LifeSkills is an evidence – based substance abuse prevention class for children in grades 3 through 10. The program is proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco and drug use and violence. Research shows that it cuts tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use by up to 80%. The curriculum is built around different skills and assets that children need in order to resist drug use. Instead of simply telling about the dangers of drug use or using scare tactics, LifeSkills training focuses on the skills needed to make healthy life decisions.  The program consists of 10-14 lessons (varies by grade level) that are listed below.

  • Self Image
  • Decision Making
  • Advertising
  • Violence in the Media
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Coping with Anger
  • Communication Skills
  • Smoking: Myths and Realities
  • Alcohol: Myths and Realities
  • Marijuana: Myths and Realities
  • Social Skills
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Assertiveness
  • Resisting Peer Pressure

LifeSkills is a project by the Scott County Partnership, funded by the Partnerships for Success Grant through the Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction. LifeSkills are taught in Scott County school districts 1 & 2 in grades 3-7.

For more information, please contact:

Kim Richie