Seeking additional services, applying for employment and taking care of one's health all require the ability to assert oneself
. Stepping Up participants are taught six steps to self-advocacy:
Murad said it's hard to assert oneself
on the international scene when coming from a small nation plagued by conflict.
The winter that touches us most deeply is the coldness, hardness and unrelenting bitterness which comes from a determination to assert oneself
over and above every other need.
Thus, if the social skill of knowing how to assert oneself
without being violent makes one's life better by improving interpersonal relationships, that skill will be used.
Intended for children in grades 3-6, the activities range from learning how to assert oneself
and develop basic time management to building teamwork skills to teaming up to make a coloring book for younger kids or writing poetry.
Even political discrimination can affect one's ability to assert oneself
. For example, Hispanic women who are not fluent in English or not U.S.