Answer the following questions carefully and completely. Be thorough and give examples when appropriate. When providing information from outside sources, always cite your sources using APA format.
1. Describe the major concerns of sexuality education opponents. What are the most common mistakes that occur when presenting programs on sexuality education? Explain.
2. Review the data from the YRBSS, on alcohol/other drug use, & trends in the prevalence of marijuana, cocaine & other drugs –https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/topics/index.htm (Links to an external site.) After reviewing the data, and the trends over time, first summarize what the data tells us, then discuss how or what factors might have influenced the data to increase, decrease or remain the same. Consider past and current health education and promotion efforts and political, social and environmental changes as potential factors.
3. Visit DanceSafe, a harm reduction site available at http://www.dancesafe.org (Links to an external site.) DanceSafe is a nonprofit, harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community. The group trains volunteers to be health educators and drug abuse prevention counselors within their own communities, using the principles and methods of harm reduction and popular education. It provides adulterant screening or pill testing services for ecstasy users to help ecstasy users avoid fake and adulterated pills. After looking over the site, provide a summary of what you learned about the site. Would you recommend this site? Why or why not? What, if any, concerns do you have about the message sent by the adulterant screening process? Are there parallels in sexual health? Explain.
4. You have been given the onerous task of speaking for the development of a human sexuality program in the local school system. The public evening meeting is expected to be volatile and opposition to the proposed program very vocal. Describe the steps you would take in preparing your presentation and on which points you will focus your discussion. Use the guidelines from the chapter reading to give a thorough and complete answer.