Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak
Teenagers’ choosing healthy friendships is of monumental importance! As children enter middle school and high school, they will be experiencing changes in friends, personal style, social life, movies, music, emotions, etc.—in fact, in all aspects of their lives.
The Teen Friendship Workbook will serve as a guide to assist teens in choosing their friends wisely, thus avoiding potentially risky situations. Being able to say no and not be negatively influenced by peers is one of the goals of this book.
Healthy friendships are full of joy, fun, caring, empathy, and mutual support. Friendships grow with time and require various skills that must be developed. This workbook aims to help participants explore the skills they are using in their friendships. It incorporates exciting and eye-opening assessments to encourage participants to explore their friendship behavior and that of their friends.
The Teen Friendship Workbook contains five separate sections to help teens learn more about themselves and the skills that are fundamental to developing and maintaining healthy friendships:
The Teen Friendship Workbook can be used independently or as part of an integrated curriculum. Assessments and journaling exercises may be used effectively with individuals or a group. The following tools are in each section:
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Teen Friendship Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.