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YES! for Schools


Program Description

YES! for Schools is a life-skills workshop that is designed to equip middle and high school students (ages 12 to 18) with the tools to manage stress and navigate social–emotional challenges.

YES! for Schools is a 30-hour workshop composed of the following three modules: 1) Healthy Body, 2) Healthy Mind, and 3) Healthy Lifestyle. The Healthy Body module consists of physical activity such as yoga stretches and discussions on mindful eating and nutrition. The Healthy Mind module focuses on stress management and relaxation. This module includes breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques to foster relaxation and awareness and enhance concentration. This module also uses group processes to help promote personal responsibility, honesty, and respect for others. The Healthy Lifestyle module provides students with strategies for handling difficult emotional and social situations, especially peer pressure. This module teaches students about mindful decision making and leadership skills through the use of interactive games.

Program Snapshot
Evidence Ratings
Attention Disorders and Symptoms
Program Contact
Elan Gepner
Executive Director, Impact and Research

610.733.1101
Elan.Gepner@iahv.org
http://www.youthempowermentseminar.org

Dissemination/Implementation Contact
Elan Gepner
Executive Director, Impact and Research

610.733.1101
Elan.Gepner@iahv.org
http://www.youthempowermentseminar.org

Program Type
Mental health promotion

Gender
Male
Female

Age
13-17 (Adolescent)


Geographic Locations
Urban


Settings
School / Classroom

Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White
Other

Implementation/Dissemination
Not Specified