Updated & Applicable

Our Life Skills pack has been updated every year for the past three years. That means almost every lesson is up-to-date with documented and relatable videos ready for your clients to watch. From the ten financial health videos to the five family success videos to the five new personal health lessons, your clients will love them all!

The Most Important Topics

You know your clients struggle with different areas of their lives. Some of them have anger management issues, some have home health issues, and some even have hygiene issues. These topics may be hard to bring up and work through, but the Life Skills Pack addresses each of them with gentleness and grace. The videos are full of empathy and interviews so that they don’t feel like they are alone in their struggles. The lessons bring up practical solutions they can use every day that are truthful but also easily achievable. The worksheets and homework reinforce their ability to succeed and the discussion questions will help the client and advocate to strengthen their relationship and grow closer together. In short, if you want help addressing some of the life skills that your clients need, this pack is one you will want to have on hand.

25 Important Lessons

The need for basic life skills is felt by every client advocate around the country. Those simple things that our parents taught us are not being passed down to the next generation of broken families. These 5 modules work to provide the important yet basic skills through 25 lessons. Covering subjects from hygiene, to finances, to anger management, to job skills, these lessons are going to make a difference in the futures of your clients.


Taking Care of Your Hygiene - Showering, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and more. It all seems so simple, doesn’t it? But there are a lot of reasons why a person doesn’t always do these basic things. However, there are even more great reasons why you should, including your good health. In this video we talk about why good hygiene is important, how to do it, and what to do if you struggle with circumstances in life that make it hard for you.  ©2019
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Screen Time and You - Phones, tablets, and gaming consoles. Social media, chats, texts, and apps for EVERYTHING! Life has never been more efficient, fun…and distracting. Is technology improving our lives or is it taking us down a slippery path? In this video we talk about what the REAL problem is and how to enjoy your screen time while taking care of the most important things in life. It doesn’t have to be ‘game over’, man!  ©2019
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Depression Suicide - Depression is more than just feeling down occasionally. It’s more intense, and lasts longer. Nearly one in 12 American’s over the age of 20 suffers from it, and women are twice as likely as men to become depressed. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. In this video we talk about what depression is, how to know if you’re experiencing it, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help and manage your depression.  ©2019
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Home Health - Who loves to clean and manage a home? NOT ME! And likely not you either. But it’s important. Keeping your home clean and organized doesn’t have to be a monumental task, unless you make it one. In this video we’ll give several habit-forming housekeeping tips so that you can easily maintain your home and have lots of time left over for the other more fun things in your life. Don’t be buried under your mountain of mess. Plant a flag in it and call it conquered!  ©2019
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Anger Management - Everyone gets angry once in a while. It’s a normal emotion for when we feel attacked, threatened, or shamed. Anger causes us to fight or run. When it gets out of control, it can hurt others and damage relationships. But, we have the ability to manage and control this intense emotion. In this video, we talk about understanding the triggers to your anger and how to handle them in a positive way.  ©2019
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Fighting The Impulse to Spend - Ever feel like you just can’t let another day go by without buying those sparkly Jimmy Choo’s to adorn your feet? Or maybe you can’t get through the checkout line without grabbing the snacks placed right at your eye level. Or when you feel like life is dealing you nines and tens in a hand of Show Low, does a little retail therapy call your name? Well sister, you’ve been played by the sneakiest of sneaksters! This video looks at how marketers keep us buying more stuff and spending all of our hard-earned cash before it even hits our bank account. You will learn tips to keep from being manipulated at the checkout line and how not to become a victim in retail marketing wars. Yes, you CAN fight the impulse to spend! This DVD coincides with Life Skills Module L2. It covers the basics of money management when a client is working on becoming an independent individual. ©2018
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The Monster of Debt - Have you ever found yourself with too little cash and too many bills? The stress, worry, and restrictions of being unable to pay our bills brings can be simply overwhelming. Do you know this feeling? Debt is like being locked up in chains that are stronger than you and keep you tied up. You no longer have the freedom to do the things you want because you are chained to your debt. Have you become a prisoner to all the money you owe? Are you ready to do what it takes to be financially free? This video shows you how YOU can slay the monster of debt.  ©2018
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Credit Cards, Friend or Foe? - Are credit cards your best friend or your worse enemy? Can they make you or break you? Do they love you or hate you? Are they the bane of our existence or the salvation to our money woes? Is it possible that they can be both? This video puts credit cards in their proper perspective. And it talks about how if you are in debt or tempted to overspend because of them, then credit cards are just another tool being used to separate you from your hard-earned cash and financial goals! ©2018
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Financial Emergencies - Just when everything is going well, and you have your finances in order ¬– BAM! Disaster hits! It may rain inside your house instead of outside. A pipe may burst, giving you the indoor pool you’ve never wanted. Your fine ride loses its glide. In the financial biz, we call this Murphy’s Law. “Anything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong, at the WORST possible time!” But did you know that you can Murphy-proof your life against financial emergencies? This video looks at how to plan for financial emergencies and what a financial emergency really is. For example, are bald tires REALLY an emergency or just poor planning? ©2018
