Talking Points for Personal Responsibility

Questions and talking points for the video, JUST THINK FIRST: personal responsibility

The Experience

  1. What are your thoughts and feelings about what you just watched?
  2. What are some of the messages of this video?
  3. What is the most moving, powerful part of the video?
  4. What part affected you in some way?
  5. Do you feel there is anything portrayed in the video that is unrealistic or that you think might not happen at Wakefield?
  6. How could things progress to the point of the girl dying in the street?
  7. How does substance abuse lead to dating violence? Suicide or self-harm?
  8. What would you do if a friend were in trouble because of using or selling drugs?
  9. In what ways can one person’s drug use affect the whole family?

The Science and The Law

  1. What personal factors contribute to drug and alcohol use?
  2. What societal factors contribute to drug and alcohol use?
  3. How do you resist the temptation to use if everyone around you does?
  4. What can you do to avoid difficult situations…for example: Risky behaviors? Illegal behaviors? Making unhealthy choices?
  5. Who/what are good resources that can support you in this type of challenge?

Additional

  1. What is the JUST THINK FIRST Program and how did it come about at Wakefield
  2. What does JUST THINK FIRST do for Wakefield students?