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1 Building Health Skills and Character Chapter 2

2 Lesson 1

3 Building Health Skills Vocabulary: Health Skills Interpersonal Communication Refusal Skills Conflict Resolution Stress Management Advocacy You’ll Learn to:  Demonstrate communication skills in building healthy relationships.  Demonstrate refusal strategies and conflict resolution skills  Apply self-management strategies  Analyze influences on behavior  Develop evaluation criteria for health information

4 Health Skills  Health Skills- or life skills are specific tools and strategies that help you maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health.

5 Interpersonal Skills  Interpersonal communication- is the exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more people.  Effective communication include: –Clearly say what you mean –Pay attention to how you say something –Be a good listener

6 Communication Techniques  Use “I” messages  Speak calmly and clearly, using a respectful tone.  Listen carefully, and ask appropriate questions.  Show appropriate body language.

7 Refusal Skills  Refusal Skills- are communication strategies that can help you say no when you urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthful, or that is against your values.  Refusal Strategies –Say no in a firm voice –Explain why –Suggest alternatives –Use appropriate body language –Leave if necessary

8 Conflict Resolution Skills  Conflict resolution- is the process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving.  Steps to deal with a conflict –Take time to calm down and think –Speak calmly and listen attentively –Use a polite tone and brainstorm while working to resolve conflict peacefully.

9 Self Management Skills  Practice Healthful Behaviors  Managing Stress –Stress management- ways to deal with or overcome the negative effects of stress.

10 Self Management Skills cont.  Analyzing Influences-”How do you determine what health choices are right for you?”  Internal influences- knowledge, values, likes, dislikes, and desires. –Values-beliefs and attitudes about what is important that help guide your behavior.  External influences- family, friends, peers, media, environment, culture, and laws.

11 Accessing Information  Reliable sources of health information include: –Trusted adults –Library Resources –Internet sites –Newspaper and magazine articles –Government agencies (CDC)

12 Advocacy  Advocacy- is taking actions to influence others to address a health-related concern or to support a health-related belief.

13  Lesson 2

14 Making Responsible Decisions and Setting Goals Vocabulary: Decision-making skills Values Goals Short-term goal Long-term goal Action plan You’ll Learn to:  Identify decision-making skills that promote individual, family, and community health based on health information  Summarize the advantages of seeking advice and feedback regarding decision-making skills  Identify the processes involved in choosing and achieving goals.

15 Making Responsible Decisions and Setting Goals  Decision-making skills- are steps that enable you to make a healthful decision.  Steps of the Decision-Making Process –State the situation –List the options –Weigh the possible outcomes –Consider values –Make a decision and act on it –Evaluate the decision

16 Setting Personal Health Goals  Goals- something you aim for that takes planning and work.  Types of goals –Short-term goal- a goal that you can reach in a short period of time. –Long-term goal- a goal that you plan to reach over an extended period of time.

17 Action Plan  Action Plan- multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your goals. –Set a realistic goal –List the steps to achieve goal –Identify sources of help and support –Set a time frame –Evaluate progress –Reward yourself for achieving goal

18  Lesson 3

19 Building Character Vocabulary: Character Role Model You’ll Learn To:  Discuss the importance of good character for self, others, and community  Apply communication skills and practice behaviors that demonstrate consideration and respect for self, family, and others  Identify ways to demonstrate good character

20 Building Character  Character- those distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.  Demonstrates core ethical values- responsibility, honesty, integrity, and respect.

21 Traits of Good Character  Trustworthiness  Respect  Responsibility  Fairness  Caring  Citizenship

22 Developing Your Character  Stand up for your beliefs  Learn from people who demonstrate good character traits  Join volunteer groups in your school or community

23 Positive Role Models  Role Models- is someone whose success or behavior serves as an example for others.  Who do you see as role models?

24 Demonstrating Character  By demonstrating good character, you practice behaviors that have a positive effect both on yourself and others at home. –Make a difference at home –Make a difference at school –Make a difference in your community

25  noun 1. a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.  2. an influential senior sponsor or supporter.  verb (used without object) 3. to act as a mentor: She spent years mentoring to junior employees.  verb (used with object) 4. to act as a mentor to: The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.


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