Many persons have contributed generously to this publication. The program directors of life skills programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education shared their experiences with the identification and selection of life skills products. Many state directors of correctional education helped us identify vendors and publishers and shared their experiences with life skills programming. Publishers provided review copies, and some provided demonstrations of their computer-based programs. Pat Smith assisted greatly with the layout and editing of the publication. Randy Johnson, Leon Leiberg, Carter White and Bruce Wolford reviewed the draft and contributed many helpful suggestions. Carolyn Fuqua, formerly of the U.S. Department of Education, saw the need for this guide and helped conceptualize its content. We gratefully acknowledge all these contributions.