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The Little Flower Experience
This spring, Healthy Respect was privileged to work with 50 of the 100 residents of the Little Flower Residential Treatment Center (RTC) on Long Island. All the residents attend the Little Flower Union Free School District which is located on the RTC campus grounds. Healthy Respect instructors, Wayne K. Williams and Debbie Harding from the Life Center of Long Island spent two days a week for nine weeks interacting with the 7th – 9th graders.
Of the Little Flower experience, Wayne said “the staff welcomed us with arms wide open and made our entire time working there enjoyable, safe, warm and fun. Mr. Carlo, the health teacher did a tremendous job in organizing and scheduling us from day one. Mr. Carlo was respected by each and every student in his class, who in turn gave us the same respect. Because of his organizational skills we were able to deliver the entire Healthy Respect program."
"Some of the other teachers had the opportunity to
observe the program and made it clear to us that they too learned information they didn’t know, particularly about sexually-transmitted diseases. One teacher mentioned to me that she wanted to
get more information on the damaging physical consequences
Students commented on the effect the Healthy Respect Savin It Program had on them:
The Healthy Respect Savin It program was taught through the PE/Health classes. Mr. Alfredo Carlo Jr. the Health teacher made the following comments about the program:
"Ms. Harding and Mr. Williams do an excellent job in relaying
their information to our students so they can understand it. They have
a keen ability to make modifications in the middle of a lesson allowing
every student to become a part of it."