Prevention Activities in Schools
Merkaz Libi is well aware that the earlier the risk is identified, the easier it is to save the youth and prevent major problems.
Accordingly, the organization operates prevention programs in schools in order to empower the youth in the framework of their activities; to immunize them and to provide them with the necessary resources to cope with and overcome risks.
The program operates on the school premises for a carefully selected group by the school's educational advisor. The group undergoes an empowerment process through activities by professional facilitators. The group runs a creative project for the school/the community, as well as a drama show activity at the end of year.
The activities provides the youth with self-confidence and helps them to realise and internalise powerful messages of caution from dangerous situations. It shows them the importance of preserving the most important essential values, and helps them develop vital life skills and diverse talents.
The program works to identify youth at risk and to adapt them to an appropriate treatment program if necessary. The teachers at the school undergo special training to identify, locate and receive coping tools. The parents also receive special advice as well as coping tools.