Develop and use respectful language to talk about stress (e.g., grief, loss, fear, expectations) and to describe the intensity of feelings (e.g., rating scale/thermometer of 1-10).
Communicate an informed personal understanding of stress (e.g., reaction of worry and/or pre-occupation).
Explore the responses one may experience as a result of stress (e.g., heart-rate increase, blushing, knots in stomach, butterflies in stomach, dry mouth, sleeplessness, loss of concentration).
Determine how and why people react differently to stress (e.g., cultural traditions, role models).
Recognize potentially stressful situations and examine possible reactions to the experience.
Analyze common coping strategies for managing stress.
Examine and discuss media portrayals of stressors such as divorce, death, and loss, and media portrayals of stress management strategies.
Describe strategies (e.g., writing in a journal, seeking guidance from a trusted adult/elder, talking with a friend, participating in cultural ceremonies, reading a book about grief) for managing stress (including divorce, death, and loss).