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Life Skills Development

Personal and social skills needed by everyone in daily living. [NALT]

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Making Decisions

Cooperative Extension aims at providing science-based information to help various clientele groups make better decisions. EDIS publications here include basic introductions to decisionmaking using force-field analysis and an economic approach to valuing information; strategies for making financial decisions as a family or resolving ethical issues within a coalition; and 4-H curricula for developing decision-making skills in youth.


The determination of the objectives or goals of an enterprise and the selection, through a systematic consideration of alternatives, of the policies, programs and procedures for achieving them.

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