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A 42 1-6.  Journal: What are some decisions that you made today? How would you like it if all your decisions were made by rolling a dice, magic 8 ball,

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2  Journal: What are some decisions that you made today? How would you like it if all your decisions were made by rolling a dice, magic 8 ball, etc.? If you did that you would have NO CONTROL over decisions – they would be made for you.

3  Inactive – (turtle) wishy washy; don’t like to make decisions; put off decisions.  Reactive – (duck) follow the crowd; do what friends say; want to please others, give control to them.  Proactive – (owl) take responsibility for decisions, no excuses, have control over decisions.

4  Journal: Which animal/decision making style are you more like ? Why?  Have you ever made a decision you didn’t think through and later regretted? What was it and what would you have done differently? InactiveReactiveProactive

5 1. Decision to be made 2. Choices 3. Pros/Cons of each choice 4. Evaluate :Compare Pros/Cons 5. Make decision Ask yourself – is it: * Healthful? * Safe? * Legal? * Show respect to yourself/others? * Show good character – is it the right thing to do? * Would your parents approve?

6 1. Decision to be made 2. Choices 3. Pros/Cons of each choice 4. Evaluate :Compare Pros/Cons 5. Make decision Ask yourself – is it: * Healthful? * Safe? * Legal? * Show respect to yourself/others? * Show good character – is it the right thing to do? * Would your parents approve?

7  On the outside of the box is criteria for making decisions.  Inside the box are decisions to be made.  One person opens the box and takes out a situation. They read it to the class, then make a decision.  They then toss the box to another student who rotates the box, evaluating the decision.  After evaluating the decision, toss the box to another student to make another decision, etc.

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11  A 44 Internal pressure: put pressure on yourself; you control.  External pressure: from outside sources; have no control over.

12 1. Your knowledge: what you know or don’t know. 2. Your likes/dislikes: your preferences 3. Your values: what’s important to you 4. Your desires: what you want 5. Your fears: your concerns 6. Your risk-taking style: unnecessary risks can harm you

13 1. You’re babysitting and feel bored. You see a bottle of whiskey in the cabinet and think “Maybe I should try some.”

14 2. A popular kid in your class always gets a laugh when they make nasty jokes about other students or calls them names. It seems strange to you, but the more they do it, the more other kids seem to like them. You’re beginning to think that maybe you should make nasty jokes about other students and call them names to show they you’re one of the crowd.

15 3. It’s Saturday night. You and three friends had plans to go to the movies. When you get to your friend’s house, everyone has decided to stay there instead of going out, since your friend’s parents aren’t home. All three of your friends have just opened beers for themselves. You don’t want one, and you really want to see the movie. No one offers you a beer, but you feel pressured to drink one anyway.

16 4.You’ve promised yourself to reorganize your room on Sunday, but you overheard two friends making plans to go to the mall. You don’t have any money, and you know this is the last free Sunday afternoon you’ll have for a long time because of a big report you have to work on. One the other hand, you really like the mall and figure that you have “earned” an afternoon off. They haven’t invited you, but you’re feeling pressure to go back on your promise to yourself.

17 1. Your family: their behaviors may influence you 2. Your friends/peers: positive or negative ex. ? 3. Your environment: surroundings 4. Your culture: beliefs and values of a group of people 5. Laws: influence what you do – ex. Wear seat belt 6. Media: TV, radio, films, printed material, etc. 7. Role models: People you admire & respect

18 A good kid who just made a mistake. Boy died in car accident. He was driving at a high rate of speed and was driving under the influence of alcohol. His car left the roadway and struck a large pine tree along the road.

19 1. Say “No” in a firm voice, be assertive, not aggressive or passive. 2. You can give reasons for saying “No”, or sound like a broken record. 3. Suggest alternatives, turn the pressure around on them. 4. Walk away; avoid situation 5. Strength in numbers; hang out with people of same beliefs

20  Different times throughout your life, you may want to know how to prevent an illness, how to improve your health, or more about a health problem.  You need to know reliable sources where you can get your information.

21 1. Libraries: Books, CD-roms, etc. 2. Print and other media: newspapers, magazines, medical journals, informational TV / radio shows. 3. Internet: government or health agencies 4. Community resources: Government offices, county health department, major health organizations.

22 1. Decision making style where you make a decision and accept responsibility for it. 2. Decision making style where you don’t like to make decisions. 3. Decision making style where you do what your friends want you to do. 4. The type of pressure you put on yourself. 5. The type of pressure from outside sources. 6. One example of external pressure. 7. Skills for saying no to negative pressure from peers. 8. Technique where you keep repeating yourself. 9. One reliable source where you can get health information.


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