Allgemeine Lebenskompetenzen und Fertigkeiten (ALF — General Life Competencies and Skills)

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Country of origin: 
Germany
Added to registry: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:45

Target group: 
School children aged 10 years
Age group: 
0-5 years
11-14 years
Programme setting(s): 
School
Level(s) of intervention: 
Universal prevention

Allgemeine Lebenskompetenzen und Fertigkeiten (ALF — General Life Competencies and Skills) is a life skills programme, providing training in general skills such as communication and critical thinking, and education in substance use-related issues, including resistance skills training. The programme uses interactive methods and takes place over 12 sessions.

Keywords: 
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Overview of results from the European studies

Last reviewed: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Evidence rating: 
Likely to be beneficial
Studies overview: 

No data

References of studies
Countries where evaluated: 
Germany

Contact details: 

Dr Anneke Bühler, PhD
IFT Institut für Therapieforschung
Parzivalstrasse 25
Munich 80804
Germany
Email: buehler@ift.de

Protective factor(s): 
Individual/Peers
Xchange Risk factor(s): 
No defined Risk factors
Outcomes targeted: 
Alcohol use
Use of illicit drugs
Smoking (tobacco)
Description of programme: 

Allgemeine Lebenskompetenzen und Fertigkeiten’ (ALF — General Life Competencies and Skills) is a life skills programme. The programme covers (i) general life skills — communication, interpersonal relationships, critical thinking, self-awareness, problem solving, coping with stress and emotion — and (ii) substance use-related issues — information about the immediate effects of nicotine and alcohol use and the short-term and long-term negative consequences, normative education, discussion about motivation to smoke and drink, media and social influences on use, resistance skills training.

The programme uses interactive methods and emphasises references to students’ daily lives. The programme consists of 12 sessions (eight on life skills and four on substance use). Teachers are trained to deliver the intervention during a two-day workshop and are supervised throughout when delivering the programme to classes of fifth grade students (10 years old).

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