Educational or Curriculum

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.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good