By Dr. Nancy G. Guerra
This research-based program, suitable for Grades 6 to young adult, is designed to teach social and emotional skills that increase the chance of healthy adjustment and decrease the chance of problem behaviors such as violence, substance use, and high-risk sexual behavior.
It can be used in schools, alternative schools, and other settings, but it should not be limited to those with behavior problems.
Participants are empowered to recognize their strengths, identify challenges, overcome obstacles, and make life choices that have positive outcomes. Lessons cover topics such as:
- sense of self
- impulse control
- peer pressure
- goal setting
- decision making
- evaluating consequences
Leader’s Guide – 100 pages, 8½ x 11. Provides group leaders with detailed instructions and implementation guidelines. The guide addresses the information presented in the three separate participant workbooks. $29.99.
Workbook 1: Who Am I and Where Am I Going? – 102 pages, 8½ x 11. The primary focus of this workbook is on helping participants increase self-awareness, learn more about how their brain works, identify what they are good at and what they can get better at, think about their goals, and learn to manage their emotions and behavior. One package of 5 workbooks for $49.99.
Workbook 2: How Do I Get Along With Others? – 106 pages, 8½ x 11. The main focus of this workbook is on helping individuals understand other peoples points of view and consider how their actions affect others, how other people influence their actions, the importance of friends and healthy relationships, and how they can build a network of positive social support. One package of 5 workbooks for $49.99.
Workbook 3: How Do I Solve Problems and Make Good Decisions? – 124 pages, 8½ x 11. The emphasis of this workbook is on helping participants learn a step-by-step method for making decisions and life choices that builds on their awareness of the present moment, highlights their strengths, is consistent with their goals, helps them solve problems, and has positive consequences. One package of 5 workbooks for $49.99.