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LST Selected as "Top Tier" Prevention Program

Coalition for Evidence-Based PolicyBotvin LifeSkills Training (LST) has been selected as a "Top Tier" program by The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy. The Top Tier initiative, which is being followed closely by Congress, focuses on identifying and validating social programs meeting the highest standard of evidence of effectiveness. LST is the only classroom-based substance abuse prevention program selected for "Top Tier" honors.  Read more...

LST Featured on Canada's Largest National Morning Show

LST on CTIBotvin LifeSkills Training Parent Program and both levels of the animated, interactive Elementary CD-ROM were recently awarded the influential PTPA Media Inc.'s Seal of Approval for excellence in parenting products. The winners of the prestigious Seal of Approval were selected based on the product's value, functionality, quality, and appeal to families, children, and parents.

Click here to watch the Canada AM segment on "Top Picks for Tweens (children ages 8 - 12)".  Read more...
LST Aims to Boost Self-image, Bust Substance Abuse

Teens in groupHelping early teens stay away from dangerous substances and make healthy life choices is the focus of a new program kicked off Monday at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Natalie Muskin-Press, a chemical dependency and addiction therapist with Porter-Starke Services, had sixth-grade students trace their hands, then jot down positive words to describe themselves along each finger. Read more...

Keeping Kids Out of Trouble Not Easy

ReportThere's as much science as art to keeping kids out of trouble.

So believe a throng of researchers and California's gang czar Paul Seave, the Schwarzenegger appointee who heads the governor's Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy.

"People have a hard time accepting that their cherished beliefs don't hold up," said the report's author Peter Greenwood, who heads a national organization called the Association for Advancement of Evidence Based Practice.  

Anti-drug Education Methods Adapt to Times

Teacher with Students"Educating children at every age is critical," says Susan Erwin Morgan, executive director of East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. ETCADA offers three programs for students-LifeSkills Training for elementary students,Youth Connection for middle school students and Project Toward No Drug Abuse, an intervention program for alternative school students and juvenile detention centers.

"It's all connected. We believe that drug abuse is often times a common thread in behaviors that harm our society. If we can prevent an addict from forming ... we can make communities healthier, strengthen families and improve quality of life for everyone," Morgan said. Read more...

TEEN Center Uses Grant to Implement LST

TeensThe Mobile County Health Department's TEEN Center was recently awarded a youth tobacco-prevention mini-grant from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The TEEN Center has chosen to use the funds to implement the Botvin LifeSkills Training curriculum. Read more...
Ohio Healthcare Providers Receive Grants to Implement LST

Ohio Health WorkersThe Ohio Department of Health and the Healthy Ohio initiative recently awarded six area health care providers with a cooperative 2010 Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Grant.

The health departments will focus on youth prevention, while the hospitals are focusing on tobacco cessation programs. The Botvin LifeSkills Training Program will be presented to schools. Read more...

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Prepare students transitioning into the real world with a new program from LST

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New Professional Development Workshops

TrainerInteractive, peer-based learning activities that promote best practices in program implementation and delivery are the hallmarks in this series.

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Grant Writing Assistance
Tool IconPreparing grant applications can be a bit challenging. LST offers several grant application tools to help you in applying for funding.


Click here for a listing of funding opportunities that may be applicable for the Botvin LifeSkills Training program.


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