Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. and Amy C. Schlieve, Ed.D. - Tertiary Prevention AD - Adolescents Program Description Designed For Teens; Curriculum empowers professionals with the tools to help teens sort out and master the complexities and challenges of adolescence. Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 *Available in Spanish **Available in Spanish & Other Languages It’s All About Being a Teen Tertiary Prevention - Treatment Group / Home-Based, Each session runs aprox. 50 - 90 minutes Number of Sessions Vary Developed from the Evidence Based Nurturing Programs, It’s All About Being a Teen is a 99 lesson, competency based curriculum that empowers professionals with the tools to help teens sort out and master the complexities and challenges of adolescence. Competency based lessons ensure successful teaching and learning is occurring. Ninety-nine lessons in 15 competency areas help teens: It's All About Being a Teen was developed as a treatment program for adolescents who exhibit maladaptive, disturbed, and delinquent behaviors. The 99 lessons provide specialists in mental health, special education with training in emotional disturbance/behavior disorders, and in drug and alcohol abuse/addiction the opportunity to involve troubled teens in meaningful education designed to develop healthy and nurturing lifestyles. A dynamic interactive curriculum designed to increase positive self-worth, personal empowerment, self-discipline, empathy, healthy attachments, and resilient-protective behaviors. • Understand Nurturing as a way of life • Increase their understanding of love & dating • Learn how their teen brain functions • Learn safety on the Internet and texting • Increase their self-awareness • Build positive parent-teen relationships • Build their positive worth • Manage their feelings • Learn what it means to be a family • Handle peer pressure and bullies • Learn about their family history • Build their positive communication skills • • Gain understanding of sex & sexuality • Gain knowledge of drug and alcohol addiction • Increase their understanding of body image issues, depression, and other mental health issues of adolescence. The Instructor’s Manual presents 99 easy to teach lessons. You decide what lessons to teach and when to teach them. • Each lesson lists the competencies the teens are to acquire. • End of class short essay questions ensure the information has been learned. • If the information has not been learned or the competencies have not been acquired, the content is re-taught. • Instructor’s Manual includes lesson handouts on CD. • Lessons can be taught in a group/class setting or one-to-one in an office/home setting. • Individual lessons can be selected to form education with a prevention or intervention focus. An invaluable resource for middle-school and high-school teachers, for professionals working with high risk youth in residential and detention centers, and for therapists/counselors working one-to-one with teens. 52