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Life Skills

Life Skills covers a wide variety of topics, and Insight and Outlook Life Skills resources cover a wide array from developing coping skills and communication skills to vocational readiness, stress management, anger management and even money management. With more than 600 hours of Life Skills related topics, we can create a custom curriculum to fit your organization's needs. These materials have wide application, and have been used successfully in community programs, correctional settings, and gang intervention programs.

The Life Skills curriculum provides comprehensive programs for adults and juveniles helping them develop skills for daily living. The curriculum is designed to address critical life and lifestyle issues. The overall objective is to help participants improve their general health and happiness as functioning members of society.

The skills and concepts taught here are the basics of a healthy and happy life. Each lesson comprises a lesson plan with a detailed narrative for the counselor or teacher, and a handout, worksheet, or other activity for the learners. Designed to maintain attention and promote active involvement, each hour-long lesson is based on identified behavioral objectives. Continue below to view our wide variety of life skills topics.

Specific Program Packages/Resources

Resources of interest might include:

Pathways to Daily Living — a comprehensive life skills curriculum for adults and juveniles helping them develop skills for daily living. This manual is designed to address critical life and lifestyle issues. The overall objective is to help participants improve their general health and happiness as functioning members of society. This comprehensive life skills manual prepares inmates and clients in probationary programs for life in the outside world. [more]

Managing Your Anger — over 30 workbooks, 53 one-hour lessons with helpful lesson plans, skill-building checklists, client worksheets, skill modeling activities, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) toolkits. Addresses roots of anger, basic anger/violence management and communication skills. [more]

Stress Management Resources — include comprehensive model treatment plans linked to specific workbooks, behaviorally-stated objectives, and specific workbook pages. [more]

Life at Home — thirteen highly-interactive workbooks for relapse prevention, risk factors management, or aftercare. Includes role playing activities, confidence building for recovery ("self-efficacy"), and detailed planning. 65 hours, shorter packages available. [more]

Handling the Tough Times — 18 one-hour lessons with detailed lesson plans, client worksheets, coping skills modeling and practice. Supports relapse prevention planning and self-efficacy. [more]

Making Good Use of Your Leisure Time — 9 lessons (1-2 hours each), with complete lesson plans, worksheets and participant activities). These activities remind participants of the positive possibilities in their lives. [more]

Managing Your Money — 9 lessons (1-2 hours each, with complete lesson plans, worksheets and participant activities; typical part of a life skills program. [more]

Vocational Training Programs — designed for community and correctional programs. Developed to provide vocational training for clients who do not have extensive work histories, these workbooks and lessons guide the process of self-examination, confidence-building, preparation, job-seeking, interviewing, and keeping a job. [more]

Programming Support Material

Coping Skills — behavioral change, relaxation training and other coping skills. Develops a comprehensive set of new behaviors and skills for people in recovery. The goal is development of "self-efficacy." These materials are designed to support the cognitive-behavioral and social learning models, and the motivational interviewing (MI) approach, guiding clients in the “action” stage of personal change. [more]

Returning Home — community reintegration and reentry program designed for participants leaving residential and correctional programs. [more]