DECISION MAKING MODEL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. State the situation List the possible choices (4) For each choice list the possible consequences (4) Act on it Evaluate *What was the outcome? *Was it what I expected? *How did it affect each element of my health triangle? *How did it affect my self-esteem? *What was the effect of my decision on others? *Would I make the same decision again? Why? *What did I learn from this experience? RESPONSIBLE DECISION IRRESPONSIBLE DECISIONS *promote health *can harm health *keep safety in mind *result in unsafe behaviors *follow laws *may be illegal *show respect for self and others *show disrespect for self and others *follow guidelines of parents and adults *show disregard for guidelines of parents and others *demonstrate good character *are part of normal character development WHAT TO DO IF YOU MAKE A WRONG DECISION AND WANT TO CORRECT IT *Take responsibility and admit you made a wrong decision. Do not make excuses if you make a wrong decision. *Do not continue actions based on wrong decisions. The very moment you recognize that you have made a wrong decision, think about what actions you have taken based on your wrong decision. *Discuss the wrong decision with a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult. Your parents or guardian are responsible for guiding the decisions that you make. They can help you correct what you have done. *Make restitution for harm done to others. Restitution is making up for any loss, damage, or harm you have caused. An apology is not always enough to correct the harm done. You might have to replace something, pay money, or volunteer time to make things right.