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Life Skills Classes

Parent Training

The Life Skills training for parents is an evidence based training, designed to help parents strengthen communication with their children and prevent them from using drugs. This powerful preventive training give parents the tools necessary to help youth resist violence, alcohol, and tobacco use. It also provides information on how to be a good role model, ways to convey a clear anti-drug message, tips for effective family communication and parental monitoring. Parents learn how to engage in activities that can help children develop personal self-management and social skills.

How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Curriculum based on Dr. Gerald Newmark’s book “How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children; Meeting the Five Critical Needs of Children…and Parents, too!” 8 week training can be scheduled upon request.

Youth Training

The Life Skills training model is an evidence based substance abuse prevention program proven to be effective in reducing drug and alcohol use by targeting social and psychological factors associated with substance abuse and high risk behaviors. The LifeSkills training uses school-based curriculum designed for all children between the ages of eight and 18. The program targets social pressure, self-management, media influences, and goal setting. In addition, youth learn how to analyze problem situations and consider different ways of dealing with them. They learn skills to handle stress and anxiety and are encouraged to approach challenges positively.

Gateway Drugs Presentation

A two hour presentation provided to youth on “Gateway Drugs”, such as alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco and how sampling these substances can open the door to serious hard core drug use, and risky and dangerous behavior effecting long term health and life choices. This insightful training can be provided upon request.