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Choices: Volume 3 -- Charting a Positive Future for Teen Parents
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Title: Choices: Volume 3 -- Charting a Positive Future for Teen Parents
Physical Description: Fact sheet
Creator: Cantrell, Joy
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1996
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Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "October 1996, Reviewed January 2009"
General Note: "SP HEL 42"
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Volume III COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Christine Taylor Stephens, director, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, publishes this information to further the purpose of the May 8 and June 30, 1914 Acts of Congress; and is authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, handicap or national origin. Single copies of extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county extension offices. Information on bulk rates or copies for out-of-state purchasers is available from C.M. Hinton, Publications Distribution Center, IFAS Building 664, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611. Before publicizing this publication, editors should contact this address to determine availability. Printed 10/96.

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2 CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS was developed through a team effort of the Department of Home Economics including the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and the Department of 4-H and Other Youth Programs. Contributors to this curriculum are: Focus on Teens Focus on Teens Clothing for Mom/Baby Clothing for Mom/Baby M. Joy Cantrell, Associate Professor R. Nadine Hackler, Professor Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist Extension Clothing Specialist Julia Szcez, Student Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Maternal/Young Infant Nutrition Maternal/Young Infant Nutrition Consumer Choices/Safety Consumer Choices/Safety Linda B. Bobroff, Associate Professor Mary Harrison, Professor Extension Foods and Nutrition Specialist Extension Consumer Education Specialist Parenting Parenting Joe Pergola, Extension Agent IV Family Life EditorEditor Linda D. Cook, Associate Professor EFNEP Coordinator Departments of Home Economics and 4-H and Other Youth Programs for assistance with word processing and computer graphics.

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3 The Florida CHOICES curriculum has four units with several sub-sections: Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, and Charting Your Future Maternal/Infant, and Older Infant/Young Child Managing Resources, Clothing for Mom and Baby, and Consumer Choices/Safety Parenting Skills and Stages of Development PREFACE CHOICES: Charting A Positive Future For Teen Parents A Teen Parent Curriculum Volume III The CHOICES curriculum is designed to help pregnant and parenting teens chart a more positive future. The curriculum recognizes that teens are still developing and have needs in addition to those of becoming a parent. The issues addressed include: Access to adequate prenatal care Reduction in the number of low birth weight babies Improved parenting skills Adequate nutrition/food for the mother, fetus and baby Resource management to become independent members of society Adequate confidence and skills to return to school or enter the work place The CHOICES curriculum is a three-year project which is defined in the Scope and Sequences at the end of this Introduction section. This curriculum is inter-disciplinary and focuses on a broad range of teen parent needs. It has been designed to be experiential in that there are multiple learning activities for each concept. Each activity allows participant to DO-REFLECT-APPLY. CHOICES is flexible in that the leader can select the activities based on participants' needs, interests and resources. The curriculum is evolving and will continually be evaluated and redefined as the needs of pregnant and parenting teens change.

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4 TABLE OF CONTENTS Volume III Credits .............................................................. 2 Preface ............................................................. 3 Table of Contents ................................................... 4-7 About CHOICES .................................................... 8-9 Three Year Scope and Sequence FOCUS on Teens Nutrition Resource Management Parenting Focus On Teens Teaching Outline ............................................. L1-1 Background Basics ............................................ L1-4 Activities 1. The Way We See Ourselves! ........................... L1-7 2. Take A Closer Look! ............................... L1-10 3. Strengths & Weaknesses ............................. L1-13 4. Put-Ups, Not Put-Downs ............................ L1-15 5. The Power Of Success .............................. L1-17 Teaching Outline ............................................. L2-1 Background Basics ............................................ L2-3 Activities 1. Taking Control ..................................... L2-5 2. Distorted Thinking .................................. L2-8 3. Lifestyle Changes .................................. L2-12 4. Being Self-Assertive ................................ L2-15 5. SPEAK OUT On Stress ............................. L2-17 Teaching Outline ............................................. L3-1 Background Basics ............................................ L3-4 Activities 1. Exploring Community Resources ....................... L3-6 2. Job Hunting ....................................... L3-8

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5 3. The Hidden Job Market! ............................. L3-11 4. Selling Your Strengths..Interview ...................... L3-13 5. Education and Earnings ............................. L3-15 Nutrition: Maternal Teaching Outline ............................................. L3-1 Background Basics ............................................ L3-3 Activities 1. Creating A Recipe Box ............................... L3-6 Teaching Outline ............................................. L4-1 Background Basics ............................................ L4-3 Activities 1. Taking It Off ....................................... L4-5 Nutrition: For the Young Infant Teaching Outline ............................................. L1-1 Background Basics ............................................ L1-3 Activities 1. Baby's First Food ................................... L1-6 2. Getting In Tune With Baby ............................ L1-8 3. Bottle Feeding "How To's" ........................... L1-10 4. Formula First ..................................... L1-12 Nutrition: For The Older Infant Teaching Outline ............................................. L2-1 Background Basics ............................................ L2-4 Activities 1. Who's Eating ...................................... L2-8 2. Lighten Up! ...................................... L2-10 3. Play It Safe ....................................... L2-12 Resource Management: Clothing for Mom and Baby Teaching Outline ............................................. L1-1 Background Basics ............................................ L1-3 Activities 1. I'm An Original ..................................... L1-6

