Activities to Help Young People Deal with Decisions and Choices




Activities to Help Young People Deal with Decisions and Choices


Practical activities to support professionals working with young people who wish to focus on making decisions and choices

Stephanie George & Patricia Andrews-Wardell

There is real pressure on our young people in modern society – social media, telephones, internet, friendships, peer groups, parents, school demands – and pressure can come in many forms and affect
many areas of their lives. When pressure leads to poor choices and decisions this can have undesirable consequences for young people who have so much to manage and juggle at a time of intense physical and emotional change. This book is about helping young people to make informed choices and decisions.

It is intended for use by those working in a variety of settings including schools, alternative education settings, Learning Support Units, Pupil/Student Referral Units, Isolation Units, Exclusion Rooms, youth clubs, community groups and similar settings. The activities can be led by teachers, student support workers, behaviour mentors, pastoral assistants, learning mentors, isolation room leaders and special educational needs staff.

There are 20 Choices and Decision-Making activities that cross the bridge between the pastoral and curriculum aspects of learning.

The activities can be used in PSHE lessons, circle time, one-to-one sessions, small groups and mentoring sessions and include:
Friend or foe? – An activity about choosing friends
Options – An activity about choosing subject options
It’s mine, not yours – An activity about stealing
Yes, it is all my own work – An activity about plagiarism

The CD-Rom contains the complete content of the book to allow easy printing of the instructions for running the activity and the accompanying worksheets or they can be photocopied.

Ages 11-18 A4, approx. 80 pages, photocopiable + CD

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