Stress is a part of life, but students may have difficulty coping and feel overwhelmed, which can increase the risk for drug use. The article “Stressed Out?” helps explain how the body’s stress response system works, as well as the health consequences of ongoing (chronic) stress. Students will learn how their bodies respond to stress, and how they can manage under pressure.
Using this "Cool It!" video, children learn the art of goal setting. The instructor, Kelsey, gives the group some categories, such as friends/family and school/education, to choose from and visualize/write what they want to have or change within that category. Then, the group writes a paragraph about their goal using specific details. Finally, they close their eyes and visualize a specific goal.