Optimal Health Education
Our mission is to inspire, educate, and mobilize young people to build a healthier life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
RealOptions uses a public health model that focuses on Risk Avoidance as their approach to addressing behaviors. According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." The Risk Avoidance approach is extensively researched and scientifically proven. It encourages avoiding risk behaviors and abstaining from all associated risks to achieve optimal health. This specific curriculum makes the messaging engaging and focuses on a holistic approach to these topics by expanding into related subjects such as knowing oneself, goal casting, and what it takes to build healthy relationships.
Every student desires connection, respect, and healthy relationships. Many students come from broken families and homes and have no one to present something different including how to avoid poverty.
With real life skills and life mapping, students learn how to achieve a risk-free status of optimal health. It is transformational, not just informational.
Topics we cover:
- Healthy Relationships
- Peer Pressure
- Knowing Yourself/Needs
- Risk-avoidance Life Skills
- Sexual Harassment/Consent
- Pregnancy/Fetal Age/Birth Control
REAL Essentials Curriculum