ERIC Number: ED407645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teen Stress: How To Cope, An Accompanying Manual for the Teen Stress Video.
Trotter, Jennie C.
Today's teens are dealing with an increasing amount of stress, but they have developed few positive stress management skills. Strategies that students can use to deal with their daily stressors are covered in this manual, which was designed as a companion volume to a teen stress video. The material here addresses many of the issues faced during adolescence, and is designed to be used with teens of various ethnic backgrounds, although it primarily targets the needs of African American teens. The challenges covered here include AIDS, drugs and alcohol, violence, peer pressure, materialism, and family pressure. These issues are presented in the video in brief scenarios, each of which presents a problem and offers several solutions. The manual serves as a facilitator's guide and fosters a more comprehensive learning experience. Section 1 contains descriptions of the video scenarios and provides discussion questions. Section 2 consists of a stress-control workbook for students in grades 6-12. The workbook features 20 lessons on stress, with such topics as problem solving and signs of stress, and each lesson provides various activities, role plays, exercises, checklists, and other materials for students to complete. Section 3 contains an annotated list of resources. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Coping, Intermediate Grades, Program Guides, Secondary Education, Self Management, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Student Problems, Youth Problems
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc., 3480 Greenbriar Parkway, Suite 310-B, Atlanta, GA 30331 ($19.99; quantity discounts upon request).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wholistic Stress Control Inst., Atlanta, GA.