Educational or Curriculum

Life Skills Training Program

Initiative Description: Life Skills Training program implemented in three schools in Spain for 485 pupils aged 12 – 14 years and their respective parents.This program consisted of five 90-minute sessions, weekly. The main objective of the present study was toanalyse whether family factors and organisationalaspects of school are related to parents’ participationin a family-based program for the prevention of drug use.

Study Results:Families most at risk of drug use are those least likely to participate in prevention programs. There is a need for strategies to increase participation in prevention programs of the families most at risk.

Reference: Al-Halabi Diaz, S., Secades-Villa, R., Perez, J. M., Fernandez-Hermida, J.R., Garcia- Rodriguez, O., & Crespo J. L. (2006). Family predictors of parent participation in an adolescent drug abuse prevention program. Drug and Alcohol Review, 25(4), 327-331. doi: 10.1080/09595230600741149.

Level of Evidence: 4 out of 5 stars Excellent