healthy relationships

What it means to “take care of yourself”

LDI students develop self-awareness of how their behavior can affect the positive development of peer relationships. As part of a connected social community, each student has staff and peer support to recognized engage in commonly accepted and practiced adult social graces. Consistent practice, weekly social-recreational activities and an accepting environment reduce social avoidance or non-engagement behaviors, as students effectively handle the perceived risks of “social failure”.

Achieving a Sense of Self

  • Recognizing personal, physical, and psychological needs
  • Recognizing personal interests and skills
  • Identifying emotional triggers

Building Self-Confidence

  • Expressing feelings of self-worth
  • Identifying others’ perceptions of self
  • Receiving and expressing praise
  • Receiving and expressing criticism

Building Responsible Behavior

  • Respecting rights and belongings of others
  • Acting appropriately in various social settings

Maintaining Age-Appropriate Interpersonal Skills

  • Practicing appropriate listening and responding skills
  • Initiating and keeping close relationships

Achieving Personal Autonomy

  • Taking responsibility for personal organization
  • Managing and resolving conflict
  • Achieving satisfying quality of life

Communicating Responsibly in Adult Circumstances

  • Recognizing and responding to emergency situations
  • Communicating appropriately in a variety of adult settings
  • Respecting others and working towards eliminating discrimination and prejudice
  • Reflecting on and re-evaluating personal opinions and ideas