Health and Prevention

Villa Maria’s Family Life Education Program was built to guide students as they develop positive and informed behaviour choices. Students are encouraged to make appropriate decisions based on knowledge and introspection about their core values. The program also helps students improve their interpersonal and communication skills.

The Villa Maria Family Life Education Program has been a part of our school for 18 years. Every grade level receives six age-appropriate classes per year. Each session respects the values, beliefs, and maturity level of the students. 

The Family Life Education Program also includes a drop-in center, which students can visit during lunch time, or by appointment, for access to information, pamphlets and community resources.

For your information, here are the topics discussed:

SECONDARY 1

  • Transition to high school
  • Time & stress management
  • Technology
  • Puberty
  • Friendship
  • Drug prevention
  • Anonymous questions period

 SECONDARY 2

  • Balanced relationships
  • Bullying
  • Drug and consequences
  • Peer influence
  • Self esteem
  • Anonymous questions period

SECONDARY 3

  • Risky behaviors and their consequences
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Decision-making and technology
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Sexuality (birth control)
  • Anonymous questions period

SECONDARY 4

  • Relationships
  • Sexual violence and drugs
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sexual orientation
  • Anonymous questions period

SECONDARY 5

  • Career exploration
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Alcohol, drugs and prevention
  • Sexuality
  • Transition to CEGEP

For more information, please contact:

Desirée Chaker-Brenner
Family Life Educator
chaker-brennerd@villamaria.qc.ca
extension 3280