Skills-based health education including life skills. Making the links Unicef, New York. Also go to http://www.unicef.org/programme/lifeskills/mainmenu.html. What is the link?. Child Friendly Schools. F.R.E.S.H. Health Promoting Schools. Skills-based health education. Life skills.
Making the links
Unicef, New York
Also go to http://www.unicef.org/programme/lifeskills/mainmenu.html
Child Friendly Schools
Health Promoting Schools
Skills-based health education
A partnership: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, WORLD BANK
Core intervention activities
- hasbehaviour change as part of programme objectives
- has a balance of knowledge, attitudes and skills
- uses participatory teaching and learning methods
- is based on student needs
- is gender sensitive throughout
for teaching & learning
What topic? What issue?
Knowledge Attitudes Skills
About what? Towards what? For what?
Values analysis & clarification skills
Decision making skills
Coping & stress management skills
- interactive & participatory
- group work & discussion
- role play
- educational games
- practising people skills
Just about anybody!
- young people (peer educators)
- community agencies
- religious groups
Just about any setting!
- existing groups or clubs
had sex (at ages 13,
% adolescents who
know how to protect
% adolescents infected
with HIV (15-19; m:f)
% adolescents able to
resist unwanted sex
% adolescents using
% adolescents addicted
to intravenous drugs
Expected outcomesOutput depends on input
School, community, national plus...
media campaigns, national policies, health & social services
School, community plus...
policies, health services, community partnerships...
Skills-based health ed plus...
Session/classroom level - immediate
Behaviour level - behavioural outcome
Epidemiological level - health outcome
- poorly understood
- competing priorities
- poor policy support
- poor and uneven implementation
Fast TrackSlow Track