Life Skills Training Project

This project was conducted in collaboration with developmental and educational psychologists at Cornell University. Researchers at the Center evaluated a school-based drug abuse and violence prevention program for sixth graders in New York City that focused on the development of cognitive-behavioral skills. The researchers investigated the extent to which the development of such skills resulted in a reduction of drug use, aggression and violence. This project yielded concrete and effective strategies for supporting positive social behavior in young adolescents.

Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Contact: Julia Graber, Ph.D.