Learning Objects Define what a decision is Identify at least 3 things that influences your decision making Explain the difference between positive, neutral, and negative consequences Summarize the six steps involved in making a decision Effectively use the 6 step model in various scenarios presented Explain what it means to be accountable for your decisions
What is Decision? A decision is the act of making a choice or coming to a solution Many decisions involve risk which is a behavior with an element of danger or harm to yourself or others A person can cut down at their own risks in a situation when they plan ahead and take precautions(a planned action taken before an event toincrease the chances of a safe outcome)
What is a good decision?A good decision is one in which you have to carefully considered the outcome of each choice When making a good decision, you want to make the best choice possible Good decisions are responsible decisions. They will be decisions you will be proud of having made
What Influences YourDecisions? An Influence is something or someone that makes you want to choose one thing over another It is important to have positive influences around you
What Influences YourDecisions? Personal values and character Family Peers and friends Your environment Media Culture
What are the Consequencesof your decisions?A consequence is a result of an action you take. There are 3 types of consequences Positive consequences help you and/or others Negative consequences do harm to you and others
Step 1#Identify the problem The first step in the making a decision is to identify the problem. When you know. The real problem, you can figure out what decision to eventually make
Step 2# Consider your values Value are the beliefs that you consider of great importance Considering your values will guide you in the right direction as you make decisions
Step 3# list the options Options are different choices you can make It may be helpful to ask for suggestions of trusted positive influences Risking your health or the health of others in NEVER an option
Step4#weigh theconsequences What are the possible benefits and risks for each option you have come up with? When you weigh the consequences of a possible decision, you compare the benefits and risks of your opinions. Every option will have risks and/or benefits to consider When considering your choices, you might use the H.E.L.P. Formula
Step 5# decide and act Choose the course that seems the best and supports your values Make sure you are comfortable with your decision and how it may affect you and others If you are unsure about your decision, talk to a trusted adult Some decisions may take longer to make than others
Step6# Evaluate yourdecisions After decision is made, these are some questions you ask yourself to make sure you are making good decisions: Did I uphold my values? Do my parents approve of my choice? Do I feel good about my actions?
Accountability When you make a decision, you are responsible for making that choice and the consequences that go with it.
The H.E.L.P. Formula Will my choice affect my well-beingH=(healthful) or the well being of othersE=(ethical) Will my choice show respect for myself and other peopleL=(legal) Will I be breaking the law? Is it legal for someone my age?P=(parent approval) Would my parents approve of my decision?