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Life skills manual

  • Organization:Peace Corps, United States of America - gov
  • Year of publication:2001
  • Type:Book (>30 pages) (253p.)
  • Language:English
  • Audience:Trainers/Teachers/Facilitators, Adults
  • Reading level estimate:Educational (post-secondary reading level)
  • Educational usage:Curricular/Formal
  • Setting:Life Skills / Health / Safety / Occupational Safety
  • Price:Unknown

The United States Peace Corps Life Skills program is a comprehensive behavior change approach that concentrates on the development of the skills needed for life such as communication, decision making, thinking, managing emotions, assertiveness, self-esteem building, resisting peer pressure, and relationship skills, for use by development workers.

Based on the premise that "information is not enough", the program is supports behavior change interventions by aid workers as they guide subjects to new values. The interventions may be related to HIV/AIDS, STDs, reproductive health, safe motherhood, other health issues, and other communication and decision-making situations. The Life Skills approach is completely interactive, using role plays, games, puzzles, group discussions, and a variety of other innovative teaching techniques to keep the participant wholly involved.

Main headings include: Peer Education, Facing Facts about HIV/AIDS and STDs, Communication Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Relationship Skills.


  • Themes:Capacity Development, Health & Health Facilities, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Hazards:Epidemic & Pandemic
  • Countries/Regions:Americas, United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/7721


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