Help Middle and High Students Connect to and Understand Their Emotions

A Curriculum to Support Mental Wellness in Grades 6-12

Help Middle and High Students Connect to and Understand Their Emotions

A Curriculum to Support Mental Wellness in Grades 6-12



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Why Our Middle and High School Curriculum
Makes a Difference

Tailored specifically to secondary learners, our middle and high school modules reflect the unique needs of students in grade 6-12. This includes more concise content with relatable examples and images, leveled vocabulary and topic discussion, and developmentally appropriate lines of questioning. Our curriculum addresses current and relevant topics essential for teens’ mental health and wellness.

Modulized Content

Empowers students with the tools necessary to vocalize and make sense of their feelings.

Journalistic Introspection

Helps students connect the material to themselves and feel more comfortable providing honest responses relative to their mental health, giving insights into their students’ well-being.

Engaging Educator Guides

Provides developmentally appropriate lessons, activities, and discussion topics for middle school students.

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Erin’s Law Curriculum Series

Approved legislation in 38 states, Erin’s Law mandates age-appropriate education to empower students in recognizing and preventing abuse. Join us for a comprehensive curriculum featuring eight modules for students, educator guides with worksheets, and parent/guardian resources to ensure a holistic approach to safety education.

  • Eight-module curriculum for students.

  • Educator Guides with worksheets and content connections.

  • Parent/guardian and instructional versions aligned with student modules.

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Explore Our Middle and High School Modules

Discover our extensive library of 35+ modules designed specifically for middle and high school students, covering essential topics to connect to their feelings and support their emotional development.

  • Welcome

    This introductory module serves as a prerequisite for all students, providing essential instructions for navigating the course modules effectively. It includes mandatory disclosures regarding confidentiality, respect, and academic integrity are provided to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

  • Vision of Self

    This module defines the concept of self-vision, distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy perspectives. It instructs students on implementing healthy viewpoints and cultivating a positive self-image. Additionally, it explores the development of personal vision and provides tools for growth.

  • Truancy

    This module focuses on keeping students engaged in school by addressing challenges and barriers to attendance. It explores personal pitfalls that may hinder students’ ability to remain in school and provides strategies to overcome these obstacles.

  • Talking to Adults

    This module outlines the importance of healthy communication with adults, emphasizing the ability to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions effectively. It discusses the repercussions of improper communication and empowers students to voice their needs appropriately. Students learn to communicate assertively and navigate interactions with confidence.

  • Suicide Education and Prevention

    This module delves into depression, exploring suicide facts, risk factors, and protective factors. It guides students through effective intervention strategies to support themselves and others in need.

  • Stress Management

    This module guides students in understanding stress: its definition and how it affects their mental, physical, and behavioral aspects. It emphasizes normalizing stress as a natural part of life and prepares them to adapt to its impacts. Students develop personalized plans to effectively cope with and thrive amidst stressful events.

  • Strategies for Successful Return to School

    This module defines successful reintegration, emphasizing post-school pitfalls and offering coping strategies to stay on track. It explores barriers, providing tools to overcome challenges, ensuring smooth transition.

  • Self-Esteem

    This module defines self-esteem, categorizes its types, and delves into strategies for cultivating a robust sense of self-worth. It addresses barriers to success, offers tools for overcoming challenges, and outlines a future-oriented plan for personal development.

  • Restorative Practices

    This module defines restorative practices, delineates types of harm, stresses the importance of fostering safety in environments, and specifies methods to build trust. It educates on handling negative situations, addresses barriers to success, and equips with tools to surmount challenges.

  • Refocus

    This module targets immediate disruptive behaviors, aiding students in processing emotions and regulating conduct before rejoining the mainstream environment.

  • Putting It All Together

    This thorough review integrates skills from previous modules, ensuring a successful transition back to school and life. It emphasizes the importance of implementation and boosts student confidence for effective reintegration.

  • Primary and Secondary Impacts of Behavior

    Defines impacts of behavior, outlines types, stresses understanding one’s effect on the world, and cautions against negative impacts. Explores barriers to success, offers tools for overcoming challenges, suggests ways to enhance personal impact, and outlines future plans.

  • Motivation

    Defines motivation, explores its types, addresses barriers to success, and furnishes tools for overcoming challenges. Discusses methods to enhance motivation, emphasizes its significance, and outlines a future plan.

  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness teaches students to be present, impacting emotions and perspective positively. It equips them with tools for staying calm and focused.

  • Life Changes and Adjustments

    “Life Changes and Adjustments” supports students in navigating life’s transitions, big or small. By normalizing change, it promotes personalized adaptability and coping strategies. Its flexibility allows for repeated use, offering quick validation and skill reinforcement.

