Personal Development Matters
This workbook provides help and support toward the personal and emotional development of young people. As a step-by-step resource, it offers complete guidance for anyone who is undertaking long-term interventions with young people. The book can be used with young people (roughly aged 11-16) who have complex needs, including personal development in self-esteem, the ability to express emotions more appropriately, and the general need to improve personal behavior. The guide will help many different facilitators prepare for this educational work, including teachers, learning mentors, youth justice workers, social workers, residential care workers, and foster care providers. Psychologists, therapists, counselors, and other professionals involved in long-term interventions with young people will also find it useful. Focusing on personal awareness, feelings, behavior, relationships, self-esteem, and confidence, Personal Development Matters shows how tasks and activities can help forge a positive and trusting relationship between the facilitator and the young person. Ideal for weekly hour-long sessions over the course of a year, the workbook can also be used in small group settings.
Publication Date: 3/17/2011