What is the theory behind this Mental health adolescent worksheet?
The adolescent years are wrought with many physical and psychological changes that makes teens vulnerable to developing mental health issues. This is a crucial time to teach them key mental health skills that they can perfect and utilise in the coming years.
Teaching problem solving skills to adolescents can ensure they grow up confident in their own abilities. It teaches them to respond to their problems in a productive way as opposed to just reacting to them. It can go a long way in making them capable, self-reliant individuals in society.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help adolescents learn the ABCDE model for problem solving skills. It is an easy to remember decision making or problem solving model that can help them immensely in learning to work through a series of steps in order to solve their problems.
How to use the worksheet?
Demonstrate the use of the worksheet with an example before handing it over to adolescent clients seeking help for mental health issues or simply being educated about key mental health skills. Instruct them to practise this model whenever they are faced with a difficult situation or problem that seems impossible to solve.
Mental health adolescent worksheet
Solving a problem is as easy as ABCDE! Work through the letters to identify, assess and solve your problems.
|A Assess the problem. |
What is it?
|B Brainstorm solutions. |
Think of as many solutions as you can.
|C Choose a solution to try |
Which solution do you think is the best one to try? Why?
|D Do it! |
Try the solution you chose. How did you do it?
|E Evaluate |
Did it work out? What happened? Was it the best solution?
|If it works, Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back.If it did not, no worries, head back to A and repeat!|
Sultan, S, Saleem, M & Durrani, A.K.(2021) Life Skills as determining factors for mental health of adolescents. Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19(1), 27-32.
You can download this worksheet here.