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Sexual Abuse: Recognizing & Reporting
This is not a lesson per se but there is some very good information. We, as teachers, are bound by law to report abuse. If you are comfortable, I think it's a good idea to let your classes know that you care and that this is a duty you have. It may open a door for a student who needs your help.
Journalism: Technology and Teen Abuse
Students investigate the link between technology and abuse among teens. They research dating abuse when cell phones or the Internet are involved. Working as a team of reporters, photographers, graphic artists, and page designers, they create a package that is compelling for readers.
Drug Abuse Brochure
Students work together to complete a crossword puzzle about drugs by locating needed information on the Internet. They use that information to design, produce and distribute a drug abuse brochure.
Various Types of Abuse
Eighth graders are introduced to the various types of abuse. In groups, they identify the signs for each type of abuse and discuss what to do in order to get help. They also discover ways to cope with the abuse and people they can talk to about these issues.
Various Types of Abuse (Lesson 2)
Eighth graders review the types of physical abuse from a previous lesson. In groups, they analyze different situations in which they identify the signs of physical and sexual abuse. As a class, they describe actions that can be taken to receive help for abusive children.
Crossing the Synaptic Gap
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in which the numbers that appear on the dice represent the number of incoming signals and the number of signals inhibited by drugs. This fun activity is a stimulating discussion-starter on the nervous system or on substance abuse in either a life science or health class. Note that you will need a projection image from one of the other wonderful lessons in the unit.
Family Law - Child Abuse
Young scholars identify and examine children's protective rights provided by law, discuss difficulties of determining whether child is abused or neglected, identify types of child abuse and neglect, analyze hypothetical situations to determine whether an abuse occurred, and recognize duty to report child abuse or neglect.
Abuse and Neglect: United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child
Young scholars analyze the consequences of inadequate or inappropriate care giving (e.g., the effects of neglect or abuse). They analyze the influences that have impact on growth and development during adolescence. Pupils analyze services that might be used in care-giving situations for adolescents. Students identify issues facing families in a multicultural and global society. They describe strategies for taking action on social issues that affect families.
Prescription Drug Abuse Series "Changes for Life"
Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In this drug awareness lesson, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society. This lesson includes a project an assessment, web resources, and worksheets.
Students discuss child abuse, broadly define and identify various types of child abuse, identify signs of child abuse, and list and discuss local area resources available for victim assistance.
How Inhalant Abuse Damages the Brain
In this inhalant abuse worksheet, students read about a study conducted on inhalant abusers and their brains. Students read about the results of the study and the findings. They answer 2 questions about the study and indicate the areas of the brain affected by the inhalants and how the scientists came to conclusions about the changes in the brains of the inhalant users.
Teen Domestic Abuse and Violence
Inform your class about teen dating abuse. This resource lays out a comprehensive plan for helping teens become aware of the signs of abuse. The lesson is complete with vocabulary, worksheets, a PowerPoint presentation, and videos. Encourage your class to stay out of abusive relationships with this powerful message about respect and love.
Substance Abuse Prevention
Students evaluate the impact of substance use and abuse in society and the workplace. They identify support services in the workplace which deal with substance abuse. They create an "ideal" policy statement governing substance abuse in a w
Drug Abuse Affects Decision Making
For this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, students read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
Technology and Teen Abuse
High schoolers research dating abuse, particularly as it affects teens in general and specifically when technology like cells phones and the Internet is involved. They develop and use a survey on dating abuse in thier school and use the information to create public service annoncements to educate fellow students about dating abuse and technology.
Students describe the effects of drugs on the human body, both short-and long-term consequences. They create personal approaches to substance abuse control and prevention. Students demonstrate effective practices in working within groups. They explore the dangers of substance abuse and get directly involved in the prevention process
Abuse of Power
Pupils process news of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in American custody and explore international laws that dictate the treatment of prisoners during wartime.
Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Alcoholism
Students examine influences contributing to alcohol use and abuse. They asses the genetic and environmental factors involved in alcoholism. They create a histogram for modeling alcohol use and calculate the results into percentages of the population.
Sexual Abuse: Sequoia's Story Discussion Guide
The subject matter of this lesson is intended for a mature academic audience. Please review to determine if it is suitable for your class. Students create a working definition of sexual abuse, read a scenario, and then break up into pairs for discussion. The article link is not included but is easy to find online. To conclude, individuals reflect and write about what they learned.
Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect
High schoolers continue to examine child abuse and neglect laws in their state. In groups, they discuss the reasoning behind the child abuse laws and how to increase awareness. They participate in a mock trial to practice their negotiation skills.