Teen Choices Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises, & Educational Handouts
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9781570252556
Item Number: 8525

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Today’s teens live in a far more challenging atmosphere than past generations and they face many important choices that both positively and negatively affect their growth and development.

Their success in life is a result of the choices they make as they mature and that those that they will make in the future.

Making effective independent choices is often a point of contention between teens and adults (parents, teachers, grandparents, etc.). As teens mature, they face increasing demands to learn to make choices more independently and to take more responsibility for their own choices. Choices allow teens to change how they are currently living their lives (if they are not happy where they are) or continue to live responsibly by making even more effective choices.

Teen Choices Workbook contains five separate sections to help participants learn more about choices they have made and choices they have yet to make in their lives:

  • Teen Action Choices helps teens analyze the factors that primarily influence the decisions they make and define how effectively they are using their time.
  • Teen Relationships Choices helps teens examine how they make choices about acquaintances, friends, best friends, and dating friends.
  • Teen Cultural Differences helps teens explore how accepting and receptive they are to people who are different from themselves.
  • Teen “Not-So-Great” Choices helps teens reconsider the choices they made in the past that were not successful and outline more effective decision-making techniques.
  • Teen Risk-Taking Behavior helps teens investigate both the positive and the negative risks they have taken and discover ways to choose healthy risks.

The Teen Choices Workbook is designed to be used either independently or as part of an integrated curriculum. Assessments and journaling exercise may be used effectively with either individuals or with a group. The following tools are included in each section:

  • Assessment instruments
  • Activity handouts
  • Quotations
  • Reflective questions for journaling
  • Educational handouts

SECTION I—Teen Action Choices Scale

Teen Action Choices Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation
Scale Descriptions
My Activity Time
Activities I Enjoy and Might Enjoy
Journaling Activities
How I Spend My Time
Making Effective Time Choices
Each Week . . .
You Can Do It!
Making Wise Choices Quotes
Educational Handouts
Teens and Time Management

SECTION II—Teen Relationship Choices Scale

Teen Relationship Choices Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation
Scale Descriptions and Exercises

Getting to Know You
My Friends
Developing Positive Relationships
Ending Negative Relationships
Best Friends
Being a Better Friend
Dating Friends
Journaling Activities
Relationship Quotations
Journaling About Relationships
Educational Handouts
Developing New Relationships
Nurturing Long-Lasting Relationships

SECTION III—Teen Cultural Differences Scale

Teen Cultural Differences Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation
Profile Descriptions
Valuing Diversity
Interact with Diverse Individuals
Your Own Cultural Identity
Avoid Stereotyping
My Stereotypes
People from Other Countries
People with a Different Sexual Orientation
People with Special Needs or Health Issues
People from a Different Race or Religion
People in a Different Financial Situation
Journaling Activities
What I Learned about Myself
Educational Handouts
The Cycle of Hatred
Journaling Activities
The Cycle of Hatred Quotations

SECTION IV—Teen “not-so-great” Choices Scale

Teen “Not-So-Great” Choices Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation
Scale Descriptions
Past “Not-So-Great” Choices
Critical Thinking
A Logical Decision-Making Process
Impulsive Behavior
Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure in Your Life
Independent Status
Your Independent Status
Journaling Activities
Critical Thinking
Peer Pressure
Choice Quotations
Educational Handouts
Important Decisions
Questions to Ask When Facing a Decision

SECTION V—Teen Risk-Taking Scale

Teen Positive and Negative Risk-Taking Scales Directions
Teen Positive Risk-Taking Scale
Teen Positive Risk-Taking Scale Scoring Directions
Teen Positive Risk-Taking Scale Profile Interpretation
Positive Risks at School
Positive Risks in My Social Life
Positive Risks in My Activities
Positive Risks with My Family and Friends
Positive Risks in the Future
Teen Negative Risk-Taking Scale
Teen Negative Risk-Taking Scale Scoring Directions.
Teen Negative Risk-Taking Scale Profile Interpretation
Negative Risks with Substances
Negative Physical Risks
Negative Criminal Risks
Negative Health Risks
Learning about Negative Risks
Journaling Activities
Risk-Taking Quotations
Educational Handouts
Positive Risk-Taking
Negative Risk-Taking
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