Violence Prevention Through Lifeskills Development
Developing the lifeskills of children and youth forms a very important part of violence prevention. Research shows that children and youth with strong lifeskills such as conflict management, communication skills, decision-making and problem-solving skills are more resilient and less likely to be in conflict with the law. To develop the lifeskills of children and youth, we offer:
- Protective Measures – a programme for primary school children that equips them with knowledge and skills on issues such as safe and unsafe touching, and what to do if you are a victim
- Local Heroes – a programme for primary school children that encourages them to see themselves as positive agents of change in their community
- Personal growth and development clubs such as drama, arts, choir, fitness and film and journalism
- Year-long lifeskills programming for grades 3 to 12 taking place after school hours
- Talking to Taboos- a programme for primary and high school learners that addresses topics relating to gender and violence such as domestic violence, child abuse, dating, sexuality and gender issues
- Shorter lifeskills workshops and programmes on topics such as goal setting and decision-making.