Facilitator Reproducible Activities for Groups and Individuals
This workbook was written to encourage teens to stop and think before they act, consider the consequences of their actions, and to capitalize on the rewards of positive actions.
Often teens turn a deaf ear to warnings about consequences. Their sense of invincibility says, “It won’t happen to me.” When you add to the mix adolescent hormones, the quest for excitement, the chemistry of romance, and self-esteems issues, forethought goes out the window.
So what will encourage teens to stop and think? Perhaps knowing that self-directed thoughts, decisions, and actions will lead to real rewards.
The first activity in the workbook asks teens to create a My Actions Book – a 3-ring binder to organize their handouts, art work, journaling and other creations. It’s a great way to keep track of their progress and later review what they’ve learned.
The seven chapters include the following:
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 also allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Teens – Actions, Consequences and Rewards Card Deck
Use the open-ended questions with groups or individuals to kick-start a session. Each question corresponds to a specific page in the book.
If you were a robot that could do anything without fear, what would you do? What could you NOT do?
Which do you think is easier to maintain – physical or mental health? Explain.
What kinds of rewards do you think are best?