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.
Session 8: Drugs and Alcohol
The facilitator can outline the main aims of this session as follows:
- For students to reflect on current knowledge about drugs and alcohol.
- For students to consider the dangers and so-called delights of drugs and alcohol.
- For students to identify ways to avoid the kind of drug and alcohol abuse which might lead them to becoming addicted or at risk of self-harm.
Students can initially focus on the question: What do we know about drugs and alcohol? Students should identify all the facts that are currently available to them. This can include factual information gleaned from available literature, as well as so-called ‘street information’. It may be helpful for the facilitator to have some literature available for students, which specifically ...