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Is your child unsure how to handle anger, or are they shy when the teacher calls their name?  If your child is in grades 6-12, SOOAR has a 15 week  program that can help them make the right choices at the right time.


Built on an award winning, evidence-based prevention approach proven to reduce substance use, aggression and violence. These tools provide students with essential social and emotional skills for coping with the current pandemic, fostering positive youth development, and promoting mental health. The life skills program is to make sure our youth are equipped with the tools that are necessary for making the right choices as they grow up.


Life skills focuses on 3 main components:


Drug resistance skills, which enable them to recognize and challenge beliefs and untruths about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs;


Personal self management skills, which show you how to examine your self image and the effects on your behavior; Financial literacy and responsibility.


General Social skills, which teach them the necessary skills to overcome shyness, communicate effectively, and to recognize that they have choices when faced with tough situations.

Topics include:

Making decisions; alcohol myth and realities; Coping with anger; Communications skills; and financial literacy.  With life skills, young people not only receive information, they are able to talk about the reasons for certain behaviors and which coping strategy should be used.  The sessions are interactive with behavior rehearsals and lots of fun!

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Questions? Call 734-697-9511

“This program was made possible by funding provided by Detroit Integrated Health Network


The Botvin LifeSkills Training Transitions program is a highly interactive, skills-based curriculum designed to promote positive mental health and personal development. This program helps young adults navigate the transition into the workforce and/or higher education. LST Transitions helps participants achieve competency in the skills that not only are key to success but also have been found to reduce and prevent substance use and violence.

Program Learning Objectives


The LifeSkills Training Transitions program uses a developmentally appropriate, integrated approach designed to strengthen abilities in the following areas:

Personal Self-Management Skills which provides participants with strategies for decision-making, managing stress, and managing time and money.

General Social Skills that gives participants to strengthen their communication skills and build and maintain relationships in a variety of settings.

Drug Resistance Skills that empowers participants to understand the consequences of substance use and risk-taking.

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Questions? Call 734-697-9511

“This program was made possible by funding provided by Detroit Integrated Health Network

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