High School Programs

Our high school health education programs are available in three different delivery methods and are targeted to students in eighth through 12th grade. Read more about each delivery method below and contact Weller Health Education to schedule programs for your students or to share topic ideas to add to our health education library.

Program Delivery Options

In-person

If schools are open to visitors, the team from Weller Health Education will present health education programs to students in the classroom for no fee. The team will wear masks and will follow all required safety protocol.  

Synchronous programs

Weller Health Education staff offer live, virtual health education programs using video conferencing for no fee. This method of program delivery allows the team to reach students in the classroom as well as those working remotely and gives students additional synchronous instruction time.

Asynchronous programs

All Weller Health Education program topics are available in 12-15 minute modules for educators to use with students remotely for no fee. Each lesson includes a "show what you know" worksheet. All video modules can be accessed through our Asynchronous Video Library 

Programs

Click on a program title to learn more. 

Adolescent Depression Awareness Program

A school-based curriculum designed to educate high school students about adolescent depression and reduce the stigma commonly associated with mental illness.

Objectives:

  • Identify the symptoms of depression
  • Learn to seek parallels between depression and other medical illnesses
  • Recognize that suicide is a potential consequence of depression
  • Understand that depression is a treatable illness
  • Identify ways to help themselves or others who may be suffering with depression or may be suicidal

Heroin: How Did I Get Here?

This program educates high school students about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse and how it can lead to heroin addiction.

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between proper use and abuse of prescription drugs
  • Analyze reasons why a person would transition from prescription drug misuse to heroin use
  • Describe the effects of prescription opioids and heroin on the body

Relationships 201

This program helps students work through some of the challenging aspects of their relationships. Students will learn how to deal with unhealthy relationships, recognize when it is time to break up and how to do so respectfully and identify red flags of an abusive relationship.

Objectives:

  • Identify aspects of maturity which may impact an intimate relationship
  • Define relationship abuse and describe consequences of abusive relationships
  • Demonstrate assertive and effective communication skills
  • List resources available for adolescents in unhealthy relationships

STI Health and Prevention

A straightforward and honest presentation about the choices students make regarding sexual contact. Sexually-transmitted infections (STI's) and other consequences are discussed.

Objectives:

  • Explain how the most common STIs are transmitted
  • Learn ways to decrease the spread of STIs by not having sex, by using condoms consistently and correctly, and by not touching blood or used hypodermic needles

Sexual Assault Awareness

Presented by LVHN Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Students will understand what sexual assault is, define consent and the laws regarding the age of consent. Students will learn how to help a friend who is a victim of sexual assault and identify resources available.

The Vaping Epidemic

This program educates students on the facts and myths about vaping and the adverse health effects.

Objectives:

  • Discuss types/brands of electronic cigarettes
  • Review the effects of vaping
  • Discuss stages of addiction and nicotine withdrawal