Most teens ask “Who am I?” But what they really should be asking is “Who do I want to be?”
The purpose of this workbook is to help teens discover and shape their identities in all aspects of their lives and apply that knowledge in learning independent living skills. Self-awareness will reveal one’s strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and help teens move toward healthy independence.
The creative reproducible handouts, exercises and activities in this workbook will help teens reach the following goals:
To peak the teens’ interest, every handout has an interesting fact at the top, introducing the concept of that page. Example: Page named WHAT INFLUENCES TEENS? FAMOUS PEOPLE
FACT: Celebrity-ism is a multi-million dollar pastime. Every time you turn on the TV, listen to music, surf the internet or read the news, you see superstars. Media often treats them like royalty, and they are often imitated. The workbook is filled with creative ways to get teens interested and involved.
The eight 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 – Discovering Identity & Moving Towards Independence 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.
Think of the person in your life with whom you feel the closest. How are you alike? How are you different?
In what types of situations do you like to socialize? Explain.
What aspect of your life is most important to you right now? How important do you think it will be ten years from now? Explain.