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Teens - Actions, Consequences and Rewards

Ester R.A. Leutenberg & Carol Butler, MS Ed, RN, C

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Teens - Actions, Consequences and Rewards $49.95Teens - Actions, Consequences and Rewards: PDF eBook $29.95Teens - Actions, Consequences and Rewards Card Deck $9.95Teens - Actions, Consequences and Rewards: Print & PDF eBook Bundle $59.95

Teens – Actions, Consequences and Rewards

Facilitator Reproducible Activities for Groups and Individuals

This workbook encourages teens to stop and think before they act, consider the consequences of their actions, and capitalize on positive actions' rewards.

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 of adolescent hormones, the quest for excitement, the chemistry of romance, and self-esteem 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 produce real rewards.

The activities in this workbook will help teens consider the following goals before acting:

  • Make decisions based on probable outcomes versus immediate gratification
  • Uncover hidden consequences and rewards
  • Discover healthy vs. unhealthy risks
  • Define safe risks
  • Avoid preventable dangers
  • Handle difficult circumstances
  • Work toward authentic rewards

The first activity in the workbook asks teens to create a My Actions Book – a 3-ring binder to organize their handouts, artwork, journaling, and other creations. It's a great way to track their progress and review what they've learned later.

The seven chapters include the following:

  1. Healthy and Unhealthy Risks
  2. Decisions
  3. Types of Consequences and Rewards
  4. Danger
  5. Attributes
  6. Circumstances
  7. Rewards

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.

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.

Sample Questions:

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?

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