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life skills imageLife Skills / Health 8A

A health education course designed to suit the needs of students with disabilities.  The contents of the course changes based on the students’ individual needs.  This course provides the same content delivered in a manner that encourages our students to be healthy, productive and independent.  Topics include:

Mental Health

  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting and Having a Plan
  • Depression and Warning Signs of Suicide
  • Resources for Getting Help
  • Awareness of Hate Crimes
  • Gender Identity
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Peer Pressure
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Self Esteem / Self Respect

Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Alcohol and Binge Drinking
  • Refusal Skills and Strategies
  • Resources for Help
  • Dangers of Medicine Misuse
  • Vape and other Tobacco Products
  • Marijuana and Edibles

Preventive Health and Lifestyle Choices

  • Hygiene and Overall Wellness
  • Disease Prevention
  • Communicable / Non Communicable Diseases

Human Growth and Development

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Importance of Abstinence
  • Prevention of STD’s and STI’s
  • Accepting of Others Differences Human Growth and Development
  • Female and Male Anatomy
  • Adolescence / Hygiene
  • Reproduction
  • Conception

Other Health Related Issues

  • Harassment
  • Making Good Choices
  • Self-Respect
  • Safety
  • Relationship Abuse
  • Internet / Social Media Safety


*In every topic, we take the opportunity to incorporate Social, Emotional, Learning.  The staff encourages the acquisition of skills needed to develop positive attitudes, healthy relationships, empathy and tolerance, stress management, and goal setting!