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Surgeon General Names LifeSkills Training One of the Most Effective School-based Programs

The U.S. Surgeon General released a new report on the addiction epidemic in this country asking communities to focus on evidence-based prevention. The report titled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health named the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program as an effective prevention program for adolescents aged 10 to 18. Read more...

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WSJ: Schools Step Up Efforts to Fight Opioid Abuse

Many U.S. schools are ramping up campaigns to prevent opioid abuse among students. Some schools are teaching the LifeSkills Training program to students as young as third grade. Program developer Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin joined the Wall Street Journal's "Lunch Break" to discuss. Play video

 
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School District Implements LifeSkills Training with Students AND Parents

Prevention works when communities come together like this! Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in partnership with their local coalition, CTAD (Community: The Anti-Drug), have been implementing LifeSkills Training with their students AND parents thanks to The Jordan Michael Filler Foundation. Watch video...

 

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NIJ Rates School Safety Programs

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The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) urges schools, social services, and agencies to use the CrimeSolutions.gov clearinghouse to find evidence-based programs and practices that can improve school safety. Of the programs featured, LifeSkills Training is part of the 21% of programs rated as Effective with multiple studies showing it effects on violence and delinquency prevention. Read more...

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Franklin County Featured on Morning TV Show

Watch Kat Allen from the Communities that Care Coalition, a Partnership for Youth Program of the [Massachusetts] Franklin Regional Council of Governments, and Kate Blair from the Frontier Regional School in Deerfield, MA, as they discuss their successes with implementing Lifeskills Training to help reduce teen drug use in their community. "It's dynamic. I find that it's an easy curriculum to teach because it's easy to get enthusiastic about it! And as a teacher that's really what makes a lesson and a curriculum so worthwhile. When I can be enthusiastic about it easily, so can the kids," said Kate. Read more...

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FEATURED

New Workshop: Teaching Marijuana Prevention

Ideal for health educators and professionals, this workshop explores the social and legal trends in acceptance, the pharmacology of marijuana, and effective strategies for responding to the misconceptions adolescents hold about marijuana. Click here for enrollment form.


TRAINING & SERVICES

Trainer of Trainers (TOT) This two-day advanced training workshop teaches you how to deliver and conduct LST workshops for your organization. Eligibility limited to those who complete an LST workshop and implement the program for at least one full semester. 

Greater NYC Area: 3/30 - 3/31


TOOLS YOU CAN USE

Webinar: LifeSkills Training for Drug-free Youth

In this webinar, participants will review the highly effective Botvin LifeSkills Training program and how it can positively impact the lives of youth in elementary, middle, and high school. Participants will explore the LST structure and will learn how it can be an effective, enjoyable, and easy-to-teach program. Register here


FUNDING

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