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.

Gang Culture
Gang culture


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

  • For students to gain an understanding of the nature of gangs and the characteristics of offending groups.
  • For students to be able to distinguish between ‘normal’ groups of young people who simply hang out with each other and those for whom crime and violence are an integral part of their identity.
  • To encourage students to reflect upon the negative consequences of gang culture.
  • To provide opportunities to identify practise and develop an assertive conflict management style.

The facilitator can highlight the key aspects/contents of the session, providing assurance that the group rules will be adhered to and that all students' views and ideas will be acknowledged and valued.


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