Texas Skills for Effective Relationships
There are a wide range of clips to choose from that address different areas of the curriculum and include topics such as: peer pressure, substance use, coming out, interpersonal conflict, dating relationships, etc. It is important to review clips in advance of showing them to the students so that appropriate clips are chosen for the students in the class as well as the topics being discussed. The lessons identify when it would be an appropriate time to show a clip.
These clips are organized into three sections. Part I focuses on demonstrating communication styles which include: assertive, passive and aggressive communication. Part II focuses on demonstrating skills that include: delay, refusal and negotiation skills and Part III focuses on a combination of skills.
Part I – Assertive, Passive, Aggressive Communication Styles
Scenario 1: Pressure to drink beer at a party
Scenario 2: Pressuring a friend to do a “favor” in person in order to have inappropriate photos deleted
Scenario 3: Accusation of cheating on a partner
Scenario 4: Pressuring a friend to send "nudes" as a payback for taking their shift at work