Abstinence Education

Welcomed by school administrators as a positive message for students, the PCC has taken the abstinence message into Wayne and Holmes County schools for decades. Nearly 3000 students hear the abstinence message yearly, offering a factual and common sense approach to sexuality in the lives of maturing students.

R.S.V.P.:

  • Grades 6-8
  • Responsible Social Values Program (R.S.V.P.) teaches:
  • Respect for self and others
  • Realizing self-responsibility and recognizing the positive or negative results for one’s own actions
  • The importance of self-control in avoiding involvement in sexual activity, drug or alcohol use
  • Understanding the necessity and importance of self-courage and honesty in developing healthy relationships with peers

Active learning methods include:

  • Demonstrations
  • Games
  • Activities
  • Role playing to teach lifelong principles and decision making skills

Topics covered include:

  • Positive friendship qualities
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Delayed gratification
  • Goal setting
  • Dating responsibilities; including dating violence education
  • Risks of sexual activity
  • Benefits of healthy choices
  • Parenting responsibilities
  • Setting physical boundaries
  • Skills for making healthy decisions

As an evidence-based curriculum, RSVP enhances the Healthy and Family Consumer Science classroom teacher’s lesson plans and has a positive effect on school climate.  A teacher responded: “My students benefited and should be able to make responsible, informed decisions based on material and facts presented.  I think the most important lesson the students learned is that they are responsible for their choices, good or bad.  The material content and amount presented was perfect for the students.  The entire program was fantastic!  It’s a wonderful program of information and discussion, especially for the appropriate age levels.”

Several Post Surveys - when asked: What did you learn from this program or what opinions of yours have changed since hearing this program?

“I learned more about STD’s and what they can do to your life.  Also, that we need to decide before hand what our boundaries and limits are.”

“To stay strong and not give in to peer pressure.”

“This class has strengthened my commitment to be sexually abstinent.”

“That sex has lots of consequences outside of marriage.”

 

Peers to Peers:

Grades 9-12

Peers to Peers stresses communication amongst peers, sharing personal experiences of:

  • The outcome of sexual activity before marriage
  • Teen pregnancy
  • STD’s/STI’s
  • Emotional effects of unhealthy choices
  • Love vs. infatuation
  • Secondary virginity
  • Setting limits and boundaries
  • Dating violence/date rape
  • Sexting
  • Drugs and alcohol and how they relate to sexual behavior

Several Post Surveys - when asked: What opinions of yours have changed since attending the Peers to Peers class?

“I don’t need a boyfriend to be happy.”

“I’m not alone there are a lot of people who choose to be sexually abstinent.”

“To take relationships more slowly.”

“I need to set clear boundaries.”

 

Integrity Counseling

One on one integrity counseling with adults and/or teens concerning the benefits of abstinence.

For more information or to schedule and appointment please give us a call today!