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What does Thriving look like?

Examples of activities that lead to thriving include:

  • Workshops on benefits and consequences of various health, hygiene, and human development issues, including physical, sexual, and emotional development
  • Role playing activities that hypothesize difficult situations and how to resolve them
  • Personal and peer counseling
  • Training in conflict management and resolution concerning family, peer, and workplace relationships
  • Community mapping to create a directory of resources related to physical and mental health, such as health and counseling centers, personal physicians, insurance companies, parks with accessible paths, grocery stores, banks, drug stores, etc.
  • Meal planning and preparation activities, including planning the meal, shopping for groceries, and cooking the meal
  • Social activities that offer opportunities to practice skills in communication, negotiation, and personal presentation
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Training in life skills such as how to manage money, find transportation, shop on a budget, buy a car, obtain insurance, etc.

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