Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers: Building Confidence, Self-Esteem and Self Awareness

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SAGE, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 176 pages
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'This book should be on the shelf of every professional that works with teenagers in ANY setting. As lives become increasingly busy, emotional health andl literacy is often overlooked. In this text, Rae shows us how to create a dialogue with teenagers and reminds us that emotional health is an indicator of overall health as teenagers become adults'
-Donna Duffy, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA

The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognise the importance of social skills to aid their development.

The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem, covering topics including relationships, drugs and problem-solving.

The new edition also looks at:

- Gang cultures

- Cyber bullying

- Future pressures

- Eating disorders

This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being, as well as offering accessible worksheets available to download online at

Tina Rae has 25 years experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities. She is currently a Professional and Academic tutor on the Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology at University of East London.


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Session 1 Selfesteem
Session 2 Appearance
Session 3 Peer Pressure
Session 4 Cyber Bullying
Session 5 Friendships and Relationships
Session 6 Sex
Session 7 Talking About Feelings
Session 8 Drugs and Alcohol
Session 9 Gang Culture
Session 10 Workplace Pressures
Session 11 Evaluation and Looking Forward

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About the author (2012)

Tina Rae specializes in social, emotional and behavioral disorders and difficulties. She has undertaken research in the areas of engagement and disaffection with learning in young people, debriefing following critical incidents, attachment disorders, emotional well being and the psychological assessment of young offenders. Rae is experienced in assessing children and young people with respect to learning difficulties, emotional well being and relationships with carers.

She is a registered member of the Health Professions Council and a full member of the British Psychological Society. She is currently a Professional and Academic tutor on the Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology at UEL. Tina is a member of the SEBDA executive and council and a member of ENSEC.

With 68 publications to date, she has written extensively on topics such as well-being, attachment, resilience, emotional literacy, behavioural problems, anger and stress management, critical incidents, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy, loss and bereavement in young people, youth offending and social skills development.

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