Skills for Adolescence (SFA)
Initiative Description: A widely used comprehensive life skills training curriculum with a dedicated drug education unit. A condensed, 40-session (35–45 minutes per session)curriculum included three sessions on the challenges involved in entering the teen years, four on building self-confidence and communication skills, five on managing emotions in positive ways, eight on improving peer relationships (including resisting peer pressure), and 20 on living healthy and drug-free
Study Results: Decreased alcohol and cannabis consumption.
Reference: Eisen, M., Zellman, G. L., & Murray, D. M. (2003). Evaluating the Lions–Quest “Skills for Adolescence” drug education program. Addictive Behaviors, 28(5), 883–897. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4603(01)00292-1
Level of Evidence: Very Good