IAP VISION 2007

IAP VISION 2007

ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE

ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE

LIFE SKILLS-AN INTRODUCTION

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IAP VISION 2007

ADOLESCENT PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
SELF AWARENESS
Self –Identity Ego- Identity Self –Confidence Self – Esteem
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AUTONOMY & INDEPENDENCE  Assertivenes
Critical Thinking & Decision Making Problem Solving Values Clarifications

Curious, Adventurous, Experimental  RISK TAKING
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COPING WITH STRESSES & FAILURES

IAP VISION 2007

What is „Life Skills‟?
…abilities
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that help promote mental well being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life.
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Adolescent Friendly School Initiative  .. What is „Life Skills‟? UNICEF “life-skills based education is ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE -behavior change or behavior development approach -designed to address a balance of three areas: knowledge. and skills .IAP VISION 2007 Contd. attitude.

enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life” Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .IAP VISION 2007 Contd.. What is „Life Skills‟? • WHO ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE –“the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that .

IAP VISION 2007 What are the “Life Skills” ? • • • • • Decision Making Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Problem Solving Negotiation Skills • Interpersonal ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Relationship • Self Awareness • Empathy • Effective Communication • Coping with stress & Emotions Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Significance of learning Life Skills • • • • • • To be able to explore alternatives Weigh pros and cons Make rational decisions Communicate effectively To say “No” Be assertive ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 How „Life Skills‟ lead to primary prevention of health problems? Knowledge Attitudes Values ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Life Behavior Skills reinforcement or change Health Behavior of Health Problems Positive Adolescent Friendly School Initiative Prevention .

IAP VISION 2007 What is Decision Making ? • Abilities to assess available options • To foresee the consequences of different decisions (actions/non-actions) No decision is also a decision ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

further study Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .IAP VISION 2007 Decision Making Major Life Decisions GOALS Develop. attain ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE CHOICE Of life style. hobbies COPING UP With stress. Prioritize. AIDS CAREER Choice of profession.study & food habits. drugs. STD. alcohol.

IAP VISION 2007 Responsible Decision Making ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Making decision after examining the choices & consequences in view of one’s values and goals is Responsible Decision Making Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Steps for Responsible Decision Making • Identify/Define the problem • Consider the consequences or outcomes ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE • Consider family and personal values • Choose one alternative • Implement the decision Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Creative Thinking • Enables to explore available alternatives and consequences of actions or non-actions • Contributes to Decision Making & Problem Solving • Helps adolescents to respond adaptively and with flexibility to the daily life situations Adolescent Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE .

IAP VISION 2007 Critical Thinking • Ability to analyze information and experiences in an objective manner  Helps adolescents to recognize and to assess the factors influencing attitude & behavior . pressures (peer. Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .family) • Key to form right attitudes towards life ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE • Assists in developing responsible behavior.values.

desires.IAP VISION 2007 Effective Communication • To express ourselves • verbally & non-verbally ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE • To express opinions. needs & fears also • To ask for advice and help Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Empathy • • • • Ability to understand and accept others To put oneself in other person’s shoes Being nurturing and tolerant Encourages a positive behavior towards people in need or difficulty ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Interpersonal Skills • To be able to develop & nurture supportive networks • To be able to end relationships constructively • Helps adolescents to relate with people in positive ways ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

intimidation. insubordination.IAP VISION 2007 NEGOTIATING SKILLS Allows to solve an issue. aggressive force or behavior ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Negotiate as soon as possible for communication Deals constructively with problems PROBLEMS if left unresolved  MENTAL & PHYSICAL STRESS Adolescent Friendly School Initiative . problem or conflict Without anger.

Knowledge 5.Motivation 6.Awareness 3.Concern 4.IAP VISION 2007 Behavior change through ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Life Skills 1.Habit 10.Lifestyle Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .Ignorance 2.Readiness to change 7.Willingness to change 8.Acceptance 9.

IAP VISION 2007 STAGES Identify the problem or issue Collect information/knowledge Associated physical. psychological feelings Possible ways of solving Effective communication skills Alternative solutions Mutual decision Adolescent Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE . emotional.

IAP VISION 2007 Coping with emotions & stress • Recognizing effects of emotions on others and ourselves ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE • Being aware of how emotions influence behaviors • Able to respond to emotions appropriately Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 How to cope with stress • Recognize sources of stress in our life • Recognizing how these affect us • Identifying ways that help to control our levels of stress • Learning how to relax to minimize tensions ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Self Assertiveness • Assertive people respect themselves & others equally • It is communicating feelings and need while respecting rights of others • Being able to stand up for one’s own values and needs • Take control of one’s decisions • Recognize attempts of others to control Adolescent Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE .

IAP VISION 2007 Self Assertiveness • Trust & value one’s own feelings • Recognize & use non verbal communication • STEPS – State your position – Offer reason/explanation – Acknowledge other’s feelings ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Take Pleasure & Pride in saying NO when one wants to say “no” • Ways to say NO ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE – Polite refusal – Give reason – Repeat refusal – Walk away – Ignore the person – Avoid the situation – Find others’ support – Talk about your own feelings Adolescent Friendly School Initiative .

IAP VISION 2007 Life Skills Education • • • • • • • Dynamic teaching & Dynamic learning Working in small groups & pairs Brainstorming Role-plays Experiential learning Games & debates Home assignments. ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Adolescent Friendly School Initiative . to further discuss and practice skills with family & friends.

IAP VISION 2007 Key Messages • Life skill management for adolescent is the need of today‟s world • Life Skills Education makes a person “a balanced adult” who contributes meaningfully to society • PEDIATRICIANS have a great role to play by learning & teaching this course Adolescent Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE .

IAP VISION 2007 Thus. •Sexual violence •Teenage pregnancy •Suicide Prevention Adolescent Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE . the ‘Life skills’ …. learning about rights & responsibilities – in health issues: •Mental Health-Stresses •HIV-AIDS /STD Prevention •Drug abuse. • are applied – in various aspects of life – in human relationships.

• Utility in Other areas – Environment Education – Consumer Education – Peace Education – Social cultural Issues Adolescent Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE .IAP VISION 2007 Therefore. the Adolescents should know about ‘Life skills’ because • Empowers them to take positive actions to protect themselves and to promote health and positive social relationships.

Swati Y Bhave & Dr.IAP VISION 2007 ADOLESCENT FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE Acknowledge of Dr. Harish Pemde Adolescent Friendlyinputs School Initiative .

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