Making Decisions The act of making a choice or coming to a solution that can affect: – Your health and well-being – Someone else’s health or well-being – Your future – Someone else’s future Risk A behavior with an element of danger that may cause injury or harm. There are two kinds of risks: • Reasonable - damage to health or well-being is low • Unreasonable – where the likelihood that someone may get hurt now or in the future is high PRECAUTION A planned, preventive action taken before an event to increase the chance of a safe outcome. Some examples: • Seat belts • Designated Driver • Vaccinations Decision Making Model What steps you should take when you have a decision to make – State the situation that requires a decision. – List the possible choices. – Consider the consequences both negative and positive. – Make a decision and act. – Evaluate – reflect on what happened. Consequence This is the result of the action. There can be both positive and negative consequences.