TED TALK 1: Asking for Help.
Hi, Iím Don Pugh the School Psychologist and this is Nick Gwynne the chaplain.† We are part of the student services team, here to help students.† Other members are Ms Mcevoy, the nurse, Ms Dirksz, Community Liaison, Ms Ugle, Aboriginal Liaison,†† Ms Singleton, the manager, and the sub-school managers.
Todayís visit is the first of a series to promote TED, treating everyone decently, to create a safe and friendly environment.† Iím raising the question, what you do when youíre not treated decently, when someone abuses or hits you, or takes your property.† Some students keep their anger pent up inside, and then explode and hit someone.† Instead, you may need to ask for help.† Here are some important points to remember when asking for help:
1. Courage: Asking for help shows you have strength and maturity.† It is not a sign of weakness.† It isnít dobbing. Instead, itís being assertive, standing up for your rights.
2. Select the right person:† When asking for help it is important to select the right person to talk to.† This will be someone who you think is responsible enough to deal with the problem and someone you trust.
3. Ask again: If this person is unable to help or you need further assistance to deal with the problem donít be afraid to ask someone else for help, particularly a trusted adult who has authority. There are a number of people in student services who can help.
Now for some fun, Iíd like a volunteer for a short role-play.
Remember, asking for help is a great way to help resolve your problems. Have enough courage to ask for help.† Select a trusted and responsible person to ask help from.† Make this school a safe friendly place by insisting on being treated decently and asking for help when you need it.†