LifeSkills Training High School Program

This is a program designed to help adolescents explore key skills that are vital to building a joyful, rewarding, and healthy life. Through this program, students will learn skills that will help them:

  • Create and value lifelong health
  • Make decisions
  • Take healthy risks
  • Understand media influences
  • Manage emotions
  • Improve family communications
  • Develop healthy relationships

This program contains the seven units described above and will be taught in that sequence.

The skills and techniques taught in the program can be applied in many areas of adolescent life and were carefully designed to target the primary causes of substances abuse. The comprehensive nature of the program addresses the most important factors leading adolescents to use one or more substances by teaching a combination of health information, general life skills and drug-resistance skills.


LifeSkills Training Transitions Program

This is a dynamic skills-based program that promotes health and personal development. It is designed for young adults facing the new roles and responsibilities that come with the transition from high school into the workforce and further education.

The Transitions program uses developmentally appropriate, interactive teaching strategies to help young adults build the skills that have been found to promote health and wellness and to encourage the avoidance of high-risk behaviors. The program has six sessions. The six units explore the following areas:

  • Goal-Setting: Planning to achieve goals
  • Effective Communication: Learning how to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Managing Stress: Practicing techniques that can help handle stress and build resilience
  • Decision-Making and Risk: Investigating productive decision-making skills and how they can be used to evaluate risks and their possible consequences
  • Managing Time and Money: Examining the importance and benefits of managing these resources
  • Building Relationships: Discovering the different standards of behavior that are appropriate in different types of settings

The program teaches a combination of general life skills, self-management skills, and refusal/resistance skills; it gives young adults the framework in which to discuss and practice vital behaviors that are proven to promote health and wellness.

For inquiries and/or to work with Prevention Network to implement LST High School or Transitions programs, contact:

Elizabeth Toomey at (315) 471-1359 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.