The aim of this 8-session course for youth groups is to give young people knowledge about drugs and sex, and to develop the social and communication skills that will help them generally in life.
The programme will be led by Hope UK youth workers. Each of the eight sessions involves games, discussions, activities, etc.
In summary, the sessions are:
- Introductions – where everyone gets to know each other and the course is introduced.
- Drugs – includes basic information about drugs, their effects and related issues (eg, the law) – building on information they will already know.
- Sex – this session considers basic information about safe and unsafe sex, STI’s and pregnancy
- Decision Making – we will look at a variety of things that influence how we make decisions
- Peer Pressure – this session considers what peer pressure is, ways to be aware of it and how to cope
- Self Esteem – the session looks at things that lower self esteem , and helps the young people, through a variety of activities, consider what they are good at, and what is good about them (and those of others in the group).
- Confidence – this practical session enables young people to try out various social skills to help improve their confidence in certain sessions – eg, at an interview or party
- Endings – we review the course, what has been learnt, how the learning can be used and what other help might be needed.
If you would like to book the ‘Drugs, Sex and You’ course for your youth group, please complete the booking form which can be either submitted online or printed as a pdf (see end of form) and posted.
The aim of this 8-week course for youth groups is to give young people general knowledge about drugs and sex, and to develop skills that will help them generally in life and specifically with regard to drugs and sex.
The programme will be led by Hope UK youth workers. There are eight sessions, and each one involves games, discussions, activities, etc
There is a secret Facebook group for people who are doing/have done this programme. Hope UK has a policy that its staff and volunteers cannot be a Facebook friend with young people they are working with, and so will discuss with young people how to join the group if they want to. The Facebook group exists for them to be able to discuss issues further, and also to provide access to handouts, etc. It is secret so that your other friends can’t see what you are posting/commenting on etc. It is monitored by several Hope UK youth workers and facilitators to protect the young people involved.