PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)
PATHS is a program designed to facilitate the development of self-control, positive self esteem, emotional awareness and interpersonal problem solving skills. The purpose of the program is to enhance social and emotional competence both inside and outside the classroom.
The PATHS program addresses the following goals:
Enhanced self esteem, self confidence and the ability to give and receive compliments
Increased understanding and the use of the vocabulary of emotions and interpersonal communication
Improved ability to recognise and interpret the differences between feelings, behaviours and perspectives of self and others.
Sense of self responsibility
Recognition and understanding of how one's behaviours affect each other
Increased understanding and use of logical reasoning and problem solving vocabulary
Improved knowledge of, and skill in, the steps of social problem solving - leading to the prevention and/or resolution of problems and conflict in daily life