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Prevention through Directive Abstinence Education (Workshop 51)
Participants learn how to strengthen family life by helping young people to develop the character traits necessary for couples to form and sustain healthy marriages and for both mothers and fathers to develop responsible parenting skills. The session reviews the advantages of an Abstinence Until Marriage program, noting the strong correlation that exists between certain lifestyle choices, such as co-habitating and parenting outside of marriage, and the risk of negative consequences, such as child abuse and neglect. Workshop discussion also identifies the key abstinence skills that teens need in order to proactively pursue their positive life choices rather than react on the basis of their feelings of the moment. Finally, the session demonstrates decision-making skills that have been used successfully by Teen-Aid over the past 20 years.
LeAnna L. Benn
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