Safe Dating is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering life skills and transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Written on a high third/low fourth-grade level with airy pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition goals and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. These workbooks serve as both a traditional print version and an interactive version - using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Safe Dating meets these federal mandate standards:
NS 3.1.3: Youth are given opportunities to ask questions and discuss sexual attitudes.
NS 3.1.4: Youth develop interpersonal skills including communication, decision-making, assertiveness, and peer refusal skills, as well as the ability to create healthy relationships.
NS 3.2.1: Youth develop ethics, values, and reasoning skills
Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible.
Lessons in Safe Dating Workbooks Daily Living Skills include:
- Are You Ready?
- Who Do You Choose?
- Personal Values
- Building Consensus
- My Perfect Date Wish List
- The Wish List—Getting Real
- Choose Your Pond
- Where to Begin
- Online Dating
- Finding a Date
- 10 Tips to Safe Dating
- My Safe Dating Plan
- PDA’s—Is it Appropriate?
- Why Not (Do It)?
- How to “not” Planner
- Setting Boundaries
- Avoiding Violence
- Asking for a Date Template
Also included are Parent Verification Letters (to meet federal mandates for family involvement), answer key, and grading sheet.
A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.
The Teacher's Manual (sold separately) provides guidance for setting up the program, organizational tips, pre- and post-test assessments, written ITP goals for each book so that you may just paste them into the student's annual IEP to meet transition goals, a class grading record sheet, and national standards code number and definitions for goals addressed in each book.