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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Health 4.9

Personal/interpersonal skills. The student uses social skills for building and maintaining healthy relationships throughout the life span. The student is expected to:

  • (1) describe the qualities of a good friend;
    • (A) explain steps in conflict resolution;
    • (B) explain the importance of refusal skills and why the influence of negative peer pressure and the media should be resisted;
    • (C) demonstrate healthy ways of gaining attention;
    • (D) identify critical issues that should be discussed with parents/trusted adults such as puberty, harassment, and emotions;
    • (E) analyze strengths and weaknesses in personal communication skills;
    • (F) identify positive and negative characteristics of social groups such as gangs, clubs, and cliques; and
    • (G) demonstrate refusal skills.