Capacity Development

About the Program

Mentor Arabia’s Capacity Development program is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop targeting professionals, governmental social workers, educators, and others working in the field focusing on topics related to life skills, and the prevention of risky behaviors and drugs.


  • To develop the training capacities and life skills of partner staff
  • To increase the knowledge of partner staff around risky behaviors and drug prevention-related topics
  • To enable partner staff of carrying out drug prevention activities at the community level



  1. Prevention Science
  2. Critical Theories
  3. Employee’s skills and competencies
  4. Definition of drugs and their types
  5. Categories at risk of drug use
  6. Effects of Drugs
  7. Drugs and sexually transmitted diseases
  8. Drug Prevention Strategies
  9. Most Vulnerable cases for risky behaviors
  10. Educational Techniques
  11. Facilitation Skills
  12. Planning and managing peer-to-peer sessions
  13. Self-esteem skills
  14. Emotion management skills
  15. Critical thinking and media messages
  16. Communication skills
  17. How to say no – peer pressure
  18. Stress management skills
  19. Time management skills
  20. Decision-making skills
  21. Assertive behavior skills
  22. Empathy skills
  23. Methods of peer education
  24. Implementation and evaluation of peer-to-peer sessions
  1. Partner with governmental entities and local actors
  2. Conduct training workshop targeting 3 main modules: Risky behaviors prevention, Life Skills, and Training skills
  3. Monitor and Evaluate the program
  4. Document lessons learned and disseminate knowledge
  • Practitioners in the field of prevention
  • Training setting
  • On ground
  • 2 weeks
  • Up to 30 sessions
  • 90 minutes per session
  • 15 to 20 participants per session