Teens -- Accept and Embrace Diversity Card Game
- Card game encourages discussion and interaction
- Educates teens how to be broad minded empathetic individuals
- Part of the Transitional Life Skills for Teens series
Exclusion or inclusion, discord or harmony hinge on hating or appreciating cultural differences. This card game is very relevant today because school shootings and teen suicides often relate to being left out, laughed at, and bullied because of cultural differences. Teens - Accept and Embrace Diversity capitalizes on what comes naturally cohesion not cruelty. Teens can un-learn bigotry and become broad-minded, experience empathy for people they previously judged and replace criticism with compassion. To welcome diversity reduces and/or diminishes prejudice and nurtures respect for ones own and others cultures. The activities in this book will encourage teens to accept other cultures' various views and to become aware of the influences of their own home life, environment, friends, community, and media. They will be encouraged to think for themselves.
Using card decks will help break the ice, encourage thinking, get in touch with feelings and help introduce a specific topic. The open-ended thought provoking questions will encourage lively discussions. These cards can be used alone, or with the workbook Teens -- Accept and Embrace Diversity by Ester A. Leutenberg.
About the Author:
Ester A. Leutenberg has worked in the mental health profession for many years as an author, publisher and as an advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986. Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, she co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing with her daughter Kathy Khalsa. Ester began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients. She is the co-author of the SEALS series for teenagers as well as Meaningful Life Skills for older adults, and the eight-book Life Management Skills series for adults.