The purpose of prevention education is to help all students develop basic life skills. It is the foundation of a developmental counseling program. In Fort Worth ISD seven areas have been identified for lessons:
- Motivation to Achieve
- Decision-making, Goal-setting, Planning, and Problem-solving Skills
- Self Awareness
- Communication Skills
- Social Awareness
- Responsible Behavior
Parents Role in Prevention Education
Parents/Guardians are the first teachers in the home and accept primary responsibility for teaching these life skills, therefore, it is critical that parents they are aware of what is taught in order for them to encourage and to reinforce these skills at home.
Instruction in the prevention educations and life skills curriculum begins with children's first experiences in school, The levels of mastery expand each year aligned with the students' ages and developmental levels.