Teenagers have the mindset of being invincible. It is critical they receive the education necessary for them to survive
and become knowledgeable about the dangers that lure among them.
Most teens thrive off of “junk-food” which leads to a long list of health issues and deviates from the nutrition that is
significant for their young lives. Everyone needs sodium, cholesterol, fat, and calories to live. However,
consuming any of these in excess can be harmful. Too much fat and salt contributes to another issue caused by
not eating healthier can be obesity.
Too many of our teenagers are drastically over weight. The shocking fact is that 14% of our teenagers suffer from obesity.
That number has doubled since the 1970s. The illnesses that can affect teenage obesity are vast and include high blood
pressure, diabetes and, heart disease. The majority of teens exists off of impulse and do not plan for nutritional
meals or conduct smart shopping. Since many teens have not been taught how they react instead of being proactive
which could result in a completely different outcome.
Cleanliness needs to be a daily habit. Teens have little patience and do not entertain anything that requires a lot
of time like reading directions on cleaning products, properly doing laundry or how to clean up after handling
certain foods such as pork or chicken.
How ASCC Makes a Difference
In ASCC Daily Living Program our youth will be taught the importance and safeguarding of several areas by
showing them both the precautions and dangerous outcomes if proper measures are not taken.
We will cover such topics as:
Fire prevention and safety - being knowledgeable about fire safety can affect all areas of daily living.
Such as the use of candles, increased social interaction may raise the risk of fires through smoking, using
matches or lighters and the use of barbecues during the summer months. In the case of a fire breaking out
the whole family, including older children, and having the needs to know what to do. Having an escape plan
will help your household to act quickly if you hear the bleeping of your smoke detector. There is a great
need to be aware of kitchen safety, as this room is the origin of a large proportion of fires in the home.
Teenagers who have left home should also be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Buying Goods & Services - America's economy is dependent upon the buying and selling of goods and services.
We make purchases every day, hence the title, "consumer". As a consumer you have specific rights and responsibilities
and are an important part of the American economy. Since modern teenagers are making more money and buying more
"stuff" than any other generation. This reality has created a marketplace that advertises products directly to
teens, and navigating through this market without being scammed is tough. We emphasize on being cautious of
“deals” that sound too good to be true.
Meal Planning & Nutrition - our teens will learn not only how to plan a meal, but how to work it
into a budget, conduct grocery shopping, use coupons and other means of savings and balance out nutritional
meals for their individual well-being.
Cleanliness - the teens in our program will gain knowledge of safe personal hygiene to prevent health
problems and become skilled at housekeeping habits that are good for everyone’s health. It is important to have
a clean environment, but also an organized environment such as how to store supplies, dispose of hazardous
materials, cleaning up after food preparation, proper disposal of spilled liquids, used cleaning rags,
broken glass and preventing tripping hazards.
For more information on the Daily Living Program or any other ASCC Program, please contact us at 615-283-3013
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