Prevention Education is a two-way approach to teaching participants important social skills. These skills can include resisting pressure to use drugs, looking at the intent behind advertising, or developing other skills used in making healthy choices. We use the Positive Action curriculum in the schools. Youthworks Prevention Specialists work with participants in a group setting to educate kids about how thinking more positively can help them make better choices and feel better about themselves.
Positive Action is based on the intuitive philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we do positive actions.
The Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle (TAF) illustrates how this works in life: our thoughts lead to actions and those actions lead to feelings about ourselves which in turn lead to more thoughts.
When this cycle is positive, students want to learn.
When this cycle is negative, students do not want to learn.
The essence of the program is to emphasize those actions that promote a healthy and positive cycle. The Positive Action program works through these concepts in a systematic way.
Positive Action is organized into six units by grade level. This sequence allows educators to align an entire school behind Positive Action lessons and concepts.
Unit 1: Self-Concept: What It Is, How it’s Formed, and Why it’s Important.
- Unit 2: Keeping a Healthy Body and Mind
- Unit 3: Managing Yourself Responsibly
- Unit 4: Treating Others the Way You Like to be Treated
- Unit 5: Being Honest with Yourself and Others
- Unit 6: Improving Yourself Continually
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Positive Action Philosophy:
“You feel good about yourself when you think and do positive actions, and there is always a positive way to do everything.”