“We teach about healthy relationships and how to relate to each other in a positive way, without giving ones self away sexually; to have a relationship without regrets, despite the outcome.”
Healthy Relationships Syllabus
FutureImpact provides a positive, lifestyle-changing message from which every student can benefit.
It is geared toward ages 12-18 and we speak in both public and private school settings.
This 120-minutes message defines the risks of sexual involvement outside of marriage, yet emphasizes the many positive aspects of waiting.
The FutureImpact message is not about not having sex. We emphasize that what you do now may impact your future, either in a positive or negative way. The question is often asked, “How would contracting an STI affect a future relationship or marriage?”
We teach about healthy relationships and how to relate to each other in a positive way, without giving ones self away sexually; to have a relationship without regrets, despite the outcome.
We have spoken to thousands of students and have shown an average of 33% attitude changed towards abstinence after a 2-hour presentation.
- Goal Setting: Students will articulate goals and the connection between healthy choices and the attainment (or protection) of these goals.
- Maturity and Sexual Decision-Making: Students will analyze the importance of taking responsibility for their actions regardless of the desire for instantaneous gratification.
- Definition of Abstinence: FutureImpact follows the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines as “abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage is the expected standard for all school aged children. This goes beyond ‘waiting’. Students will dissect the term “sexual activity” and understand why FI emphasizes reserving sexual activity for the uniqueness of marriage.
- Reasons for Sexual Activity: Students will discuss and analyze the different motives a teen might have for choosing sexual activity.
- Possible Results of Sexual Activity: Students will articulate the possible risks and results of sexual activity while analyzing the impact these consequences may have on future goals.
- Progression of Sexual Activity: Students will understand the stages of sexual activity, from holding hands through intercourse, and identify their personal sexual boundaries.
- Sexual Habits: (High School level only) Habit forming behavior is discussed and the dangers involved in connection with the brain.
- Levels of Intimacy: Examine the difference between emotional intimacy and sex. They will also discuss the foundation of friendship after being introduced to the five levels of intimacy and understand why getting sexually involved too soon could be risky.
- True Love: Students will compare and contrast other-centered love with self-centered love.
- Techniques for Saying “No”: Encouraging students to stand up for what they believe can be tough in today’s world…but it can be done. Methods for refusal skills, no matter what the pressure, will be reviewed.
- Do-Over: It is never too late to start over. Hope will be given to those whose virginity was either given or taken away and direction in how to start over again.