ERIC Number: ED418367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Life Skills: A Guide for Selecting Life Skills Programs for Adult and Juvenile Offenders.
Coffey, Osa D.; Knoll, John F.
Suggestions for teaching selected life skills to adult and juvenile offenders are presented in this document. The general purpose of life skills programming is to help persons live more successfully and to function better in their multiple roles as members of a family, community, and workforce. Life skills training is treated as an educational program emphasizing the world of work, practical living skills, personal growth and management, and social skills. The first section provides guidelines in terms of the process of searching for, evaluating, and making a final selection of products for implementation of a life skills program in a correctional setting. The second part supplies detailed descriptions of a number of commercial products that are appropriate and available for use in this type of program. A quick reference chart of the resources discussed in part 2 makes up part 3. Samples of necessary forms required to carry out a life skills program are provided. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Correctional Institutions, Daily Living Skills, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Program Descriptions, Rehabilitation Programs, Training
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Correctional Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond.