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Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM)

Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM). A comprehensive school health curriculum designed to provide adolescents with the knowledge, attitudes, and practices necessary to improve and/or maintain their health and well-being.

Audience Approved by PEP for grades 7-12.

Description Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM) is a series of 21 modules grouped by level for grades 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12. Modules range in length from six to fifteen class sessions, and address critical adolescent health issues such as violence prevention, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, and HIV/AIDS. THTM addresses National Goal for Education 6 by integrating injury/violence prevention and drug/alcohol prevention in a comprehensive school health curriculum.

Evidence of Effectiveness In a controlled evaluation study, THTM students had a strong, positive net gain in health knowledge. Compared to control groups, THTM students also had a net gain in health-related attitudes and total health practices.

Requirements No special facilities or equipment are necessary to implement THTM. THTM training for teachers implementing the program is strongly recommended. Contact Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) for more information on teacher training. EDC sponsors a three-day training of trainers workshop.

Costs The cost of teacher training varies, depending upon who delivers the training. Individual modules may be purchased separately; the cost ranges from $15-$50. The total package for grades 7/8 is $300; the grade 9/10 package is $295; and the grade 11/12 package is $165. The complete package for grades 7-12 is $655. Orders above $3,000 receive a 25% discount. The cost of photocopying student handouts varies, depending upon how many modules are used at each grade level.

Services Training of THTM trainers is available from EDC, as are all curriculum materials. Teacher training is available from trainers located throughout the U.S.

Lynn Watkins, Project Director, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160. (800) 225-4276 or (617) 969-7100. E-Mail: lwatkins@edc.org

Developmental Funding: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Department of Justice; Metropolitan Life Foundation; Boston (MA) Department of Health and Hospitals; Michigan Department of Education and Michigan Department of Public Health; and Education Development Center, Inc.
PEP No. 93-14 (4/2/93)


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