Community Education Series: Life Skills Training for at Risk Youth

Community Education Series: Life Skills Training for at Risk Youth


Currently, much of substance use prevention education focuses on developing an understanding of the harmful effects of substance use. Incorporating life skills training into a prevention education curriculum is proven to increase positive outcomes.

Speaker: Allison Dickens, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS

Speaker Information:

Allison Dickens, LPC, LCADC, has worked in the field of addictions and mental health treatment for the past 15 years.  In that time, she has worked at all levels of care with adults, adolescents, and families.  She has been working at Care Plus for the past 5 years, overseeing the substance abuse outpatient services. In this time, she has developed a passion for an appreciation of prevention and treatment of substance abuse from a person centered and motivationally based perspective.


1. To explain the importance of incorporating life skills training in education about substance use prevention in youth and adolecents

2. To explain life skills training as it applies to building important skills

for avoiding substance use and dependence

3. To give examples of effective ways to deliver life skills in conjunction with prevention education to improve outcomes of this practice

Time: 2PM-3PM

No credits will be administered.


March 17


02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Event Category:

The Recovery Village Events

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