Youth: Stand up for yourself!

Assertiveness, saying 'no', and standing up for yourself

What is this module about?

The module ‘Youth: Stand up for yourself!’ has been developed for youngsters from the age of 12 and up who have difficulty standing up for themselves. This module aims to:

  • Motivate youngsters to stand up for themselves.
  • Inform them about the difference between sub-assertiveness, assertiveness and aggressiveness.
  • Encourage them to reflect on the current situation.
  • Provide youngsters with the tools to practise saying 'no' and setting boundaries.

For whom is the module 'Stand up for yourself' suitable?

The module is suitable for youngsters from the age of 12 and up who have difficulty standing up for themselves. As a therapist, you can use the module for blended therapy, alternating f2f sessions with online sessions. You can also choose to offer the sessions without guidance, allowing the youngster to follow the module independently. He or she can access the treatment platform in their own time on any device, e.g. PC, laptop, tablet or phone. Therapists can monitor the patient’s progress through the sessions and diary entries and provide feedback. As a therapist, you can tailor the module to your patient’s individual needs: for instance, by making a session unguided or adding or removing (optional) sessions.

Example of page in ‘Youth: Stand up for yourself!’ Example of page in ‘Youth: Stand up for yourself!’

What is the module based on?

The content of the module has been put together during an extensive development process and is based on relevant literature as well as the knowledge and experience of practitioners and patients.

Which diary is part of the module 'Youth: stand up for yourself'?

This module includes the 'assertiveness diary'. In this diary, the youngster evaluates situations in which they stood up for themselves. They do this by describing the situation, how they responded, which assertiveness skills they used and why they responded this way. The youngster also reflects on what went well and what could have gone better.

Your feedback is welcome!

Minddistrict is eager to hear your opinion on the ‘Youth: Stand up for yourself!’ module. If you have any feedback, questions or tips, please send them by e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you! Do you want this module to be activated on your online platform? Then please contact your Minddistrict account manager.