PREJUDICES There are prejudices that our society commonly think of even to this day. People ages 60 and above, think that they’re too old to get a job or think that it’s too late to get hired. That women are weaker than men and that men can do everything way better than women. That young people are lazy and on their devices 24/7. That Asians can’t understand English and can’t speak it. That Muslims are rude to people apart from their close ones because of their religion. You need to put yourself in their position and see what they must go through to be able to understand. Understand that older people are living longer and are healthy and it shouldn’t matter what the age is to get a job, just as long as you can do it. Women are physically, emotionally, and mentally strong than every man in the world, men and women are equal to do anything. Young people are wanting to demonstrate their skills and ability to do things even though from a different perspective that it might seem like they’re on their devices a lot. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Teenagers can find help on these websites and what services they provide: Kids Helpline - https://kidshelpline.com.au/ Kids Helpline provides counselling and advise to young people having a problem. This helps teens because it provides an empathetic ear to the problem and helps the young person identify a solution. Lifeline - https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Lifeline provides compassionate support for people in a crisis. No judgement. No conditions. No agenda. Just some help-tohelp teenagers to get through their darkest moments. Here are some physical institutions for teenagers: Youth Drop-in Centre PCYC It does its own drop-in centre for young people. This helps teens because it gives them confidence and skills. RESPECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS I have put together some information about puberty and diversity for you in this brochure. I hope this helps! :) STRATEGIES One strategy to best get on with people that think differently or are different to you is to ask questions about the values and attitudes of that person. Examples of this could be sharing a meal with them or doing an activity together. This strategy would be effective because you would understand how the person thinks and feels. Another strategy is to listen to your inner voice and identify prejudices. Examples of this could be being aware of your body language and the type of words that you use towards others. This would be effective because you’re making sure that you’re not judging the other person. Another strategy to try is to learn about the culture of the person. Two examples of this could be to read a book about the culture or to go to a cultural centre or festival. This would be effective because you would learn about cultural differences and see what their culture is like. Rebalance Psychology Rebalance Psychology is an in-person thing to do, and you can have individual sessions with your psychologist. They would want to get to understand your concerns and find out your goals for therapy. KEY HORMONAL CHANGES USING ICONS Insert some icons here to make your points. To insert a new on, go to the Insert ribbon and select icons. Scroll through the Microsoft built in icons and choose the one you want. CHANGES TO EXPECT IN PUBERTY Pubic hair will start to grow for both genders. You will notice that your body will start to make some changes. Girls will eventually get their period and it is common to get it between ages 10 – 16. You will start to notice that you’re growing taller. The boy’s scrotum and testes will grow overtime. FINDING THE ICONS To change the icon, select it, then do a right mouse click. Choose “Change Graphic” from the menu. Select From Icons to update to a different Microsoft built in icon. FORMATTING ICONS B u b bl e fo r vi su al int er es t b ull et PHYSICAL SOCIAL You might not notice but your actions towards others may change including your relationships with your friends and family. You may feel like you’re wanting more privacy around others and overtime you’re going to be able to make more decisions for yourself. You can change the colour of the icon to suite, then drag and drop it in place. EMOTIONAL During puberty, you will expect to have mood swings at any time of the day. Mood swings will change your moods more frequently and your emotions will “Always remember that you are unique just like everyone else” - Margaret Mead - become more intense. It’s common and ok for you to feel confused, scared, or angry for no reason. Keep in mind that you may experience strong emotions you’ve never felt before.