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Making a Difference (MAD)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 4th, 2016 - 4:00pm

Onsite Training | This training will introduce you to a research-proven curricula — Making a Difference! and will provide you with the skills necessary to implement the curriculum with youth. The curricula is an integrated (teen pregnancy and HIV) prevention program consisting of eight one-hour modules for middle school youth. The curricula emphasize abstinence as the safest and best choice for adolescents. Making a Difference! emphasizes that young adolescents should postpone sexual activity and provides intensive educational strategies to help them do so. Throughout this training, you will learn how to become facilitators of Making a Difference!

As a participant, you will learn how to: 

  1. Understand the objectives, content, activities, components, and unique features of the Making a Difference! (MAD) Curricula.
  2. Understand the theoretical foundation of MAD and how they are applied in program activities.
  3. Understand the teaching methodologies used in MAD.
  4. Identify their own values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.
  5. Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Trainers: Chris Rollison and Andrea Heyward, MHS, MCHES

Bluffton High School
12 H. E. McCracken Circle
Room 1027
Bluffton, SC 29910

This is a closed onsite training. Please click here to request an onsite training for your staff or check back for future open dates.