The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognize the importance of social skills to aid their development.
The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem and self awareness based on the author's research and experience. Covering issues including relationships, drugs and problem solving the new edition will also cover: Gang cultures; Cyber-bullying; Future pressures; Eating disorders
This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well as offering easily accessible worksheets and materials available to download online. Tina Rae has once again devised an innovative and engaging program.
The facilitator can outline the main aims of this session as follows:
- For students to understand peer pressure and examine situations in which it is used.
- For students to be able to distinguish between passive, aggressive and assertive behaviour and understand the importance of being assertive in peer pressure situations.
- For students to reflect on how they would cope and deploy assertive behaviours in a variety of situations.
It will initially be helpful to consider the concept of peer pressure and for the facilitator to offer students some definitions and explanations as follows:
- Peer pressure is when you feel vulnerable to giving in to the opinions of others.
- Peer pressure is when you feel pressure to go along with the crowd when you ...