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This ten-session program improves adolescent girls' confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness, encouraging students to develop problem-solving strategies about peer pressure, sex, substance abuse, and being a parent.

Self-Esteem and Positive Thinking
Self-esteem and positive thinking
Introduction

The facilitator can outline the main aims of this session as follows:

  • For students to be able to identify their own levels of self-esteem and to understand the concept of self-esteem.
  • For students to understand how what others say can affect our self-esteem and levels of confidence.
  • For students to understand the importance of motivation and positive thinking.

The facilitator will be aware that there are many definitions of self-esteem and none is definitive. However, it may be helpful to make reference to the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem's 1990 definition as follows:

‘Appreciating my own worth and importance and being accountable for myself and my responsibilities towards others.’

The facilitator may also wish to highlight alternative definitions of self-esteem ...

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