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  • CSN Vittal ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE IAP VISION 2007 Life Skills for Adolescents An Introduction - C.S.N.Vittal
  • Adolescence is.. …that part in our life where nothing seems to go smoothly yet our best moments are about
  • CSN Vittal Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life (WHO)
  • CSN Vittal Life Skills … are psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that – help people make informed decisions, – communicate effectively, and – develop coping and self-management skills to lead a healthy and productive life
  • CSN Vittal Life Skills 1. COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2. DECISION - MAKING AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS 3. COPING AND SELF - MANAGEMENT SKILLS
  • CSN Vittal Core Life Skills Self-Awareness Empathy Critical Thinking Creative Thinking Decision Making Problem solving Effective Communication Interpersonal Relationship Coping With Emotions Coping With Stress
  • Adolescence is.. ….that part in our life where contradictions are the rule than exception.
  • Self-Awareness CSN Vittal • This skill enables adolescents to understand their own weaknesses and strengths. • Being aware of the good points about oneself helps adolescents build a sense of self-esteem and self-confidence. • Being aware of their weaknesses will make adolescents be willing to learn more. This also helps them utilize the opportunities available to them in relation to their abilities.
  • Empathy • • • • CSN Vittal Ability to understand and accept others To put oneself in other person’s shoes Being nurturing and tolerant Encourages a positive behavior towards people in need or difficulty
  • Critical thinking …. is the ability to analyze information and experiences in an objective manner. It helps to recognize and assess the factors that influence our attitude and behaviour, such as media and peer pressure influences. •Assists in developing responsible behavior. CSN Vittal
  • CSN Vittal The secret of his energy … - can it be a cup of some beverage ???
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  • Creative thinking CSN Vittal • Contributes to both problem solving and decision making by enabling us to explore the available alternatives and various consequences of our actions or lack of actions. • Helps adolescents to respond adaptively and with flexibility to the daily life situations
  • CSN Vittal Decision-making skill • • • • • • To be able to explore alternatives Weigh pros and cons Make rational decisions Communicate effectively To say “No” Be assertive
  • CSN Vittal IAP VISION 2007 Decision Making ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Major Life Decisions GOALS Develop, Prioritize, attain CHOICE Of life style, study & food habits, hobbies COPING UP With stress, alcohol, drugs, STD, AIDS CAREER Choice of profession, further study
  • IAP VISION 2007 ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Responsible Decision Making Making decision after examining the choices & consequences in view of one’s values and goals is Responsible Decision Making CSN Vittal
  • CSN Vittal IAP VISION 2007 ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Self Assertiveness • Assertive people respect themselves & others equally • It is communicating feelings and need while respecting rights of others • Being able to stand up for one’s own values and needs • Take control of one’s decisions • Recognize attempts of others to control
  • Problem solving CSN Vittal The process of problem solving involves various steps. It also requires clearly identifying the problem, exploring the available alternatives and deciding on the best possible solution.
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  • CSN Vittal Effective Communication • The essential component of effective communication skills are listening and speaking skills. • Body language is as important as spoken words and may even have more of an impact. • It is important for adolescents to talk and share their views especially with their parents, elders and peers.
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  • CSN Vittal Interpersonal Relationship • Ability to establish positive relationships. • This help us to relate in positive ways with the people we interact with. This may mean being able to make and keep friendly relationships with friends, parents and others. • Also to accept breaks in relationships with a smile.
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  • CSN Vittal IAP VISION 2007 NEGOTIATING SKILLS ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Allows to solve an issue, problem or conflict Without anger, intimidation, insubordination, aggressive force or behavior Negotiate as soon as possible for communication Deals constructively with problems  Unresolved PROBLEMS ⇒ MENTAL & PHYSICAL STRESS
  • Coping with Stress & Emotions CSN Vittal …. involves • recognizing emotions within us and others, • being aware of how emotions and stress influence behaviour, and • being able to respond appropriately.
  • Coping with Stress & Emotions • • • • CSN Vittal Recognize sources of stress in our life Recognizing how these affect us Identifying ways that help to control our levels of stress Learning how to relax to minimize tensions
  • IAP VISION 2007 CSN Vittal ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Significance of learning Life Skills • • • • • • To be able to explore alternatives Weigh pros and cons Make rational decisions Communicate effectively To say “No” Be assertive
  • IAP VISION 2007 CSN Vittal ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Take Pleasure & Pride in saying NO when one wants to say “no” • Ways to say NO – Polite refusal – Give reason – Repeat refusal – Walk away – Ignore the person – Avoid the situation – Find others’ support – Talk about your own feelings
  • CSN Vittal ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE IAP VISION 2007 Thank You CSN Vittal