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1 Skills for Healthy Relationships
Chapter 10 Skills for Healthy Relationships

2 Types of Relationships
Relationships – a bond or connection you have with other people

3 Types of Relationships
Family Relationships – involve both immediate family (Parents, siblings) & extended family (Grandparents) Friendships – a significant relationship between two people that is based on caring, trust & Consideration

4 Types of Relationships
Community Relationships Citizenship – the way you conduct yourself as a member of the community

5 The 3 C’s of Healthy Relationships
Communication Cooperation Compromise

6 The 3 C’s of Healthy Relationships
Communication – your ways of sending & receiving messages…these may be through words, gestures, expressions, or behaviors Cooperation – working together for the good of all

7 The 3 C’s of Healthy Relationships
Compromise – a problem-solving method that involves each participant’s giving up something to reach a solution that satisfies everyone

8 Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
Mutual Respect & Consideration Honesty Dependability Commitment

9 Six Characteristics in a Relationship
Trustworthiness Respect Responsibility Fairness Caring Citizenship

10 Communicating Effectively
Lesson 2

11 Communication Styles Passive – involves the inability or unwillingness to express thoughts and feelings Aggressive – they often try to get their way through bullying & intimidation Assertive – involves expressing thoughts & feelings clearly & directly but without hurting others

12 Listening Skills Active Listening – paying close attention to what someone is saying and communication

13 Techniques for Active Listening
Reflective listening – rephrasing or summarizing what the other person said Clarifying – asking the speaker what they think or how they feel about the situation Encouraging – you encourage the speaker by showing you are listening (nodding your head)

14 Techniques for Active Listening
Empathizing – showing empathy you are able to imagine & understand how someone else feels

15 Nonverbal Communication
Body Language – nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors and posture

16 Eliminating Communication Barriers
Image & Identity Issues Unrealistic expectations Lack of trust Prejudice Gender Stereotyping

17 Constructive Feedback
Constructive Criticism – non-hostile comments that point out problems for the purpose of helping a person improve

18 Resolving Conflict Lesson 3

19 Understanding Conflict
Conflict – any disagreement, struggle, or fight Interpersonal conflict – disagreements between groups of any size, from two people to entire nations

20 Common Causes of Conflict
Power struggles Loyalty Jealousy/Envy Property disputes Territory & space

21 Responding to conflict
Your primary concern should be your health and safety Walking away from a potentially dangerous situation is a mature, healthful choice

22 Conflict Resolution Conflict resolution – the process of solving a disagreement in a manner that satisfies everyone involved Negotiation – the use of communication and often compromise to settle a disagreement

23 Steps to take when negotiating
Select a time & place suited to working out problems Work together toward a solution Keep an open mind Be flexible Take responsibility for your role in the conflict Give the other person an “out”

24 The Mediation process Mediation – a process in which specially trained people help others resolve their conflicts peacefully Confidentiality – respecting the privacy of both parties and keeping details secret Peer mediators – students trained to help other students find fair resolutions to conflicts & disagreements

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