TGFV - Social Perspectives High School 2021 Edition

News · Oct 25, 2021

TGFV - Social Perspectives High School prepares students with the skills they need for academic, social, and life success. This dynamic course establishes healthy norms and increases resiliency through scripted lesson design, interactive games, collaborative activities, and role play. Character education and asset development are at the core of this ten-lesson course promoting positive social development and supportive relationships.

Social Perspectives builds a foundation of social emotional competency skills including setting reachable goals, making responsible decisions, identifying and managing emotions, communicating effectively, and bonding with pro social peers.

The lessons in this course introduce and review a series of skills to prepare teens to make healthy choices and find peaceful ways to resolve conflict and to manage emotions in difficult situations before they escalate. Pro-social bonding, positive norms, social emotional skills, resiliency, meaningful participation, caring and support, and high expectations work together to build protection within the child, mitigating the risk factors they may face at school, at home, and in the community.

Students learn how to navigate the challenges of identifying and engaging in healthy relationships as they explore what constitutes a healthy relationship. Teenagers are eager to understand the healthy roles in a relationship and want to know the boundaries to observe. Social Perspectives presents those healthy norms and boundaries, and challenges the students to reflect on their own experiences to help reinforce a positive, confident approach. The lessons apply collaborative and experiential learning strategies to give students multiple opportunities to practice the skills proven to prevent violence and other risky behaviors. Engaging opportunities to practice conflict de-escalation strategies, learning and reading the signs of stress and practicing stress management, and engaging in pro-social behavior are present throughout the course in the form of activities, guided discussion, and role-play. Activities like Dear Gabby and Quality Assurance ask the students to consider the best way to manage relationship dilemmas and think of solutions to common relationship quandaries. The collaborative nature of these activities and others harnesses the collective knowledge the students bring to solve the problem as they are guided by their teacher.


In one example, the students examine a scenario in which someone's past online activity affected their ability to get an internship


Key digital citizenship and social media awareness objectives are achieved through facilitated dialog and collaborative activities as they study the short and long-term consequences of impulsive engagement online. In one example, the students examine a scenario in which someone's past online activity affected their ability to get an internship, reinforcing the notion that what we do online has real world implications and can have long term effects on the emotional well-being of others and our ability to achieve our goals.

About Too Good

Too Good is a comprehensive family of substance use and violence prevention education programs for K-12 designed to build protection within the child to mitigate the risk factors associated with problem behaviors. Too Good develops a prevention framework through the development of skills in addition to peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy. Too Good builds a foundation for a safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment to make a positive impact on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and community leaders nationwide.

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