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Resource Title Coping and Supporting Training (CAST)
Summary A community/school-based prevention program that teaches life skills in a positive peer group setting to build resiliency against risk factors and control early signs of emotional distress and substance abuse. All participants work and support one another towards the three program goals: increased mood management, school achievement and drug use control. Group consists of 6-8 youth, one adult leader and meets for 12 sessions. Lessons are detailed in a curriculum guide with accompanying student manual. Every session ends with assignments for the youth to practice skills in the community.
Topic Professional Development
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Target Audience Administrators
Teachers/School Staff
Grade Level 6-8
Format External Website