For training information, contact Rosilee Trotta, 314-567-5391, TrottaR@missouri.edu, or Roxanne Miller, 636-346-4137, email@example.com.
(The Oct. 22-23 training in St. Louis has been cancelled.)
Tackling the Tough Skills™
A Curriculum Building Skills for Work and Life
Tackling the Tough Skills™ is a fun, innovative and highly interactive life skills curriculum that helps hard-to-reach adults or teens prepare for success in work and life. It's also being used to teach soft skills to employees in the workplace.
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Two versions of this curriculum are available for purchase. Both contain a CD containing Addenda chapters of the book to make copying handouts easier.
CB13, Revised Edition (2008)
The book contains content appropriate for adults or teens. It is an updated edition of the original version published in 2000.
(Note: If you can only purchase one version and want to be able to use it with both adults and teens, we suggest it be this one.)
CB22, Teen Edition (2011)
This newest edition is intended for use with teens only. It includes the same basic content and activities as the Revised Edition. However, the scenarios and content have been modified to pertain to teen situations.
About the curriculum
Soft skills aren't "fluff." They are life skills many take for granted, yet are critical when a person doesn't have them. Like: Attitude. Responsibility. Communication. Problem solving. Preparing for the workplace.
Tackling the Tough Skills™ was originally designed to help adults transition from welfare to work in the St. Louis area. Yet it has appealed to educators and program leaders working with adults and teens across the United States and internationally. To date, the curriculum has been purchased by organizations and individuals from all 50 states and 25 countries and territories.
Is Tackling the Tough Skills™ evidence-based?
Yes! Learn more
Interested in training?
Author Rosilee Trotta, LCSW, conducts train-the-trainer workshops for groups or organizations interested in using either curriculum with their program participants. Specially designed training sessions can be arranged to meet unique training needs of educators and/or group participants. The requirements for scheduling a customized training are that at least 10 participants be registered and that a curriculum be purchased for use by each participant in the training. Training in use of both the Revised Edition and the Teen Edition can be done in the same training session, or they can be scheduled separately if preferred.
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Rosilee Trotta, LCSW
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