The World Health Organization estimates that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29 globally. A 2011 US Department of Health and Human Services study found that teens dealing with issues of sexual identity are far more likely to attempt suicide than are other youth. Hope and Self Acceptance provides a way for teens to grasp the importance of every person and the preciousness God holds for each of us
This resource strengthens relationships between youth and their adult leaders, fosters deep conversation during this experience, and provides the beginnings of conversations that go beyond this experience. You will find encouragement to choose activities and resources that connect with who you are as a local church and community addressing topics of faith and sexuality in your context.
Incorporating faith-based decision-making with communications skill-building, this module is designed for students to evaluate their relationships, both platonic and romantic, and know how to make helpful changes in behaviors and communication styles. Teen will learn to make wise choices in all aspects of those relationships, including sexual activity. What participants contribute to a relationship is the focus rather than what they can get from the other person in a relationship.