During these lessons, students will explore how and why policies are made at varying levels of government and society. Particular attention will be paid to policies that impact peoples’ health and well-being, especially mental health and substance use, misuse, and abuse.
In these lessons, you will see different scenarios regarding substance use, misuse, and abuse and have the opportunity to practice peer resistance skills using effective communication skills.
This lesson begins a sequence of twelve lessons intended to be taught over the course of a student’s high school career, focusing on substance use, misuse, and abuse as well as mental health. This particular lesson challenges students to identify the internal and external influences that impact their health behaviors. Particular attention is paid to substance use, misuse, and abuse as well as mental health, however, influences on health are related to all topic areas.
This HS lesson explores the risks associated with the unintentional use of the synthetic, highly addictive and fatal drug fentanyl. The lesson covers the dangers associated with drugs being manufactured with fentanyl, and the impacts these fake pills have on our society.
This lesson includes coverage of Cals Story, a local Beaverton teen who tragically died from a one-time use of fentanyl.
Safety First: Real Drug Education for Teens is the nation’s first harm reduction-based drug education curriculum for high school teachers. The free curriculum consists of 15 lessons that can be completed in a 45- to 50-minute class period.
Each lesson is designed to engage students through interactive activities such as discussions and role-playing. The curriculum is aligned with National Health Education Standards as well as Common Core State Standards so it can be easily integrated into Health classes.