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Life Management Skills

Subject: Electives

Course Description:

This course is all about you and the important decisions you make. It's also about having the correct information before making those decisions. We’ll deal with real issues like nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and sexual abstinence.

Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts, understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts will take you through the course providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. We'll also offer some important tools for communicating your feelings and opinions. We'll even talk about being a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and focus on earth friendly practices that will help the environment.

This is a course comes with a long-term payoff. The good decisions you make now will set a positive direction you can follow for a lifetime.

Major Topics:

Segment 1

  • Nurturing self esteem in self and family
  • Effective parenting skills and responsibilities
  • Nutrition based on food guide pyramid, dietary guidelines and food label laws, nutrient functions and sources
  • Eating disorders and weight management
  • Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness
  • Effective communication skills including "I" messages, active listening, communication barriers, communication styles, and the importance of family communication
  • Cultural influences on communication
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Refusal skills for peer pressure and other influences
  • Conflict resolution process
  • The physical, mental, emotional, social and economic, and legal consequences of use, misuse, and abuse of drugs, including alcohol, and tobacco
  • Identifying addictions and finding help for them
  • Causes and effects of stress on the body and management techniques for stress
  • Time management tools and personal application
  • Value identification, personal application of values
  • Goal setting and personal applications
  • Decision Making
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Advertising influences and techniques
  • Consumer rights and responsibilities and governmental consumer protection agencies
  • Healthcare product selection 
  • Credit card rights, responsibilities, costs, dangers and fraud prevention
  • Checking/Saving account procedures
  • Environment and conservation procedures
  • Reproductive system structures, functions and disorders
  • Males- self exam for testicular cancer prevention
  • Females – self exam for breast cancer prevention
  • Teen Pregnancy health risks and consequences, sexual activity costs vs. abstinence
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, disease cycles and consequences
  • CPR performance

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, INVS guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, labs, oral assessments, and discussions. Students are required to take CPR instruction, outside of the course. Instructors evaluate.

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Course Details

  • Course Code: 0800300
  • Course Credits: 1.0

Prerequisits:
None

Estimated Completion:
1 segment / 16-18 weeks