What: Do you want to know how to live a positive, creative life and get things done? Of course! The Positive Action toolkit will help you be happy and successful your whole life long. You’ll learn skills to help you feel good about yourself, your family and your friends. Positive Action is a real subject, too, a foundation for learning the academic subjects you’ll need to graduate and do well as an adult.
Who: Anyone can use Positive Action, whether they live in a rural or urban area. Students, kids and adults of any age, from any cultural, social or economic background, can benefit from Positive Action.
We learn what we are taught, and Positive Action teaches all the important behaviors in the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas. This comprehensive approach will improve your academic achievement and attendance in school as well as your personal self-concept and character. It also can help decrease violence and bullying; obesity; gang involvement; use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; and other problem behaviors at your school, in your community or even in your own home.
Where: Positive Action has been implemented successfully in more than 10,000 settings nationally and internationally since it began more than 20 years ago. The versatile, universal, and flexible nature of the Positive Action concepts and components makes it an ideal program for any setting: home, school, community agencies, or family-service providers (justice, mental health, welfare, and others). As a result, Positive Action strengthens kids, families, schools, and communities.
When: Positive Action materials target every life stage from infancy and childhood to adolescence and adulthood. It is never too early or late to apply the concepts, but they are best learned sooner rather than later!
Positive Action is based on a simple but very powerful philosophy: You feel good about yourself when you think and do positive actions, and there is always a positive way to do everything. This is represented by the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle above. It shows that positive thoughts lead to positive actions, positive actions lead to positive feelings about yourself, and positive feelings lead to more positive thoughts. When you do positive actions, you achieve success and happiness because you feel good about who you are, what you are doing, and how you treat others. We all want to feel good about ourselves! Through individual and group projects and lessons, you’ll discover tools for making wise decisions—about careers and relationships, family and friends, finances, health and fun.
Positive Action builds on the philosophy and the circle with specific positive actions, or skills, for the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas of your whole self. They are taught through six focus units:
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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