Future Prevention & Educational Programs
Along with maintaining a future group home, we will be offering prevention programs, outreach programs as well as educational programs for Teens. These services will also be offered to teens outside of the group home. Below are just some of the topics that will be covered by those in these special fields.
Behavior Management Interventions:
If everyone in this world behaved properly, bullying certainly wouldn’t be as prevalent as it is.
Together we have the capacity to improve the well being of others. We must take giant steps in minimizing bullying.
The link between bullying and mental illness is extremely real.
70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.
15% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.
However, 55.2% of LGBT students experienced cyberbullying.
Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.
20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.
The growing awareness of the problem of bullying has led to the development of numerous anti-bullying interventions, as well as the passage of state and local laws and policies on bullying. Our efforts aim to reduce bullying and victimization or being bullied. Bullying can be many things. It can be considered physical such as hitting or punching, verbal like name-calling and teasing, or psychological and or relational, for instance, rumors, social exclusion. Typically, individuals involved with bullying are classified as bullies, bully-victims, victims, or bystanders. Our prevention programs will attempt to help parents and school staff address aggressive and violent behavior between students.
The future “R.U.R.A.” prevention program and interventions will include the following: Awareness-raising efforts: Efforts that can consist of assemblies for students, parent meetings, or in-service training for teachers to make participants aware of the problem of bullying. While raising awareness is important, such efforts are insufficient to change cultural norms and bullying behaviors. Therapeutic treatment for bullies: This approach will include classes in anger management or efforts to boost self-esteem and empathy. Mediation and conflict resolution: We will offer conflict resolution workshops, classes, study material, and quizzes. Students will also learn crucial conflict management skills.
Educational Programs Remote Learning
Life Skills Lessons Remote Learning
Our educational programs will include the following:
Who Are You? /What Is Overcoming Obstacles? /Working in Teams /Setting Expectations /
Confidence Building /Giving and Earning Respect / Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
Staying Healthy / Clarifying Values /Avoiding Stereotypes /Developing Personal Power Communication
Understanding Nonverbal Messages /Listening /Speaking /Being Assertive /Expressing Opinions
Constructively /Making Decisions / Weighing Options and Consequences / Making a Choice Defining
Goals / Developing a Positive Attitude / Being Accountable / Handling Stress / Managing Your Time
Studying effectively / Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses / Home Work Assistance /Teen Life Coaching Classes
Online Psychology Courses / Math Tutoring / Reading literacy programs /Reading Tutoring / Writing Tutoring / Study Skills / Act Prep and Sat Prep Tutoring
Step Against Bullying (Dance and Step Team ) /Cosmetology Classes / Ceramic Classes /DJ Classes / Sewing Classes Music Therapy /Drama and Theatrical Classes / Outdoor Adventures
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 – Centers for Disease Control, 2016
Our future goal is to provide tools to help youth identify the signs and symptoms of depression, suicide, and self-injury in themselves and their peers.
Human Traffic Prevention
600,000 to 800,000 people are estimated to be trafficked across nation’s borders world-wide every year. Source: 2014 TIP Report – US State Department
244,000 American children estimated to be at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in 2000
The average age of a person that is targeted and commercially sexually exploited is between 12 and 14 years old.
Trafficking of youth is a form of modern slavery within the United States. It is a crime involving the exploitation of U.S. citizen/resident or noncitizen youth for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, regardless of whether the trafficker or the victim crossed state or international borders. If a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is force, fraud, or coercion. We will offer workshops, classes, study material, and quizzes. Students will also learn how to avoid becoming a victim.
We will host awareness-raising classes and events to discuss human trafficking. For example, help teens learn how modern slavery exists today; through investigative documentary about sex trafficking. We will educate on how to help end human trafficking.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention
These 2014/2017 statistics about teen substance abuse tell only part of the story: Behind each statistic lies a devastated family, medical, financial and psychological ordeals, car accidents, lost jobs, derailed college experiences, incarceration and sometimes death by accident, homicide, overdose or suicide.
Alcohol is the substance abused most frequently by adolescents, followed by marijuana and tobacco. In the past month, 35 percent of high school seniors reported drinking some alcohol, 21 percent reported using marijuana, and 11 percent reported smoking cigarettes. Our drug prevention curriculum will provide girls in grades 9-12 with the drug abuse knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy decisions and resist the pressure to use drugs and say no to drugs. Our future comprehensive drug prevention program will incorporate lessons that will address decision making, risk reduction, problem-solving and goal setting in order to empower high school students to avoid drug use and drug addiction.
The future “R.U.R.A” drug prevention curriculum covers information on:
Prescription Drug Misuse:
Heroin and other drugs
Our lessons will also offer critical skills that enable high school students to:
Open a dialogue with their parents and trusted adults about the dangers of drugs in teenagers and other risky behaviors
Develop clear and concise decision-making strategies on drug avoidance
Develop a clear plan to refuse the inevitable offer of alcohol and drugs.
Learn to say no to drugs
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Parenting at any age can be challenging, but it can be particularly difficult for adolescent parents.
In 2015, just over 229,000 babies were born to teen girls between the ages of 15 and 19. Childbearing during adolescence negatively affects the parents, their children, and society. Compared with their peers who delay childbearing, teen girls who have babies are:
Less likely to finish high school;
More likely to rely on public assistance;
More likely to be poor as adults; and
More likely to have children who have poorer educational, behavioral, and health outcomes throughout their lives than do kids born to older parents.
Teen childbearing costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars due to lost tax revenue, increased public assistance payments, and greater expenditures for public health care, foster care, and criminal justice services. We will develop educational programs, containing a broad range of lesson plans targeting young people ages 12 through 19. Many of these programs will include experience, encouragement, beliefs, and to show them how to prevent and stop those who might be thinking of becoming sexually active, and to also have programs on the HIV, STD or sexually transmitted diseases, and how young teen girls can ensure themselves through these educational prevention programs.
Eating Disorders Prevention
Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents
95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25
50% of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 see themselves as overweight
80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight
Our goal is to reduce the incidence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. We will address ways of minimizing common social, and individual factors, such as pressures to be thin, communication problems within the family, and self-esteem issues that eventually lead to eating disorders. Our future goal is to provide classes with a comprehensive curriculum for addressing body image, eating, fitness, and weight concerns in today’s society and world.