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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.
July 9-10, 2013
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Group discount: 3+
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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?
Rosilee Trotta, LCSW, is the author of both versions of the curriculum and offers periodic training at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The next training will be July 9-10, 2013, in St. Louis. Rosilee also conducts customized train-the-trainer workshops by special arrangement.
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