ERIC Number: ED389970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
S+T+R+O+N+G Kids Life Skills Program: Levels K-5.
Silbert, Linda Bress; Silbert, Alvin J.
Strong kids have the fortitude to resist drug/alcohol abuse and other tendencies towards anti-social behavior. Research has shown that strong kids have attained a high level of development in six crucial areas. The S+T+R+O+N+G Kids Program builds upon each of these areas: (1) Self-Esteem; (2) Trust; (3) Responsibility; (4) Options; (5) Needs; (6) Goals. This program systematically introduces experiences for children from kindergarten through fifth grade that build self-reliant, confident children. Each level of the S+T+R+O+N+G Kids program contains 32 lessons, each designed to be used during one 30- to 45-minute session per week. The spirit of the program requires that all children and staff involved understand that emotional and social development does not occur in a vacuum. Nor does it take root if limited solely to the lesson time. An effort must be made to make this an ongoing lifestyle. For example, the children should be empowered to discourage the verbal barbs that so easily damage the self-esteem of their victims. Similarly, trust does not just happen--it grows. Each level provides a four-page teacher's guide. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Curriculum Guides, Drug Use, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Needs, Objectives, Primary Education, Responsibility, Self Esteem, Substance Abuse, Trust (Psychology)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A