Designed for medium to high-risk offenders, the Youth Cognitive Life Skills curriculum offers an extended and comprehensive educational process to help participants overcome negative behavioral patterns, and enable them to be more productive in their environment. Through activity enhanced components targeting criminogenic needs, participants learn how to establish positive, goal-directed behavior patterns, and understand the process necessary to change negative behavior. 

The Youth Cognitive Life Skills workbook is available in English and Spanish.

Approximate Length
Level 1 – 18 hours
Level 2 – 33 hours

Learning Objectives

  • Critical Cognitive Thinking Skills.
  • Realistically examine one’s position in life.
  • Discover how attitude affects behavior.
  • Gain better self-control.
  • Understand the process necessary to change behavior.
  • Establish goal-directed behavior patterns.
  • Practice and gain new life skills.
  • Make a commitment to be a law-abiding citizen.
  • Utilize the Personal Awareness Journal™.

This curriculum is included in Cog Talk™, a free reference guide that divides each curriculum into two-hour sessions, provides specific homework assignments and additional open-ended questions to continue curriculum-specific conversation outside of the group setting.

View a sample component from the Youth Cognitive Life Skills Level 2 workbook.