Your Choice: Skills of Friendship Programme
By Shay and Margaret McConnon
Create opportunities for young people to develop skills and their own interpersonal style which will allow them to enjoy positive and successful relationships with others.
The skills involved in relating in a positive way with others do not come easily for some young people. Without help, they will continue to be isolated and rejected because of poor 'friendship skills'. People are liked, are popular and have friends because they behave in certain ways. Such behaviours are not necessarily 'caught' but can be 'taught'.
Strategies 4-6 Examine the role of trust in friendship, the importance of making people feel welcomed and valued and of ways to achieve this.
Strategies 7-9 Look at basic interpersonal communication skills, especially the skill of listening and getting the other people to talk about their interests.
Strategies 10-11 Self Assessment
Strategies 12- 13 Gives the opportunity to apply new skills of friendship to existing relationships
A4 Spiral bound, 52 pages