Draw the Line, Respect the Line Training of Facilitators
Draw the Line/Respect the Line is a 3-year evidence-based curriculum that promotes abstinence by providing students in grades 6, 7 and 8 with the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, other STD and pregnancy. Using an interactive approach, the program shows students how to set personal limits and meet challenges to those limits. Lessons also include the importance of respecting others’ personal limits.
This curriculum can be used by either classroom teachers or community-based educators. Educators interested in implementing this program should be skilled in using interactive teaching methods and guiding group discussions, and should be comfortable with the program content.
As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the objectives, content, activities, and unique features of the Draw the Line Respect the Line curriculum.
- Understand the theoretical foundation of the Draw the Line Respect the Line curriculum and how they are applied in program activities.
- Apply teaching methodologies used in the Draw the Line Respect the Line curriculum through Teach Back Sessions.
- Identify basic information relating to HIV and STD prevention, contraception and condom use.
- Identify personal values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.
- Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.
- Identify potential barriers to implementing the Draw the Line Respect the Line Curriculum and describe strategies for overcoming those barriers.
- Complete a Next Steps Plan to implement Draw the Line Respect the Line with the youth they serve.
Anyone who works with youth:
- in group homes
- in after school programs
- in youth groups
- as an educator
Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES
Health Services Manager
Brittany joined Fact Forward in August 2016 and currently manages Fact Forward's Office of Population Affairs Tier 2 Project, emPOWERed SC: Creating Linkages for Youth of Color in South Carolina. Brittany has 10 years of experience as a subject matter expert in the area of reproductive health/sexual health, contraceptive technologies, and HIV/STDs. Brittany’s passion for this work was fueled by her undergraduate and graduate studies, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health and Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Family Planning Health Worker with a keen interest in adolescent health, maternal/child health, and reproductive justice.
January 21st, 2021
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