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Rule 6A-1.094124, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Required Instruction

School districts must annually provide a minimum of five (5) hours of data-driven instruction to students in grades 6-12 related to civic and character education and life skills education through resiliency education using the health education standards adopted in Rule 6A-1.09401, F.A.C., Student Performance Standards. The instruction will advance each year through developmentally appropriate instruction and skill building.

Required Instruction Topics

Resiliency Education: Civic and Character Education and Life Skills Education (6th-12th required)

1. Strategies specific to demonstrating resiliency through adversity, including the benefits of service to the community through volunteerism;
2. Strategies to develop healthy characteristics that reinforce positive core values and foster resiliency such as:
a. Empathy, perseverance, grit, gratitude and responsibility;
b. Critical thinking, problem solving and responsible decision-making;
c. Self-awareness and self-management;
d. Mentorship and citizenship; and
e. Honesty.
3. Recognition of signs and symptoms of mental health concerns;
4. Promotion of resiliency to empower youth to persevere and reverse the harmful stigma of mental health by reframing the approach from mental health education to resiliency education;
5. Strategies to support a peer, friend, or family member through adversity;
6. Prevention of suicide;
7. Prevention of the abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs; and
8. Awareness of local school and community resources and the process for accessing assistance.

Substance Use and Abuse Health Education (K-12th

Child Trafficking Prevention Education (K-12th)

1. Recognition of signs of human trafficking;
2. Awareness of resources, including national, state and local resources;
3. Prevention of the abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs;
4. Information on the prevalence, nature, and strategies to reduce the risk of human trafficking, techniques to set healthy boundaries, and how to safely seek assistance; and
5. Information on how social media and mobile device applications are used for human trafficking.
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