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Topic: Communication skills 

Health

 Standard 3.  Understands the relationship of family health to individual health
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows how communication techniques can improve family life (e.g., talking openly and honestly with parents when problems arise)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how talking openly and honestly with parents about problems can improve family life
     2.Knows a variety of communication techniques
 Standard 4.  Knows how to maintain mental and emotional health
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows appropriate ways to build and maintain positive relationships with peers, parents, and other adults (e.g., interpersonal communication)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows appropriate ways to build positive relationships with peers
     2.Knows appropriate ways to maintain positive relationships with parents
     3.Knows appropriate ways to build positive relationships with parents
     5.Knows appropriate ways to build positive relationships with adults in the community
     6.Knows appropriate ways to maintain positive relationships with adults in the community
     7.Understands the importance of interpersonal communication in building positive relationships
     8.Understands the importance of interpersonal communication in maintaining positive relationships
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows skills used to communicate effectively with family, friends, and others, and the effects of open and honest communication
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows skills used to communicate effectively with family
     2.Knows skills used to communicate effectively with friends
     3.Knows skills used to communicate effectively with others in the community
     4.Knows the effects of open and honest communication
 Standard 5.  Knows essential concepts and practices concerning injury prevention and safety
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 5.Knows how refusal and negotiation skills can be used to enhance health
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how refusal skills can be used to enhance health
     2.Knows how negotiation skills can be used to enhance health
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Knows how refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills can be used to avoid potentially harmful situations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how refusal skills can be used to avoid potentially harmful situations
     2.Knows how negotiation skills can be used to avoid potentially harmful situations
     3.Knows how collaboration skills can be used to avoid potentially harmful situations
 Standard 9.  Understands aspects of substance use and abuse
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Knows ways to recognize, avoid, and respond to negative social influences and pressure to use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs (e.g., refusal skills, self-control)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways to avoid negative social influences that promote the use alcohol
     2.Knows ways to avoid negative social influences that promote the use of tobacco
     3.Knows ways to avoid negative social influences that promote the use of drugs
     4.Knows ways to avoid negative social pressures that promote the use alcohol
     5.Knows ways to avoid negative social pressures that promote the use tobacco
     6.Knows ways to avoid negative social pressures that promote the use drugs
     7.Knows ways to recognize negative social influences that promote the use alcohol
     8.Knows ways to recognize negative social influences that promote the use of tobacco
     9.Knows ways to recognize negative social influences that promote the use of drugs
     10.Knows ways to recognize negative social pressures that promote the use alcohol
     11.Knows ways to recognize negative social pressures that promote the use tobacco
     12.Knows ways to recognize negative social pressures that promote the use drugs
     13.Knows appropriate responses to negative social influences that promote the use alcohol
     14.Knows appropriate responses to negative social influences that promote the use of tobacco
     15.Knows appropriate responses to negative social influences that promote the use of drugs
     16.Knows appropriate responses to negative social pressures that promote the use alcohol
     17.Knows appropriate responses to negative social pressures that promote the use tobacco
     18.Knows appropriate responses to negative social pressures that promote the use drugs
     19.Understands the use of refusal skills as a response to negative social influences that promote the use of alcohol
     20.Understands the use of refusal skills as a response to negative social influences that promote the use of tobacco
     21.Understands the use of refusal skills as a response to negative social influences that promote the use of drugs
     22.Understands the use of refusal skills as a response to negative social pressures that promote the use of alcohol
     23.Understands the use of refusal skills as a response to negative social pressures that promote the use of tobacco
     24.Understands the use of refusal skills as a response to negative social pressures that promote the use of drugs
     25.Understands self-control as a response to negative social influences that promote the use of alcohol
     26.Understands self-control as a response to negative social influences that promote the use of tobacco
     27.Understands self-control as a response to negative social influences that promote the use of drugs
     28.Understands self-control as a response to negative social pressures that promote the use of alcohol
     29.Understands self-control as a response to negative social pressures that promote the use of tobacco
     30.Understands self-control as a response to negative social pressures that promote the use of drugs