Parents

As Parents

FOOTPRINTS for LIFETM is a research-based, primary prevention program that builds assets and teaches important life skills to students in grades two and three.

Through the use of puppets and stories that feature “real-life” situations experienced by a children’s soccer team, the program offers many opportunities for students to practice the new skills they have learned in a fun and non-threatening way.

FOOTPRINTS for LIFE is focused on five key social competencies:

  1. planning and decision-making skills;
  2. interpersonal skills;
  3. cultural competence;
  4. peer pressure and
  5. peaceful conflict resolution.

To learn more about social competencies, click here.

Footprints is a six-week program taught during a regular classroom period for approximately 40 minutes each week. Weekly homework assignments and educational sheets not only reinforce the lessons between classes, but also involve parents in their child’s learning experience.

Footprints reaches children while their health-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors are at a formative stage; provides a resource for teachers to help identify potential problems; and opens the door for parents to have important discussions with their children at home. The program builds internal assets and teaches the important life skills students in grades two and three need to grow up healthy and drug-free.

Through the use of puppets and stories that feature “real life” situations experienced by a children’s soccer team, the program offers many opportunities for students to practice the new skills they have learned in a fun and non-threatening way.

Resources for Parents

Below are some useful resources that you may find helpful.  Some of the websites listed are specific to children, therefore you may want to share these sites with your children.  Click on the links below to visit each site.

Footprints for Life is specifically designed to build students’ social competencies, which include planning and decision-making skills, interpersonal skills, peaceful conflict resolution skills, cultural competence skills, and resistance skills.

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