Respect comes in three forms—respect for self, respect for others, and respect for community and environment. Although these three forms of respect may not appear to be connected, they are interconnected in several ways.• For people to show respect to others, animals, nature, environment, and the global community, they must have a deep respect for themselves.• People are constantly attempting to balance their self-interests and the interests of others.• A basic human value that individuals strive for is social interest, or the concern and respect for other people in the world and commitment to build a better future for others. Showing social interest and respect is so important that many view it as an indicator of positive mental health and overall wellness.The following model describes the respecting self and others cycle of wellness.
The Teen Respect of Self and Others Workbook contains five sections to help participants learn more about themselves, the skills they possess and those they need to learn to be of service to other people and make contributions to the welfare of others. Participants will learn about the importance of these skills in the development of personal and professional success.
Self-Respect helps individuals identify their own level of self-respect by exploring their self-confidence, self-efficacy, self-acceptance, and self-love.
Respect of Others helps individuals identify how respectful they are to other people through their courtesy, caring, tolerance, trust, and respect levels.
Generosity helps individuals identify and explore their level of generosity with their time, talents, and resources.
Kindness to the Global Community helps individuals explore how kind and respectful they are in trying to preserve the environment and by focusing on the universe, energy, nature, and kind-to-self lifestyle.
Social Action helps individuals identify their altruistic level and to identify ways to be of service to others in the community by concerning themselves with positive views of others, welfare of others, sense of community, and social support.
Includes Respect Worksheets
The Teen Respect of Self & Others Workbook, including the respect worksheets, is designed to be used either independently or as part of an integrated curriculum. Assessments and journaling exercises may be used effectively with either individuals or with a group. The following tools are included in each section: