BrainAbouts: About Communication Skills

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Family Coaching

DEFINITIONS

Parent Coaching: Helping parents with parenting challenges by offering alternative perspectives about family situations, creating strategies to prevent youth high-risk behavior, and developing family dynamics that achieve balanced parenting goals.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to plan your prevention activities and prevention discussions regarding this topic.

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RESOURCES

Videos

organizations

  • Center for Parent and Teen Communication

    The Center for Parent and Teen Communication helps parents raise teens prepared to thrive by promoting positive youth development and foster strong family connections.

Links

  • About Mental Health

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  • About the Brain

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  • About the Nicotine

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  • About the Amygdala

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  • About Marijuana

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  • About Impulse Control

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  • About the Brain Risky Behavior

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Student Engagement

DEFINITIONS

Student Engagement: Engaging students in the learning process to increase understanding and motivattion to practice higher-level critical thinking skills about high-risk behavior.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to find information, activities, discussion and fact handouts, as well as access to research about this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

ACTIVITIES

activities

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    Communication Continuum Quiz Activity

    Take this communication quiz to identify where you fall on the communication continuum.

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    Take a Personality Test

    Take a personality test to understand why you communicate the way you do and how your style may affect others.

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    Learn the Six Levels of Validation

    Learn how to validate others and improve communication by using the six levels of validation.

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    Assertiveness 101 & 102

    Learn how to use two levels of assertiveness to empower your voice and improve communication. Remember to put your own spin on it to make it sound less 'therapeutic' and more like you.

Links

RESOURCES

Videos

Organizations

  • AMAZE Educational Video Series

    AMAZE video series animates real info in fun way to give youth all the answers they actually want to know about communication and relationships.

  • Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program

    The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable young people under the age of 18 to develop their communication and leadership skills through practical experience. 

Research & readings

  • Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workbook

    Workbook for Youth Leadership participants. Includes information and assignments for each meeting.

  • Teen Communication Skills Workbook

    Teen Communication Skills Workbook - Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts (Teen Mental Health and Life Skills Series) Spiral bound (2012) by John J. Liptak and Ester R.A. Leutenberg 

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Staff Topic Material

DEFINITIONS

Faculty Topic Material: Section dedicated to putting prevention topic material at faculty and school staff's fingertips. Material in these sections includes Universal (Tier I), Selective (Tier II), and Indicated (Tier III & IV) activity ideas, resources, and research relevant to a particular high-risk topic or skill.

Prevention Planning: Use the Faculty Topic Material section to help plan prevention activities for the whole school, faculty in-service, group counseling, and individual & family engagement.

ACTIVITIES

Activities

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    Communication Continuum Quiz Activity

    Have students take this communication quiz to identify where there fall on the communication continuum.

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    Watch a Video About the Four Styles of Communication

    Watch a video about the four communication styles and use the BrainAbouts handouts to generate a classroom or group discussion. 

Links

  • Four Basic Styles of Communication

    Learn the specific characteristics of each of the four basic communication styles. Have students highlight the ones they relate to and who they use each style with.

RESOURCES

organizations

reading & research

  • Teen Communication Skills Workbook

    Teen Communication Skills Workbook - Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts (Teen Mental Health and Life Skills Series) Spiral bound (2012) by John J. Liptak and Ester R.A. Leutenberg 

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