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Teen Resiliency Building Workbook


Teen Resiliency-Building Workbook
Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises, & Educational Handouts
By: John J. Liptak, EdD & Ester Leutenberg

Resiliency is the ability of a teen to interact with the environment, handle stresses that occur, and bounce back from these stressful events.

Resiliency can be thought of as a skill that allows teens to:
Manage life's challenges, stresses, changes, and pressures effectively.
Cope with and adapt successfully to adversity.
Bounce back to a balanced state after facing a major disruption in life or career planning.

The Teen Resiliency-Building Workbook contains five separate sections to help participants learn more about themselves and how to build the resiliency which will enable them to thrive in times of adversity, change and stress. They will learn about the importance of building resiliency skills to turn change and stress into opportunities and challenges, to live life zestfully, and to take positive actions in order to live their lives with less stress.

The five section of the book include:

1. Optimistic Outlook Scale helps teens identify how optimistically they view and live life.
2. Sense of Control Scale helps teens explore the extent to which they believe they have control over what happens in their lives.
3. Sense-of-Self Scale helps teens explore the strength of their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-concept.
4. Ability to Bounce Back Scale helps teens increase their ability to bounce back and recover from a setback.
5. Change Management Scale helps teens become aware of how well they deal with change, and develop the skills necessary to accept change.

By combining reflective assessment and journaling, participants will be exposed to a powerful method of combining verbalizing and writing to reflect on and to solve problems. Participants will become more aware of the strength and weaknesses of their resiliency and find ways to build and enhance their hardiness.

This workbook is also part of the Teen Workbooks Set. To learn more about the set see product 1965A.