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2 Rights and Responsibilities Life Skills necessary for group functioning

3 All individuals have personal rights and responsibilities when dealing with other people! A right is a fair and just claim to something, often guaranteed by law. · A responsibility is something that a person is expected to do.

4 Personal Rights Include: Being treated equally and fairly regardless of religion, race or gender Being heard by others Being able to form and join associations Practicing personal religious beliefs Traveling freely within your country (our country the USA!) Voicing your opinions Voting in elections for government leaders Protesting and criticizing government actions and government leaders Knowing what the government is doing

5 Personal Responsibilities Include: Rights require parallel responsibilities in citizenship including: Behaving in an orderly manner Following orderly procedures Follow the laws of the country, state and city/county Respect others' rights to their own religious beliefs Other behaviors that parallel individual rights

6 When dealing with others, it is important to remember that both you and the other person have individual rights and responsibilities. ParentsTeachers Other family members Teammates Siblings (brothers/sisters) Coaches ClassmatesFriends

7 Some skills that will help you deal with others include: Cooperation Communication Patience Respect Compromise We will explore these skills in more detail later. But now look at your journal and respond to the following thought.

8 Write your responses using details, personal examples and stories. Explain how remembering that all people have individual rights and responsibilities will help a person have healthful relationships? (A healthful relationship is a relationship that promotes self-esteem, productivity and encourages health-enhancing behavior.)

9 Cooperation is: Working together for the good of all. Another name for teamwork. A way to reach a solution. Builds stronger relationships. Is improved by a helpful attitude.

10 Communication: Is the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and beliefs by two or more people. Is a way to get to know other people. Enables you to share your thoughts and feelings. Can sometimes cause disagreements. Is a way to solve problems.

11 Here are a few communication rules that help people avoid disagreements and conflicts. Stay calm. Don’t shout or the other person may not listen. Avoid interrupting the person who is talking. Use eye contact. Concentrate on the main problem. Don’t bring up other issues or something from the past. Listen to the other person.

12 Patience is: The act or power to calmly wait for something to happen To keep trying, perseverance. A quality that implies the quietness of self- possession of one’s own spirit while suffering or being provoked.

13 Respect is: Caring about the feelings of others. Being tolerant of other people or accepting their beliefs and customs. Recognizing that everyone has individual rights.

14 Compromise: Is the result of each person giving up something in order to reach a solution that is acceptable to everyone. Takes many forms. Is also known as “give and take”. Helps a relationship run smoothly and can lead to positive action.

15 Being understanding and self-disciplined will also help you develop healthful relationships and work well in a group. When you are understanding you share the feelings of others and you are aware of other’s points of view. A self-disciplined person controls their action and makes healthful choices.

16 Many of these skills you’ve been learning about are called social skills. Social skills are skills a person uses to relate well with other people. Individuals with good social skills usually have healthy relationships with others. A person’s social health or how they get along with others is affected by social skills. Some social skills that can help you have healthy relationships include: Using manners Dealing with shyness Having empathy or sharing a person’s feelings Learning to cope with or handle rejection Learning to cope with stressful situations

17 Some behaviors that hinder a person from having healthful relationships include: Being selfish Talking about others and sharing confidences or secrets Being distrustful Choosing to discriminate

18 Please get out your journal sheet! Respond to the open response question on the next slide. Place the completed journal entry (answer to the open response question) in your journal or notebook.

19 Answer all parts to this question using only one side of your notebook paper. Cooperative skills help you get along with other people and to work as an individual in a group. In order for a group or team to succeed, each member of the group must demonstrate responsibility along with cooperative skills. A.Describe a team member who has good cooperative skills. B. Explain 4 responsibilities each member of the team or group must have in order for the team to succeed.

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