Sexual Abuse Teacher Resources
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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.
9th - 12th Health
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.
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on providing special needs learners with vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with sample activities, classroom protocol, IEP notes, and how to answer difficult questions.
9th - Higher Ed Special Education & Programs
Child Adolescent Sexual Development: Infant and Preschool
This is a very comprehensive lesson on infant and preschool sexual development. It says only one class period, but I think it could be several days worth of materials to cover. The point of view taken here is from that of being a parent. Learning about what is normal sexual development in infants and young children is important.
11th - 12th Health
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the wider implications and consequences of recording, posting, and sharing sexual situations.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Domestic Violence and Teen Dating
It is important for students to have a safe place to discuss domestic violence, dating, and abuse. This discussion-based lesson provides upper graders with a list of warning signs for abuse, community resources, and ways they can help those suffering from abuse.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sexually Transmissible Diseases (STDs), Day 4: Epidemiology
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or infections (STIs) are totally preventable. Yet, the number of cases is on the rise. Why? This health instructional activity contains a lot of information about prevention, as well as a great activity about how easy it is to spread a disease and not know it.
9th - 10th Health
Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include social skills, appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases.
9th - 12th Health
Should It Be Mandatory to Get a License To Be a Parent?
Learning how to engage in a respectful, academic discussion of controversial topics is an important skill all students should develop. This skill-building activity provides groups with a set-by-step procedure and sentence frames so that they can develop a discussion of whether or not it should be mandatory to get a license to be a parent.
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Substance Use and Abuse
What is substance abuse? What is the difference between a depressant and a stimulant? Here is a comprehensive unit on drug use, including three lessons with such activities as categorizing and defining key terms, identifying issues related to drug use in a whole group brainstorm and research, and practicing good decision making using the acronym IDEAL.
6th - 8th Health CCSS: Adaptable
Sexual Exploitation: Day 2
Students evaluate human psychology by answering sexual health study questions. In this exploitation lesson, students identify the main causes for sexual assault, the best ways to deal with it at the time and how to prevent it from happening further.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Fertility and Infertility
FLASH has put together a pretty comprehensive lesson on fertility and infertility. There is a lot of information on the male and female reproductive systems, fertility, reducing the odds for infertility, the menstrual cycle, and information on sexually transmitted infections.
11th - 12th Health
Abuse and Neglect: United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child
Students 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.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Family Law - Child Abuse
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History