The emphasis of this workbook is on helping participants learn a step-by-step method for making decisions and life choices that builds on their awareness of the present moment, highlights their strengths, is consistent with their goals, helps them solve problems, and has positive consequences.
Because adolescents are more likely to make impulsive and often risky decisions, the ability to reflect and think carefully before making a decision is one of the most critical skills they must learn and practice. The final workbook in the program teaches the Eight Steps to Personal Success—a structured decision-making and social problem solving framework that includes identifying problems, setting goals, generating solutions, evaluating consequences for self and others, and making effective decisions. The underlying premise is that participants will behave more responsibly if they learn to deal with everyday conflicts and problems more effectively.
Sold in packets of five, not available individually.
“School psychologists are always looking for new, research-based interventions and programs. . . . By teaching students empathy, the importance of belonging to positive social groups, and other skills, Positive Life Changes enhances social skills and life competencies. . . . The assessment materials included with the program allow data-based decisions to be made about the intervention and the individuals in the program.”
—Amanda Pike, MSPA Newsletter
Minnesota School Psychologists Association