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New Prescription Drug Module to Shield Teens from Opioid Crisis

Schools and communities are searching for new tools to combat the prescription drug and opioid crisis, now regarded as a national emergency. National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA), the researchers behind Botvin LifeSkills Training, have risen to the challenge of helping youth avoid the dangers of prescription drug or opioid misuse/abuse and are excited to announce the release of a Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module.The new module gives teens the skills and knowledge necessary to help them avoid the misuse/abuse of opioids and prescription drugs.  Read more...

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New York Times Recommends Botvin LifeSkills Training to Combat Opioid Crisis

rxThe New York Times Editorial Board highlighted prevention and Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) as part of its 8-Step Program to combat America's opioid epidemic. They suggest starting prevention in the early grades as research shows LST in schools lowers the risk for opioid misuse.

A version of this editorial appeared in print on Sunday, October 1, 2017, on Page SR8 of The New York Times print edition with the headline: Breaking America's Opioid Addiction. Read more...

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New Program to Help Suspended Students

Duncan Public Schools (DPS) and Youth Services for Stephens County, OK, are working together to bring a program to the county that gives students who have been suspended from school an option to work through their suspension, as well as skills to help with some of their underlying issues. Students participate in a community meeting and in the Botvin LifeSkills Training curriculum. Read more...

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As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Fight Comes to the Classroom

With Cecil County, MD, averaging more than 30 overdoes each month, the fight against the opioid epidemic is now entering new territory: the classroom. Although drug education has long been a staple of school curriculum, this school year both Cecil College and Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) will introduce new lessons and new resources specifically aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic. The Start Talking Maryland Act, which went into effect in July, requires public schools to incorporate information about the dangers of heroin and other opioids into their curriculum. CCPS is now entering its third year of using the Botvin LifeSkills Training program in grades three through 10. Read more...

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School Board Selects LST for Middle School Curriculum

Indian River School District in Delaware is turning to acclaimed expertise of an Ivy League faculty member in efforts to help better prepare pre-teens for the game of life. By a 10-0 vote, IRSD’s board of education cast support to implementing the Botvin LifeSkills Training as part of the sixth-grade curriculum.

LifeSkills Training, which features 18 segmented lessons, is the product of Dr. Gilbert J Botvin, a longtime Cornell University faculty member who is viewed worldwide as one of the leading experts on tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention. Read more...

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FEATURED

Webinar: LifeSkills Training for Drug-free Youthpicture1

In this complimentary webinar, participants review the Botvin LifeSkills Training program and how it can positively impact the lives of youth in elementary, middle, and high school. Explore the LST structure and learn how it can be an effective, enjoyable, and easy-to-teach program. Register for 11/1/17 at 1pm ET


TRAINING & SERVICES

Provider Training Workshops prepare you to effectively implement the state-of-the-art prevention education activities and teaching strategies found in the LST program. Register for an online training or contact us to schedule your online or on-site workshop. Workshops fill up quickly so check back for future dates!


TOOLS YOU CAN USE

Updated Evaluation Tools 

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Pre- and post-tests are available for the LST Elementary, Middle, High School, Transitions and Parent programs. The questionnaires are designed to evaluate the participantís knowledge and attitudes prior to and at the end of implementing the Botvin LifeSkills Training program. 


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