Presentation on theme: "DECISION MAKING Make fantastic decisions using the DECIDE process: Define the situation Explore the alternatives Consider the outcomes Identify your values."— Presentation transcript:
DECISION MAKING Make fantastic decisions using the DECIDE process: Define the situation Explore the alternatives Consider the outcomes Identify your values Values: beliefs and ideas that are important to you – they guide the way you live Decide and Act Evaluate (determine if this worked out the way you intended it to)
Thoughts on VALUES Why do values change as we get older or change in our lives? What happens in life that causes us to change our values? How can you tell what someone’s values are? – Think of a person…. Describe someone who doesn’t have any values
What Should Susie Do? Susie and her family just moved to a new town. Susie is lonely and doesn’t seem to be making any friends. She finally met a group of girls at lunch and they have asked her to go to a party with them on Friday night. Susie was having a great time at the party until her new friends started to smoke. They asked her to join them and Susie doesn’t know what to do. These are the only friends she has made.
DECIDE PROCESS Is it SAFE? Is it LEGAL? Is it HEALTHY Does it RESPECT myself and others? Does it follow my PARENTS guidelines? if your answer to any of the questions is… NO: you may suffer the unhealthy consequences! YES: than it probably is a healthy choice to make!
Heather is excited because Judy has invited her to a party. Judy is one of the most popular girls in school. This is Heather’s chance to be with the popular crowd. However, Heather just found out that her best friend, Carole, has not been invited. Carole wants Heather to go to the movies with her the night of the party. The two girls have been friends for a long time and Heather doesn’t want to lose their friendship.