The materials listed below are about sexual responsibility. In order for young people to understand the physical and emotional changes they experience in adolescence and be to take control of their lives, they must have a 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.
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART by Carol Cassell
This book discusses the most compelling part of young people’s lives with an appreciation of the responsibilities involved in making sensible sexual choices. It also provides guidelines and practical hints for teens, soon – to – be teens and parents on how to deal with topics of sex, love, relationship, sexuality and surviving a broken heart, with a hope to guide young adults into having healthy and responsible attitudes towards sex and sexuality.
“SMILE, YOU’RE WORTH IT!” by Margo Kluth and Dorothy McCarthy
This is a workbook designed to lead young people to the discovery of self- worth, creative imagination, problem solving and communication skills. It acquaints teens with a step- by – step procedure for developing positive attitudes which result in positive self- image and the reduction of negative behaviour.
TEENAGE PEER EDUCATORS PROGRAMME RESOURCE MANUAL by Action Health Incorporated.
The manual produced by Action Health Inc. is aimed at lessening the burden of adolescence through preventive education programs. It provides teenagers with the knowledge, skills, accurate and comprehensive information on issues of general health, goal setting, values and life planning so as to reduce the incidence of social and health problems common among youths, especially teenage pregnancy and drug abuse.
THE RISKS TO WOMEN OF PREGNANCY AND CHILDBEARING IN ADOLESCENCE. by World Health organisation (WHO)
A selected annotated bibliography of the risks to which pregnant women in adolescence are exposed to, which varies from mortality, obstructed labour, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, to abortion complications, low birth weight, social and economic constraints.
EXAMINING DRUGS AND RISKS by Criarrato, Susan Network Publications.
sThis focuses on drug education and making a relevant decision on drug use. It not only analyses the commonly abused drugs, legal issues on drug use, personal and social costs of drug use, but also critical thinking, healthy behaviour, as well as counselling, rehabilitation and treatment services for drug users.
BORN IN AFRICA
An A. K. A Production Directed By John Zaritsky
The film is about a Ugandan musician, Philly Lutaya Bongoley who was one the thousands of people that had tested HIV positive and had the deadly viral disease “AIDS” (which is known to have no cure). With his will and determination, Philly spread the message, “AIDS Is Real” over countries of the world emphasizing “Unsafe Sex” as dangerous and promoting the use of preventive measures, especially effective barrier methods. The film stimulates people (young and old) not to desert AIDS patients but to cater for and love them, using his real life experience and moving song , “Alone”.
A DSR Inc. Film Production.
The film uses the story of Richard and Rita, two high school teenagers, to clearly convey the risks involved in early sexual activity which leads to unwanted pregnancy, termination of education, loss of self esteem, health complications and poor job prospects among others. It thus, teaches teens about making responsible sexual choices through abstinence which is the safest method and using effective contraception when necessary.