curriculum “A Promise for Tomorrow” presents a positive look at how students
can help friends who may be depressed or having suicidal thoughts. This
curriculum aims to provide information and strategies needed to be a lifesaving
influence. The program is designed to be used within a school’s current Health
and Wellness program for grades 7-12.
revision is based on a two-lesson format (instead of a 3-5 lesson format) for
the traditional high school schedule of 50-to-60-minute classes. These can be
presented as two separate lessons or back-to-back to accommodate an extended
block class of 90 minutes or longer. The curriculum content is delivered via
DVD with facilitator-led sections to reiterate information and lead discussion.
Each lesson provides a script for the facilitator to introduce sections
and facilitate discussion. Lesson one presents Facts, Myths, Risk Factors, and Warning Signs with discussion questions
interspersed. Lesson two features a
series of short vignettes showcasing issues that young people face. They
are intended to springboard discussion when the students are separated into