For participants to discuss different scenarios they may face, and to decide if it is healthy, unhealthy, or if it is unknown.
- Paper with scenarios printed or written on them (at least 1 per participant)
Leaders create different scenarios that participants (youth) would face and write/print them on paper. Ensure the scenarios are appropriate and relatable to the age group. Leaders also write/print categories on 3 pieces of paper “Healthy”, “Unhealthy” and “Unknown.”
- Leader can divide the participants into groups, or keep this activity as a whole group activity.
- Leaders hand out the scenarios they created about friends, relationships, family, anything relatable to the group to each participant (1 or more each). If the group is in small groups, give the same scenarios to each group, so that they can discuss them as a whole group at the end.
- If doing this activity as a whole group, place the “Healthy”, “Unhealthy” and “Unknown” papers around the room. If doing this in groups, give each group those three papers.
- Each participant reads their scenario(s) and decides which category they believe the scenario belongs to: Healthy, Unhealthy or Unknown.
- Once each participant has placed their scenario in a category, members of the group read the scenarios out loud and the whole group discusses which category they believe it should go in.
- This works best as an open discussion and starts very good healthy friendship / relationship talks.
- Have participants come up with the scenarios, allow for “story telling.”
- Try to ensure that all participants are involved in the discussion.
- Let participants know ahead of time that anything discussed will remain confidential unless leaders feel that they or someone youth know is not safe.
- Have others experience the same as you? Or have you experienced the same as someone else? What’s different? The same?
- What are some sign to look for to tell us that a situation is “unhealthy”?
- What things can we do if we find ourselves in an “unhealthy” situation with a friend? A family member?
Obtained from: http://activeafterschool.ca/activities/healthy-relationships