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6 2. First Impressions .................................... L1-8 3. Make The Most of Yourself .......................... L1-10 Teaching Outline ............................................. L2-1 Background Basics ............................................ L2-3 Activities 1. Package Yourself ................................... L2-7 2. Let's Get It Together ................................ L2-9 3. Which Look Gets The Job? ........................... L2-11 Teaching Outline ............................................. L3-1 Background Basics ............................................ L3-3 Activities 1. Mending Matters .................................. L3-10 2. Repair Alert ...................................... L3-12 3. Fix It In A Minute .................................. L3-14 4. How To Do ...................................... L3-16 Teaching Outline ............................................. L4-1 Background Basics ............................................ L4-3 Activities 1. Making Recycling Decisions ........................... L4-7 2. Secrets of Successful Recycling ........................ L4-9 3. Recycle It! ....................................... L4-11 4. Trash To Treasure ................................. L4-13 Resource Management: Consumer Choices/Safety Teaching Outline ............................................. L1-1 Background Basics ............................................ L1-3 Activities 1. Role Play ......................................... L1-8 2. Everything You Wanted to Know ...................... L1-10 3. Child Care/Neglect ................................. L1-12 Parenting

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7 Teaching Outline ............................................. L1-1 Background Basics ............................................ L1-3 Activities 1. Toddler Behavior ................................... L1-4 2. Toddler's and Discipline .............................. L1-6 3. Guidelines for Discipline .............................. L1-8 Teaching Outline ............................................. L2-1 Background Basics ............................................ L2-3 Activities 1. Language Development in Toddlers ..................... L2-6 2. Toddler Play and Learn ............................... L2-9 3. Socializing Among Toddlers .......................... L2-11 4. Promoting Emotional Development .................... L2-13 Resources Loan Kits Fact Sheets Evaluation Objectives and Indicators Evaluation Supplemental Peer Educator Training Manual

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8 About CHOICES, Volume III is a continuation and addition to Volume I and II. The broad content areas have stayed the same. In some cases, additional activities have been developed to support the content introduced in Volumes I and II. While in other cases, new lessons or topics have been developed to advance with the pregnancy or growth of the child. It is not required that you have utilized Volume I and Volume II, but in most cases it would be helpful. The for the entire CHOICES curriculum has been included for your reference on how Volumes I, II and III can work together. The continuing development of the CHOICES curriculum was driven by two basic principles: 1. Learning should be experiential and fun! The curriculum guide provides practical and real life activities to assist teens in their adjustments as pregnant teens and parents. 2. 4-H volunteer teaching activities must be ready-to-use. This curriculum includes reference materials and activity sheets needed to conduct educational activities in an easy-to-use format. It was designed to be teacher/leader friendly and takes much of the guesswork out of teaching the subject matter. This curriculum was developed for pregnant and parenting teens, ages 13-15. However, selected activities might be useable with other ages based on the development and needs of the individual. Both group and individual activities encourage participation and action in all aspects of education. Teachers and volunteers are encouraged to select learning activities that are most suitable to their group. The overall intent is to facilitate learning and to spark creativity in both teachers and youth. The following are components of the CHOICES curriculum: C LEADER'S GUIDE This three-ring notebook contains a complete, easy-to-read outline for lessons. Each lesson provides a variety of activities that can be conducted depending upon the time frame devoted to this curriculum and each topic. Each lesson is prefaced with a lesson outline including "Backgrou nd Basics" to help the leader/teacher focus on the overall concepts and desired outcomes. Each lesson concludes with discussion questions for youth to "Reflect" and "Apply." C CHOICES ACTIVITIES self-inventories, field trips, and check sheets are just a few of the activities found in the leader's guide.

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9 C TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES additional activities designed to involve the teen's family and/or significant other in the learning and development. Activities such as "Parent and Infant Interactions", "I've Got Feelings" and others allow teens to investigate their preparation and decisions regarding the baby and parenting; and check their attitudes and feelings with other care givers. C LOAN KITS, FACT SHEETS additional resources to make learning more fun and interesting are identified in the Resources Section. Pertinent fact sheets to expand the "Background Basics" are also in the Resources Section. C AUDIO VISUAL RESOURCES such as videos and slide sets along with ordering information are identified in the Resources Section. C EVALUATION key indicators for each of the four broad areas and tools for assessement are included in the Evaluation Section.