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By Elizabeth Staab, Social Work
Advisor: Gary Dick
Presentation ID: AM_C10
Abstract: My project aims to gather information on Life Skills knowledge at a middle school age. Life skills include knowledge on substance use, decision making, self-esteem, anger control, anxiety, media and advertising influences. Each week, students engaged in a 45 minute lesson surrounding a life skill topic. There are two separate groups of students with 8-10 students in each group. Students engaged in group discussions as well as worksheets to help them gain a better understanding of the life skill topic. Each student takes a pre test before the beginning of the sessions and then the same test is given after as a post test. These results are then compared. My research is to see at which grade level students increase their life skills knowledge. Knowing which grade level (6th, 7th, or 8th) students are most likely to learn and retain the most information can be helpful when deciding at which age to teach the program.