We help students think successfully–in the classroom and in life.

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Since 1975, we have developed evidence-based cognitive lifeskills courses. Now, we have infused our cognitive restructuring model into early intervention and prevention courses.


Our areas of expertise

For Parents

Take an active role in helping your child think more positively. Enroll your child in an early intervention / prevention course.

For Educators

We offer cognitive lifeskills curriculum and program licensing options to fit the budget and size of any school or school district.

For Students

Take the lead in helping your friends and school become a more positive and productive learning environment.

ELS Courses

Early Intervention/Prevention Cognition Lifeskills

Case Study

More than 200 Chilton County High School ninth graders (pictured in Tiger Stadium at CCHS) went through a Positive Lifeskills program this semester, which was offered through the SPAN Program of Chilton County in conjunction with the Department of Youth Services. Pictured with the students are program leader Teal Dick, director of the Alabama Family Resource Center; Chief Juvenile Probation Officer George Ramsey for Chilton County District Court Judge Rhonda Hardesty; CCHS Vice Principal D.J. Nix; and Jacob Knight, owner of The UPS Store in Clanton.

Refer Students and Parents with Lifeskills Link

Experience the easy-to-use web-based referral system – Lifeskills Link. Students can easily be enrolled into an early intervention/prevention lifeskills course and choose to complete the course through the mail or online. Participating schools can easily track each enrolled student’s progress and receive emails regarding the student’s activity, including the ability to view the student’s typed-in responses. Schools can choose to submit referrals that require the student and family to purchase the course, or the school can choose to cover the cost of each course. Volume-based discounts apply for schools who pre-purchase courses in bulk. This is an ideal option that includes parents or guardians in the cognitive-behavioral change process for their student. The Lifeskills Link program is an appropriate way for the school to respond and address the underlying at-risk thinking and at-risk behaviors, which undermine the students’ academic and social progress.