Building Health Skills and
Character
Health Skills
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Developing and
practicing the following
health skills will provide
a lifetime of benefits.
Interperson...
Let’s Get Personal
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Health Skills are specific
tools and strategies that
help you maintain, protect,
and improve al...
Refusal Skills
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Refusal skills: communication strategies
that can help you say no when you are
urged to take part i...
Conflict
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Conflict resolution skills: the process of ending a conflict through
cooperation and problem solving....
Self-Management Skills
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When you practice self-management, you take
responsibility for your health and act ...
Analyze Influences
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How do you determine what health choices are right
for you?
Internal influences: knowledge,...
Making
Responsible
Decisions
and
Setting Goals
It’s Time To Decide
Decision-making skills: steps that enable you to make a healthful
decision.
 There are six steps to d...
Setting Personal Health Goals
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A goal is something you aim for that takes
planning and work.
Goal setting is ef...
Building
Character
What is Good Character?
 Character:

those distinctive qualities that
describe how a person thinks, feels, and
behaves.
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Traits of Good Character
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person of good character demonstrates
these traits in his or her actions and
behaviors.

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Develop and Demonstrate
Character
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Developing Your
Character

Stand up for your beliefs
Learn from people who...
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Building Health Skills and Character

  1. 1. Building Health Skills and Character
  2. 2. Health Skills   Developing and practicing the following health skills will provide a lifetime of benefits. Interpersonal communication, Communication Skills, Refusal Skills, and Conflict Resolution      Self-Management: Practicing Healthful Behaviors, Stress Management Analyzing Influences Accessing Information Decision Making/Goal Setting Advocacy
  3. 3. Let’s Get Personal 1. 2. Health Skills are specific tools and strategies that help you maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health. Interpersonal communication is the exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more people. 1. 2. 3. 4. Effective communication includes: Clearly say what you mean-use “I” messages, Example, “I feel frustrated when our plans change. Avoid blaming others. Pay attention to how you say something: respectful tone, facial expressions/gestures. Be a good listener -avoid interrupting, show you are listening by nodding and asking questions.
  4. 4. Refusal Skills 1. 2. Refusal skills: communication strategies that can help you say no when you are urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthful or that go against your values. Refusal strategies include: Saying NO in a firm voice, state a reason or opinion, suggest alternatives, and walk away.
  5. 5. Conflict 1. 2. 3. Conflict resolution skills: the process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving. Follow these steps when dealing with a conflict.  Take time to calm down/think through the situation.  When discussing the conflict, speak calmly and listen attentively, asking questions when appropriate  Use a polite tone and try to brainstorm solutions where no one loses respect. Work to resolve the conflict peacefully. Key is to respect others’ rights and your own.
  6. 6. Self-Management Skills        When you practice self-management, you take responsibility for your health and act in specific ways that promote your wellness. Two types which are… 1) Practicing healthful behaviors: Choices you make today will affect your health in the future 2) Managing stress What do you do to manage stress??? Stress management: ways to deal with or overcome the negative effects of stress. Examples: Physical activity, listening to music, taking a bath, laughing, reading, and etc.
  7. 7. Analyze Influences     How do you determine what health choices are right for you? Internal influences: knowledge, values, likes/dislikes, desires, and etc External influences: family, friends, peers environment, media, and etc. As you become aware of these influences, you will be better able to make healthful choices—about everything from personal behavior to which health products you buy.
  8. 8. Making Responsible Decisions and Setting Goals
  9. 9. It’s Time To Decide Decision-making skills: steps that enable you to make a healthful decision.  There are six steps to decision-making. 1. State the situation (examine the situation and ask yourself: What decisions need to be made). 2. List the options. What are the possible choices you could make? 3. Weigh the possible outcomes. Use the word HELP. H (healthful) What health risks, if any, will this option present? E (Ethical) Does this choice reflect what you and your family believe is right? L (Legal) P (Parent Approval). 4. Consider values. 5. Make a decision and act on it. 6. Evaluate the decision 
  10. 10. Setting Personal Health Goals 1. 2. 3. A goal is something you aim for that takes planning and work. Goal setting is effective in building selfconfidence, increase your self-esteem and improve your overall health. Types of goals: Short-term-is a goal that you can reach in a short period of time. Long-term-is a goal that you plan to reach over an extended period of time.
  11. 11. Building Character
  12. 12. What is Good Character?  Character: those distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.  A person with good character demonstrates core ethical values, such as responsibility, honesty, integrity, and respect.  Core ethical values are the highest of all human values, and they guide you towards healthy, responsible choices.
  13. 13. Traits of Good Character A person of good character demonstrates these traits in his or her actions and behaviors. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Trustworthiness: Honest, loyal and reliable Respect: Being considerate of others and tolerant of differences Responsibility: Using self-control-think before you act Fairness: Play by the rules, take turns, and share Caring: Kind and compassionate, you express gratitude, you are forgiving Citizenship: Advocate for a safe and healthy school and community
  14. 14. Develop and Demonstrate Character  1. 2. 3. Developing Your Character Stand up for your beliefs Learn from people who demonstrate good character traits. Join volunteer groups in your school or community  Demonstrating Character  You practice behaviors that have a positive effect both on yourself and others. 1. Make a difference at home. Make a difference at school. Make a difference in your community. 2. 3.
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