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Grade 11  
Counseling, Approved 2006 - Renumbered 2007  
1.1    Personal and Social Development
1    The student will acquire and use self-knowledge.   
6    The student analyzes appropriate ways to take responsibility for themselves.
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Alcohol Abuse Screening Quiz This self-assessment from The New York Times Company will help older teens and adults examine their own alcohol use to determine the extent to which a problem needs to be addressed. This test can be helpful in determining whether or not it may be time to get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking This guide from the American Cancer Society (ACS) helps smokers kick the habit. It is also full of tips and resources for accessing additional help. (SDFSCA approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Are You Troubled by Someone's Drinking? This self-assessment from the The New York Times Company will help older teens and adults examine how much someone else's alcohol drinking is affecting them and determine the extent to which a problem needs to be addressed. This test can be helpful in determining whether or not it may be time to get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Como disminuir su hbito de ingerir alcohol This Spanish-version resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides Spanish-speaking students in grades 9-12 as well as adults useful guidance in stopping or reducing their drinking. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Dealing With Addiction This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information about substance abuse and addiction, signs of addiction, and ways to combat addiction. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Drug Abuse Screening Quiz This self-assessment from the The New York Times Company will help older teens and adults examine their own drug use to determine the extent to which a problem needs to be addressed. This test can be helpful in determining whether or not it may be time to get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Faces of Change This easy to read 35-page narrative (PDF) from the Department of Health and Human Services follows five people who use tobacco. The selection encourages high school students to consider whether they have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and if so, how they can get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Going to a Therapist This article from The Nemours Foundation describes reasons why some teens go to therapists. They also learn about types of therapy, what therapists do, what happens during therapy, the possible benefits, and why it is not necessarily as unusual as they may think. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.xi - Programs that encourage students to seek advice from, and to confide in, a trusted adult regarding concerns about violence and illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Hardcore Drunk Driving Judicial Guide Written by a panel of the National Association of State Judicial Educators and The Century Council's National Hardcore Drunk Driver Project, this fact sheet (PDF) highlights effective strategies, tactics, and programs to address the complexities of reducing drunk driving in our communities. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 1
From: Designed Instruction
How To Cut Down On Your Drinking This resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides students in grades 9-12 with useful guidance for stopping or reducing their drinking. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
I Think I May Have a Drinking/Drug Problem: What Should I Do? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information and tips on how to resist the urge to drink and/or do drugs. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
I've Started Cutting Again: How Can I Stop? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information for dealing with a hypothetical situation in which they have relapsed into the dangerous behavior of cutting. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Resisting the Urge to Cut This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information and tips on how to resist the urge to inflict damage on their own bodies. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Say Goodbye to an Ugly Habit -- Quit Smoking This two-page brochure (PDF) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, is designed to help teenage girls who have started to smoke kick the habit. It contains information about why people smoke, what quitting will mean for health, tips to stop, and links to sites with other resources for quitting. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse problems. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Talking to Your Doctor This article from The Nemours Foundation encourages teenagers to talk with their doctors, and provides good reasons in a manner that they can understand. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.xi - Programs that encourage students to seek advice from, and to confide in, a trusted adult regarding concerns about violence and illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Talking to Your Parents or Other Adults This article from The Nemours Foundation encourages teenagers to talk with their parents. It discusses the changes that occur during adolescence that can sometimes make communication difficult, why it is important to continue to communicate, and how to disagree without disrespect. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.xi - Programs that encourage students to seek advice from, and to confide in, a trusted adult regarding concerns about violence and illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Why Do I Fight With My Parents So Much? This article from The Nemours Foundation helps teenagers understand the reasons why arguments they may have with their parents are not as out-of-the-ordinary as they may think and that with time the arguments will decrease. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.xi - Programs that encourage students to seek advice from, and to confide in, a trusted adult regarding concerns about violence and illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction

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