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1 Building Health Skills and Character
Chapter 2 Building Health Skills and Character

2 Chapter 2 Lesson 1

3 Building Health Skills
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 Vocabulary: Health Skills Interpersonal Communication Refusal Skills Conflict Resolution Stress Management Advocacy

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 Chapter 2 Lesson 2

14 Making Responsible Decisions and Setting Goals
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. Vocabulary: Decision-making skills Values Goals Short-term goal Long-term goal Action plan

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 Chapter 2 Lesson 3

19 Building Character Vocabulary: 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 Vocabulary: Character Role Model

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 Mentor: 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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