  • Learning How to Say “No Thanks”

    This module empowers students to confidently decline uncomfortable or risky situations. It also aids in understanding personal boundaries and preferences, facilitating self-discovery.

  • Learned Helplessness

    Defines learned helplessness, uncovers its origins, and illustrates how overcoming it leads to empowerment. Explores success barriers, offering tools to overcome challenges.

  • Irrational Thinking

    This module defines irrational thinking and its harmful effects, especially prevalent among teenagers. It offers strategies to overcome negative thought patterns, addresses barriers to success, and provides tools for navigating challenges effectively.

  • Impulsive Decision-Making

    Explores impulsivity, its risks, and teenage inclinations. Introduces alternative behaviors, addresses barriers to success, offers tools for overcoming challenges, teaches healthy substitutes, and outlines a future plan.

  • Healthy Relationships

    This module centers on assessing and fostering wholesome peer relationships.

  • Healthy Communication

    This module defines healthy communication, stressing its significance and covering verbal, non-verbal, body language, and tone. It addresses barriers, offers tools for overcoming challenges, discusses effective approaches, and outlines a plan for the future.

  • Getting to Know You

    This module fosters early understanding of students, whether at term start or a new connection. It explores their thoughts, abilities, and interests, boosting engagement and well-being. It also assists administrators in gathering IEP data directly from students, meeting Department of Education requirements.

  • Future Goals

    This module defines goals and underscores the importance of focus. It guides students in envisioning their future selves and offers strategies for maintaining concentration. Additionally, it addresses obstacles to success and equips students with tools to overcome challenges.

  • Digital Citizenship

    This module promotes safe technology use and outlines appropriate digital behavior. It covers cell phone usage, texting, social media etiquette, and all aspects of cyber conduct, promoting responsible online interactions.

  • Depression

    This module helps students recognize and manage emotions, coping with depressive symptoms. It distinguishes between symptoms and depression, highlighting risk factors. Finally, it teaches when and how to seek help effectively.

  • Cultural Implications Within Family and Learned Behavior

    This module defines “family” and explores traits shaped within it. It broadens the concept of family, emphasizing its impact on beliefs, norms, values, and personality. It encourages embracing diverse beliefs and resisting conformity. Additionally, it addresses barriers to success, offering tools for overcoming challenges.

  • Coping Strategies

    This module highlights coping strategies, underscores their importance, and provides practical examples. It helps students recognize their unique skills, explores obstacles to success, and equips them with tools to overcome challenges. It guides on effective implementation and explores strategies for future goals.

  • Character Traits

    Discover essential character traits like empathy, honesty, integrity, accountability, and respect. Understand their significance, how to overcome obstacles, and cultivate these traits for personal growth. Equip yourself with tools to navigate challenges and envision a future guided by strong character and values.

  • Bullying and Cyberbullying

    Aimed at safeguarding individuals and fostering a supportive environment, this module empowers students to combat bullying and cyberbullying. It equips them with the tools to protect themselves and others while guiding them towards a path of mental and emotional well-being.

  • Avoiding Exploitation

    Understand exploitation, prioritize safety, and navigate potential pitfalls in relationships. Learn to recognize the disguises of harmful individuals and distinguish healthy traits in safe ones. Release self-blame, empower growth, and overcome barriers with practical tools for success.

  • Anxiety

    Designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of anxiety. Learn to identify its subtle signs and symptoms, while developing effective coping mechanisms and proactive help-seeking behaviors to navigate through challenging times with resilience and confidence.

  • Anger Management

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of anger management, emphasizing its significance in maintaining healthy relationships and well-being. Explore various forms of anger, including passive, passive-aggressive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors. Identify barriers to successful anger management and acquire practical tools to overcome challenges. Learn to implement healthier coping strategies and develop a personalized plan for the future, fostering positive change and growth.

  • All or Nothing Thinking

    Unpack the concept of extreme thinking patterns, illuminating their pitfalls and common tendencies. Delve into healthier alternatives to dysfunctional habits, mitigating the impact of limited thinking. Explore barriers to success and equip with practical tools to surmount challenges, fostering a more balanced and adaptable mindset.

  • Adrenaline

    Understand the dynamics of adrenaline, discerning between its “fight or flight” responses. Dive into teenage thrill-seeking behaviors and examine adrenaline’s physiological effects. Identify healthier alternatives and address barriers to success. Equip with strategies to overcome challenges, fostering resilience. Foster a plan for the future grounded in balanced decision-making.