Life Skills Training for at Risk Youth

It’s healthy to develop personal and interpersonal skills in addition to learning about the medical consequences of substance abuse.


Estimated watch time: 35 mins 

Available credits: none

Objectives and Summary:

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.

After watching this presentation, the viewer will:

  1. Know the definition and examples of life skills.
  2. Recognize risk factors involved in increased chance for substance abuse in young adults and teens.
  3. Learn about life-skill training for at-risk youth, as well as suggestions for communicating with at-risk youth to help them know the risks of substance use.
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