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Issues Youth Face
The No-Touch Ban
Is this the easy way out for schools?
Take time to teach healthy vs.
unhealthy relationship patterns
Suspending Kids for Hugging
“I think we should be able to hold hands or hug at
least,” Annie Wilson, 12, told the Bulletin...
Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Touch
• Harlow Study
• Teaching students to keep boundaries and
respect for others
• When touching s...
Teen Relationship Abuse
• How to spot Relationship Abuse
•No when to say “NO!”
• Educate
Teen Abuse Statistics
• 33% of teens report some abuse
• 12% report physical abuse
• Teen relationship abuse is same as ad...
CONT:
• The outcome of abuse is seen in poor grades,
taking sexual risks, substance abuse, and a
higher rate of pregnancy
...
Healthy Teen Relationships
• Choose Respect
• Trust and Support
•Open Communication
• Respect each other’s independence
Why Talk to kids before they start
dating?
• According to the CDC, It is important for teens
to talk and ask questions bec...
Should schools re-consider a complete
ban on touching?
• What is political and what is in the best interests
of the studen...
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Issues youth face

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Issues youth face

  1. 1. Issues Youth Face
  2. 2. The No-Touch Ban Is this the easy way out for schools? Take time to teach healthy vs. unhealthy relationship patterns
  3. 3. Suspending Kids for Hugging “I think we should be able to hold hands or hug at least,” Annie Wilson, 12, told the Bulletin in Bend. “Because it’s not doing anything bad.” Cazz, a student, says the rule is dumb and “Hugging is like a sign of affection” Source: Foxnews.com
  4. 4. Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Touch • Harlow Study • Teaching students to keep boundaries and respect for others • When touching should be punished • The key is to educate!!!!! • This is not a black and white issue
  5. 5. Teen Relationship Abuse • How to spot Relationship Abuse •No when to say “NO!” • Educate
  6. 6. Teen Abuse Statistics • 33% of teens report some abuse • 12% report physical abuse • Teen relationship abuse is same as adult in that it consists of mental, emotional, sexual, and physical violence. • Abuse is across all relationships both straight, gay, bi-sexual, and transgendered Source: WebMD
  7. 7. CONT: • The outcome of abuse is seen in poor grades, taking sexual risks, substance abuse, and a higher rate of pregnancy • Teens don’t always understand what abuse is so they need to be taught • Teens need to know to go to a parent, counselor, or domestic violence crisis line for help • Source: WebMD
  8. 8. Healthy Teen Relationships • Choose Respect • Trust and Support •Open Communication • Respect each other’s independence
  9. 9. Why Talk to kids before they start dating? • According to the CDC, It is important for teens to talk and ask questions because they need to learn about positive dating skills. • Teach them respect – Showing feelings of concern for the well-being of another person • Anger Management • Compromise – Turn into a win-win • Assert not Aggressive -
  10. 10. Should schools re-consider a complete ban on touching? • What is political and what is in the best interests of the students? • Have we talked to students more about how this effects them? • What happens to healthy development when sports and recess are taken away from students? • In a world that is becoming more isolating is taking away healthy affection going to increase violent anti-social behaviors?

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