Basic Life Choices School Program

Basic Life Choices School Program

The Basic Life Choices School Program is a vibrant and engaging school-based life choices program that focuses on health life choices. It includes motivational presentations and workshops covering a variety of topics relevant to young people. All topics are interchangeable and can be packaged to meet the needs of the school and learners. Presentations and workshops can also be gender specific.

Parent and educator workshops and one-on-once counselling are also available on request.

One-hour motivational presentations cover relevant topics in a general sense. They incorporate multi-media, sound and visuals to capture the attention of young people and include personal life stories to portray the consequences of poor choices.

Workshops are designed to unpack and discuss specific issues that have been identified by the school and learners. Depending on the needs of the school and the time that is available, workshops can be delivered in the following formats:

  • 2-hour workshop
  • Full-day intensive workshop
  • 8-week program (weekly one-hour workshops for 8 weeks).
Current presentation and workshop topics include:

Addressing trauma
Understanding trauma (linking trauma and violence, categories of trauma)
Trauma responses
Trauma reminders and triggers
Coping strategies and relaxation techniques
Seeking support
Healing

Emotional wellbeing
Anger management
Stress management
Dealing with anxiety and depression
Mental health stigma
Glamourizing mental disorders and medication
Burnout
Grief and bereavement

Bullying
Defining bullying
Different forms of bullying
How to deal with bullying
Consequences for the bully
Healthy ways to treat others

Decision making
Peer pressure
Toxic relationships
Self-control
Impact of decisions
Time management

Healthy self-esteem
Digital identity
Family and friendships
Cyber bullying
Self-image

Substance abuse
Where it starts
Physical effects
Effects & consequences
Dealing with substance abuse

Gender-based violence
What it means to be a healthy man in society

Resilience
Overcoming challenges

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