About the Activities
Teens face immense pressures to make unhealthy choices, including to try vaping. This comprehensive curriculum gives kids essential information and helps them develop the tools and support systems they need to confidently make smart decisions about their health and safety.
Topic: Healthy Living
Estimated Time: 1 hour
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A Note to Facilitators
The goal of these activities is to move beyond simple rejection mantras and to give students the confidence to make healthy choices on their own, and the support they need to quit vaping if they have already started. The nine activities in this curriculum are designed to be done in groups, though modifications can easily be made to conduct them individually.
Explore the interactive learning journeys of three young people and follow along as they experience different vaping-related scenarios, learn important information about vaping, and make positive choices for a healthy future.
What is Vaping and Why Is it Dangerous?
What’s at Stake if I Vape?
It’s Never Too Late to Quit
Everything needed to get started with the Health Rocks! program. Includes the program pilot slide deck, teacher and facilitator guides to youth success for beginner and intermediate levels, dialog and activity guides, curricular scan results and virtual delivery modifications.
This exercise teaches students the key concepts and health concerns they need to know to help them make healthy choices about vaping. Includes lesson plan and memory game handout.
Vaping harms more than just your lungs. In this exercise, students explore the full range of health effects caused by vaping. Includes lesson plan, My Body and Health Effects of Vaping handouts.
In this exercise, students explore the things they are good at, and learn about the connection between self-confidence and self-control. Includes lesson plan and Strength Bingo game handout.
In this exercise, students learn about the qualities of an advocate and how to identify helpful individuals in their support circle. Includes lesson plan, Circle of Trust and Advocate/Not an Advocate handouts.
Pressure can come from lots of places. This exercise will help youth understand how to handle pressure so the can stay focused on their goals, and to make healthy choices. Includes lesson plan.
Quitting vaping isn’t easy, but this exercise shows how you can do it with the support of those around you. Includes lesson plan and calendar handout.
Certain moments and emotions can make it harder to stay on track toward our personal goals. Here, we teach students the triggers that may cause them to consider vaping. Includes lesson plan and Vaping Triggers and Avoiding Vaping Triggers handouts.
Empowerment is the key to making healthy choices. This lesson will help students create a clear picture of their self-identity, and in turn develop a sense of personal empowerment. Includes lesson plan and My Empowered Self handout.
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