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Budgeting 101 - Stay out of debt. Save for the future. Plan your big purchases. Live within your means. All great ideas, but how do you do it in reality? After all, you have monthly expenses, semi and annual expenses, and unforeseen expenses along the way. How do you plan all of this within a fixed monthly income? The answer is the budget. In this video we will look at how to make and maintain a simple budget and plan for most of your expenses so that you can avoid those unpleasant financial surprises at the end of the month.  ©2018
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Credit Scores, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly - What exactly is a credit score anyway? What’s it for and why do I have to worry about it? Is it even important if I don’t plan on buying a house? This video explains what a credit score is, how to maintain a good credit score, and why it might be important, even if you can’t buy a house yet.  ©2017
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Buying a Car - There are two ways to buy a car, the smart way and the not-so-smart way. The smart way can net you a car that meets your needs. The not-so-smart way can drive you to a load of debt and expenses you may not be able to afford. In this video, we will look at how to buy a car, pick through needs vs. wants, and how to avoid being taken for a ride. ©2018
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Career or Job? Planning for more - When you close your eyes and dream, what do you see yourself doing to provide for your family? The first step to achieving your career goal is looking forward to where you want to be. The next, listing the steps it takes to get there. In this video, we will unpack what it takes to get the future you want, how to divide up the steps to get there, and how to start. ©2018
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Staying out of Debt - You’ve worked hard to get there,and now you’re finally out of debt. Does life now just go on as usual? Or do you need a plan to stay out of debt? In this video we’ll look at the behaviors and habits it takes to stay out of debt and spend purposefully.  ©2018
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Your Financial Future - You’ve gotten out of debt, managed your budget, put away the credit cards, and gotten control of your desire to spend. What’s next, you may ask? Is there something more to your financial future? In this video, we will simplify how to build a healthy financial future, take the confusion out of 401Ks, IRAs, and provide other tips on planning for financial stability. ©2018
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Helping Children Process Change - Change is difficult for children. They may not show it immediately, but inside they are trying to protect themselves from the hurt that so much change brings. This video will help you talk through these hard issues with your children. Helping them sort through and understand their confusing feelings goes a long way. In this video, you can learn to go further as you help them to process their emotions and to make healthy choices on how they express them. Give your child the tools they need to understand what they are feeling and to work through them to acceptance.  ©2018
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Family Stability Inside Change - It has been said that you should only undertake a single major event in any given year. Whoever said that was a bit out of touch with daily reality. Major events come and go; changing jobs, moving homes, adding to your family, getting married or breaking up. These are major events, and there needs to be a sense of who your family is and how you can keep them stable through these tumultuous times. This video can guide you and help you understand that change is what it is - but your family can weather it together!  ©2018
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Getting Established In a New Area - It’s time to move, again, and that means getting established in a new area. How do you help your children adapt to a new school and make new friends while still encouraging them to maintain current relationships? How do you get them excited for a new area? You may even find yourself feeling anxious with the idea of establishing your family yet again. This video will help parents support, listen and encourage their children through a difficult transition. It will also prepare parents with a plan of action for getting involved, connected and thriving in a new area.  ©2018
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What Is a Family - A family is who we do life with. Most of the time they have our backs. They are there in the good times and the bad, and they are there in the times of our deepest pain or greatest joy. But a family represents more than just parents and children. For your children, it represents a lifelong relationship, a shared history, and a place to go back to. ©2018
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Successful Family Living - Family is our most precious gift. They are not perfect. They are made up people who struggle, come from imperfect backgrounds, and often are figuring life out as they go. But successful families share one thing in common, they are committed to each other and purposeful in living life together. In this video we talk about what it takes to create a successful family-life for your children, how you can build rich experiences that shape their character, and the most important things a child needs to build good life skills.  ©2018
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Preparing for a Job - The Hard Truth - We all want that perfect job that pays the bills and provides for our families. And one that we can love going to every day. But how do you find it? The answer might surprise you, but the place to start first is with you. In this video, we help you take a closer look at yourself—the type of person you are, your habits, your personality, and your motivation—to help you determine the kind of employee you’ll be; the type of job you’ll do well in; and the “why” that will get you up and off to work day after day.
Our everyday habits, likes, dislikes, and personality all factor into the type of job that’s best for you. Here’s how you can find out more about yourself and narrow down the opportunities you search for to best support yourself and your family.  ©2020
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