Terms to Know: health skills, interpersonal communication, refusal skills, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, decision-making skills, values, goal, short-term goal, long-term goal, action plan, character, role model
I. Interpersonal Skills A. Interpersonal Communication - exchanging thoughts, feelings and beliefs between two or more people. B. Effective Communication Skills 1. Say what you mean 2. Be respectful in your communication 3. Be a good listener C. Refusal Skills - learn to say "NO" to behaviors that are unsafe, unhealthy or against your values. D. Conflict Resolution - resolving disagreements by constructively talking through them instead of blowing up or walking out.
II. Self-Management Skills A. Take responsibility for yourself by acting in specific ways to promote your wellness. B. Practice healthy behaviors. C. Manage Stress
III. Analyzing Influences A. Internal Influences - knowledge, values, likes, dislikes, desires B. External Influences - family, friends, peers, environments, culture, laws and media.
IV. Decision Making Process A. Six Steps to making healthy decisions 1. state situation 2. list options 3. list possible outcomes 4. consider your values 5. make decisions and act 6. evaluate decision
V. Setting Personal Health Goals A. Short Term Goals - one you can reach quickly and easily B. Long Term Goals - one you work toward over time. C. Action Plan 1. set specific, ralistic goals 2. list steps needed to reach the goal 3. identify sources of help/ support 4. set time frame to reach goal 5. record and evaluate progress 6. reward yourself after achievement
VI. What is GOOD Character? A. Someone who demonstrates core ethical values such as honesty and respect B. Six major traits of good character: 1. trustworthy 2. respect 3. responsibility 4. fairness 5. caring 6. citizenship
VII. Developing Character A. Steps to develop GOOD Character: 1. stand up for your beliefs 2. learn from people who demonstrate GOOD Character 3. join volunteer groups B. Look for positive role models (people whose success or behavior serves as a good example)
VIII. Demonstrating GOOD Character A. Practicing Behaviors that have a positive effect both on yourself and others B. Make a difference at home, school and community
REVIEW Questions for Class Discussion: 1. list three skills that help build and maintain healthy relationships? 2. List 5 communication strategies that help you say no when you are urged to take part in risky behavior? 3. What are some ways to manage the negative effects of stress? 4. Give three examples of reliable sources for health information? 5. List three examples of external influences? 6. What are the 6 steps of the "Decision Making Process"? 7. What is the difference between short term goals and long term goals? 8. What are some advantages of seeking advice from a parent or older brother and sister? 9. What are values? 10. how do values influence decision making? 11. What are some benefits of being a positive role model? 12. How does character impact your health? 13. What does it mean to be trustworthy? 14. What are some ways to demonstrate GOOD character? 15. How does being someone's role model affect you?
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