Coercing or conning a teen into sexual activity - it's called emotional grooming, and it happens far too often to boys as well as girls. Using tactics like flattery, jealousy, and intimidation, the emotional groomer manipulates his or her target into a sexual relationship that can have devastating physical and emotional consequences for the victim. Parents, teachers, and adults who work with and care for youth, however, can help adolescents recognize the signs of emotional grooming and learn to protect themselves from being used or abused. Unmasking Sexual Con Games is a proven curriculum that teaches young people how to distinguish between unhealthy and healthy relationships. Ten new lesson plans in this revised edition give step-by-step instructions in teaching teens to: Recognize emotional grooming and the nine emotional grooming tactics. Identify distorted thinking and language cons by looking at actual (all-new) letters written by emotional groomers. Learn what their physical, emotional, and sexual boundaries should be to have healthy relationships. Understand the twelve steps of physical closeness and "how far to go" at each stage of a relationship. Practice good friendship and dating skills. Additional information on combating sexual harassment, dating violence, and sexual abuse is provided. Also discussed are the role of the media, alcohol, and drugs in emotional grooming.McGee, Kathleen M. is the author of 'Unmasking Sexual Con Games Leaders Guide', published 2003 under ISBN 9781889322544 and ISBN 1889322547.