Building Health Skills
Pgs. 28 - 32
1. Students will be able to correctly use “I messages”.
2. Students will be able to describe and utilize refusal and
conflict resolution skills.
3. Students will identify the different influences on their
The next time you get upset with someone
use the “I” message instead of saying “you.”
Write down what was said and how you feel it
went after the conversation was over.
(Remember to use a calm voice and listen attentively to
what the other person is saying)
Example: I feel ________ when _______.
Activity – using the I message
Scenario #1: Your friend embarrasses you
frequently in front of your friends by talking
about your efforts to diet.
Scenario #2: Your brother or sister want you
to lie to your parents for them about…...
Scenario #3: You want to stay out later with
your friends but when you call your parents,
they tell you no.
Scenario #4: You are at a party and the cute
guy/girl offers you a ride home but you know
they have been drinking.
Specific tools and strategies that help you
maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of
The exchange of thoughts, feelings, and
beliefs between two or more people
Say what you mean
Pay attention to how you say something
Be a good listener
Communication strategies that can help you
say no when you are urged to take part in
behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthy, or
that go against your values
Say “No” in a firm voice
Explain why by stating your feelings
Use appropriate body language
Walk away from the situation
Conflict Resolution Skills
The process of ending a conflict through
cooperation and problem solving
Take time to calm down and think about the
Be respectful by speaking calmly, listening
attentively, and asking questions when
Brainstorm solutions to resolve the conflict
Practicing healthful behaviors
Good nutrition and fitness habits
Regular medical and dental check-ups
Avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful
Finding ways to deal with or overcome the
negative effects of stress
Internal Influences :
include your knowledge, values, likes, dislikes,
and desires based on your experiences and your
own personal perspective on life
External Influences :
come from outside sources, such as your family,
friends, peers, environment, culture, laws, and