If married later, greater likelihood of divorce
    2.Increased conflict and poorer communication
    3.Greater risk of violence to women
    7 times the risk of assault by boy friends than by husbands
    Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, US Department of Justice, 1992
  • “Sex is most joyful and fulfilling - most emotionally safe as well as physically safe - when it occurs within a loving, total and binding commitment...[as in] marriage... the union of two person’s lives.”
    Source: Thomas Lickona, American Educator, Educating for Character
  • Teenage children are unable to connect sex with love
    Jean Piaget
    Adolescents are unable to think in terms of the future Lawrence Kohlberg
    Having sex before the heart is developed leads to problems with intimacy later
    Victor Frankl
  • Any position in life depends on meeting certain criteria
    The qualification for sex is maturity and marriage
  • Temptation of Sexual Love
  • Temptation of Sexual Love
  • 1.Protection of the heart, conscience and body
    2.Opportunity to develop character
    3.Freedom to develop other friendships
    4.Training for fidelity
    5.Less chance of divorce
  • 1.Greatest gift to show sincerity
    2.Freedom to learn the art of loving together
    3.Freedom from comparisons to past lovers
    4.Less chance of divorce
    5.Training for fidelity
  • Romance by itself Insufficient foundation for the enduring love needed to sustain marriages and families
  • 1.Psychological damage and problems for future marriage can afflict either men or women
    Even if disease and pregnancy are prevented
    Can have lifelong impact
  • 1.Caring
    2.Honesty
    3.Trust
    4.Fidelity
    5.Commitment
    6.Sense of sacrifice
    7.Sexual satisfaction
  • 7.Anxiety over possible pregnancy and disease
    8.Rage over betrayal
    9.Corruption ofcharacter
    10.Depression and suicide
    Source: Thomas Lickona, “The Neglected Heart,” American Educator, 1994
  • 1.Comparison to past partners
    2.Tendency towards infidelity
    3.Transmission of STDs
    4.Greater likelihood of divorce
  • 1.Regret
    2.Heartbreak
    3.Guilt and shame
    4.Stunted personal growth
    5.Loss of self-respect
    6.Fear of commitment
    Source: Thomas Lickona,“The Neglected Heart,” American Educator, 1994
  • Caution and wisdom needed because of the bonding power of love
  • 1.Looking for love
    2.Seeking acceptance
    From partner
    From peers
    3.Proving one’s manhood or womanhood
  • 1.Loving has purpose and direction
    Grounded in heart & conscience
    Purpose determines depth of love
    2.Love is grounded in ethical standards beyond the personal relationship
  • 1.Mature character Discernment and self-control
    2.Constant caring investment
    Communication
    Mutual support and service
    Shared interests and activities
    Forgiveness and making amends
    3.Shared ethical values
    Beyond mutual gratification
    Connected to community
  • 1.Includes sexual attraction
    Rooted in instinctual and unconscious forces
    2.Transient stage
    3.Lasting intimacy, freedom and joy takes time and investment
  • Transcript

    • 1. Drug and Our Youth— Focus on Prevention © 2002 International Educational Foundation IEF is responsible for the content of this presentation only if it has not been altered from the original. © IEF 1
    • 2. Strategies in the Fight Against Drugs 1. Law enforcement, Interdiction & Treatment  Need more resources  Poor results 2. Prevention  Needs less resources  Promising results © IEF 2
    • 3. Conventional Reasons Why People Begin to Take Drugs  Curiosity  Peer pressure  Change mood or sensation  Pleasure  Enhance performance © IEF 3
    • 4. Media Influence  Glamorizes drug abuse  Road to popularity and © IEF 4
    • 5. Information About Dangers — Poor Deterrent Need to focus on root causes of drug use © IEF 5
    • 6. Primary Reasons People Begin to Take Drugs Substitute for the fulfillment of basic life goals  Mature character  Loving relationships  Contribution to society © IEF 6
    • 7. Choices on the Way to Maturity Desire for Maturity Mak Self-Respect Mature Character e Effo rt False Self-Esteem Tak Selfe Destruction Dru g © IEF 7
    • 8. Risk Factors — Weak Character  Low moral standard  Disrespect for elders’ guidance  Poor selfdiscipline  Irresponsibility Susceptibility to drug abuse © IEF 8
    • 9. Protective Factors — Strong Character  High moral standard  Respect for elders’ guidance  Self-discipline  Responsibility Power to resist drugs © IEF 9
    • 10. Drugs Hinder Personal Growth  Disturbed emotions  Impaired intellect  Weakened will © IEF 10
    • 11. “I thought if I gave up marijuana and drinking then everything would somehow be all right. But the reality was that I had all the same problems that I did as when I started.” Former Drug Addict © IEF 11
    • 12. Choices on the Way to Love Desire for Contributi on Mak Healthy e Relationships Real Effo Interaction rt & Belonging Tak e Dru g False Sociabilit y & Sense Isolation & Loneliness © IEF 12
    • 13. Drugs as a Substitute for Love © IEF 13
    • 14. Risk Factors — Dysfunctional Family  Lack of parental love  Lack of parental discipline  Drug abuse by family members  Violence Susceptibility to © IEF 14
    • 15. Protective Factors — Sound Family  Parental Love  Proper discipline  Drug–free family members  Harmony Power to resist drugs © IEF 15
    • 16. Choices on the Way to Mastery Desire for Contributi on Mak e Effo rt Tak e Dru g Sense of Competence Success in Life Illusion of Competenc Loss of Control e over Life © IEF 16
    • 17. Risk Factors — Social Deficiencies  Ineffective schools  Few career opportunities  Lack of constructive recreation Susceptibility to drug abuse © IEF 17
    • 18. Protective Factors — Healthy Societies  Effective schools  Many career opportunities  Creative recreation Power to resist drugs © IEF 18
    • 19. Freedom & Drug Use Be Respo nsible True Freedom & Success Take Drug s Loss of Freedom & Addiction Free Will © IEF 19
    • 20. Natural “Highs”  Life–affirming exhilaration  Original joy desired © IEF 20
    • 21. © IEF 21
    • 22. © IEF 22 © IEF 22
    • 23. Natural High  Reinforces successful behavior  Encourages growth  Enhances wellbeing Drugged High  Reinforces addictive behavior  Short-circuits growth  Deteriorates well-being © IEF 23
    • 24. Drugs — A Moral Problem “Drug use is a misguided attempt to find the meaning of life [that gives] users a false and temporary sense of power and control. The drug problem is fundamentally a moral [one]…” William Bennett, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy © IEF 24
    • 25. Balanced Education Education for Mastery Education in Norms Cultivation of the Heart © IEF 25
    • 26. Prevention Works Reduction of Demand Promotion of Healthy Life-styles  Strong Character  Strong Families  Healthy Society © IEF 26
    • 27. Prevention Can Succeed American 12th Graders Using Drugs In Past Years 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 1995 1992 1985 1979 0% 1975 10% © IEF 27
    • 28. Major Psychoactive Drugs Stimulant Depressants Sharpens and accelerate functions Dull and slow Psychedelic s Alter perception © IEF 28
    • 29. Cocain e  Illusion of well-being  Extremely addictive  Cardiac arrest or lung failure © IEF 29
    • 30. Amphetamin es  Sense of power  Psychological dependence  Psychosis  Stroke or heart failure © IEF 30
    • 31. Heroin  Blocks pain and gives pleasure  Extremely addictive  Coma or cardiac arrest  Needles spread AIDS © IEF 31
    • 32. Marijua na  Impaired memory and low motivation  Lung damage  Laced with other drugs © IEF 32
    • 33. LSD  Hallucinations  Panic, paranoia and flashback © IEF 33
    • 34. PCP  Delusions  Violence  Temporary insanity © IEF 34
    • 35. Inhalant s  Cause exhilaration  Poisonous  Common among young adolescents © IEF 35
    • 36. Gateway Drugs and Youth  Alcohol  Tobacco  Marijua na  Heroin  Cocain e  PCP © IEF 36
    • 37. Tobacc o  Addictive  Kills three million annually worldwide Source: World Health Organization  Lung and heart disease © IEF 37
    • 38. Alcohol Abuse  Impairs judgement and coordination  Lowers inhibitions  Causes birth defects and liver damage © IEF 38
    • 39. Current U.S. Drug Use 12.6 million illicit drug users  10 million marijuana users  2.1 million lifetime heroin users Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1994 © IEF 39
    • 40. Drug Abuse Among U.S. Children Doubled among 12-17 year olds, 1992-95 Source: 1994, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services © IEF 40
    • 41. China’s Drug Problem 380,00 drug addicts in 1995  Almost 30 tons of illicit drugs seized between 19911995 Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1994 Projected to have the world’s largest number of addicts by 1998  Heroin is increasingly popular in major cities © IEF 41 © IEF 41
    • 42. Process of Physical and Emotional Dependence Addiction  Withdrawal painful Habit & Tolerance  More needed for same effect Casual Use Experimentat ion © IEF 42
    • 43. General Signs of Drug Abuse  Absenteeism & poor performance  Change on eating or sleeping  Hostility  Self-destructive behavior  Depression © IEF 43
    • 44. Denia l  Defense mechanism  to avoid recognizing damage  Moves from conscious to unconscious © IEF 44
    • 45. “After you take ‘crack’ [cocaine] for a while, you don’t want to stop until all the money is gone, until you have no choice.” ‘Crack’ cocaine user © IEF 45
    • 46. Withdrawal Symptoms Physical Psychologica l  Convulsion s  Vomiting  Paranoia  Cramps  Depression  Pain  Flashbacks  Delirium © IEF 46
    • 47. Drug Abuse — Never a Private Matter For every addict  Many individuals suffer  Society pays © IEF 47
    • 48. Stunting of Personal Development  Avoid dealing with life issues  No incentive to develop character © IEF 48
    • 49. Drugs — Destructive to Learning  Impair learning and development  Tied to school drop–out rates © IEF 49
    • 50. Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse 50% of all spousal abuse linked to intoxicants © IEF 50
    • 51. Stunting of Personal Development  Exploitative relationships  Tendency to isolation © IEF 51
    • 52. Injecting Drugs Spread HIV Infection 70% of all New York heroin addicts test positive for the HIV virus © IEF 52
    • 53. “This woman was pregnant, she was prostituting, was HIV positive and had a $250-a-day habit.” AIDS Patient © IEF 53
    • 54. Cost of U.S. Drug Abuse — $300 Billion Annually     Health care Lost productivity Crime Law enforcement Source: Senate Confirmation Hearings for National Drug Control Policy Director, Feb 28, 1996 © IEF 54
    • 55. Cost to Industry — More than $100 Billion  Absenteeism  Mistakes  Reduced production Source: Darryl Sinaba, et. al., Uppers Downers and All Arounders, 1994 © IEF 55
    • 56. Worldwide Trade in Illegal Drugs $500 Billion a year industry © IEF 56

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