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Re-packaging youth road safety messages

Kemp, Joanne

Communication

2007

Life Skills-Based Education (LSBE) is a participatory and interactive approach to helping young people develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will impact positively on their choices relating to risk acceptance. This presentation will focus on Youthsafe's development and implementation of a LSBE resource kit for educators and professionals working with young people, titled ?What?s the Plan?? The kit primarily targets 15 -17 year olds and explores interconnected celebrating risks such as vehicle travel, alcohol and other drugs and peer relationship issues. It also offers realistic strategies and ways to develop skills to enhance risk perception and healthy responses to it.