Resources – June 1994

The materials listed below are resources about sexual responsibility. In order for young people to understand the physical and emotional changes they experience in adolescence and be able to take control of their lives, they must have practical information as well as motivational support. The films and books listed here, offer both.

Although AHI does not distribute any of these materials, they are available for use within our reference library at AHI Youth Centre, located at 17 Lawal Street, Off Oweh Street, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos.


Challenges: A Young Man’s Journal for Self-Awareness and Personal Planning
by Bingham, Edmondson and Stryker.

Challenges is a visually engaging and informative book written for young men 14 through 20 years of age. It address the myths and hard realities he will face in entering adulthood, and details the crucial and inevitable choices he will make either be deliberately or by default. Challenges also helps him understand himself, his feelings and relationships, get his act together and decide on the type of life and work he will find most rewarding.

Entering Adulthood: Examining Drugs & Risks
by Susan Giarrantano and Dele Evans.

This book presents in depth coverage of commonly abused substances including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, narcotics and hallucinogens. It involves secondary school students in activities that enhance decision-making, problem-solving and coping skills, and help them develop effective personal strategies for resisting drug use.

Serena’s Secret
by Christine Devault & Bryan Strong.

This book uses Serena, a 15-year old girl and star gymnast at Rosemount High, to show the difficulty teens face in trying to make this book, Serena experiments with alcohol and you are directly involved with her as you help her make her choice. The book provides up-to-date facts and information on abuse of is compact, easy to read and re-informed with illustrations and challenging case study scenarios.

Entering Adulthood: Planning Life Directions
by Susan J. Hart.

This provides students with specific tools to plan for their futures beyond secondary school. It encourages students to start thinking about the crucial decisions they will be making in order to help them become independent, gain self-control, develop life skills and achieving dreams, through practical planning.



Decision Making
by AHI Video Production Team.

This film uses a drama and discussion to show how badly decisions can be made. It also shows us the types and advantages of decision-making, factors that should be considered while making decisions, and how our decisions can affect our day-to-day activities.

Power of Choice: The Drug & Alcohol featuring Michael Pritchard (Parts 1&2)

In this film, Michael Pritchard a comedian and juvenile officer, discusses with a group of students from college, to discover how knowing what we value guide us in making choices that are right for us. This film is a two-part drug talk show, which reaches out through humor, to encourage teens to talk about their experiences and reveals some ways of responding or intervening that often do work.

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