SAFER Training Programme (English)

Life Skills Theoretical Background – Life Skills Education

Life skills education is a structured program of needs and outcomes based participatory learning that aims to increase positive and adaptive behaviour by assisting individuals to develop and practice psycho-social skills that minimize risk factors and maximize protective factors. Life skills education programs are theory and evidenced based, learner focused, delivered by competent facilitators and appropriately evaluated to ensure continuous improvement of documented results.

Below, the concepts of “self-regulation”, “self-awareness”, “social skills” and “healthy relationships” will be discussed. Research findings of life skills education on children’s (pupils) mental health and development in general (e.g. stress management, conflict resolution, anger management, healthy relationships) as well as research findings of life skills associated with gender-based violence and equality of gender (as prevention and intervention measure) will also be discussed.