This program addresses decision-making skills and life skills development for children, preschool – grade 1. A puppet- based primary prevention program, Forest Friends is designed to help young children learn basic life skills in order to positively deal with anger, disappointment, peer pressure and conflict and teaches children coping skills needed to grow up resilient to the risks of violence and substance use and abuse.

Includes: Three 45-minute interactive classroom/group lessons (up to 25 students), teacher consultation and evaluation, informational packet, pre-/post-survey, evaluation summary, certificates of completion.

Learning objectives: Promote alternative ways of dealing with anger, disappointment, peer pressure and conflict; encourage children to value self-esteem and self-respect; equip children with ways to value and maintain personal health.

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