Presentation on theme: "Developing a Positive Identity"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing a Positive Identity Chapter 7Lesson #2Pages
2 DO NOW List some of the features that make each person an individual. What aspects of a persons life can influence their development as a individual?
3 Your Personal Identity Your sense of yourself as a unique individualLike putting together a jigsaw puzzle, including your;InterestsLikes and dislikesTalents and AbilitiesValues and beliefsGoals
4 Developmental AssetsThe building blocks of development that help young people grow up as healthy, caring and responsible individuals.Developmental Assets include;Support (family, friends, neighborhood, school)Empowerment (valued, purpose, feeling safe)Boundaries and Expectations (personal influences)Constructive Use of TimeCommitment to LearningPositive Values (character)Social Competencies (tolerance, decision making)Positive Identity (self-esteem)
5 Group work (page 179 figure 7.3) Do you think most teens have the benefits of all of these assets? WHY?Which of these assets can teens strengthen on their own? How?List the assets you feel are especially important. Why?
6 What it takes to Gain a Healthy Identity 1) Recognize your strengths and weaknessesTake pride in your strengths and accomplishmentsSet goals for accomplishing your weaknessesActivity: In your group, list 3 different strengths you feel each person has.List 3 of your weaknesses. THEN, what are you doing to improve your weakness?2) Demonstrate positive valuesGuide your actions and influence the decisions you make. Ex: show honesty, comfort a sad friend, being trustworthy, etc.
7 Healthy Identity 3) Develop a purpose in your life Framework for your mental health as your growSense of purpose = goals and achieving themActivity: Share one long term goal with your group and WHY you want to achieve it. Will the why bring you happiness? Discuss.- 4) Form meaningful relationshipsHelps develop a sense of purpose in your lifeHelps build confidence and a sense of security or belongingActivity: Share with your group how a person can be a positive influence on you and how they could be a negative influence on you.
8 Healthy Identity 5) Contribute to the community Provides services and resources to meet your needsGiving back gives you a sense of accomplishment6) Avoid unhealthy risk behaviorsA normal part of life, helps define and develop youHealthful risk-taking has a positive effect on developing who you are as a personUnhealthy risks can be dangerous
9 Self-Esteem and Positive Outlooks Self-Esteem- Comes from the understanding that you are a unique and valuable human being.When you have a healthy identity, you will experience increased self-esteem and a higher level of mental/emotional health.Having a positive outlook is also related to your general level of wellness
10 Working Toward High Self-Esteem People with high self-esteem….Take responsibility for their behaviorGenerally have a positive outlook on lifeLike and accept who they are overallTry to learn from their successes as well as from their mistakesBuild and maintain healthy relationshipsTo improve self-esteem…Think of appropriate ways to share your positive attributesEngage in behaviors that will promote your health
11 Realistic Patterns of Thinking To increase your self-esteem and develop a positive outlook on life, its important to see events REALISTICALLY.Constructive CriticismNon-hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvementAnalyzing Self-TalkReplace negative messages with constructive criticism. If you make a mistake, tell yourself everyone makes mistakes and LEARN from your mistake.Be able to tell yourself “Good Job!”
12 Power of positivity Home field advantage Training partners Support groups