Life Skills

At Youth Services Alliance the founder, Rick Hollering, is trained to be a trainer of the Botvin LifeSkills curriculum. We have Life Skills curriculum being taught in Cass County schools. Rick is also trained to facilitate the Parent Life Skills Curriculum.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Personal Self-Management Skills – Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger for better mental health.
  • General Social Skills – Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
  • Drug Resistance Skills – Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is proven to reduce
alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence, while
supporting the social and emotional development
of youth.
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