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LST Featured at SAMHSA’s Prevention Day

The Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program was featured at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) recent 14th Annual Prevention Day on February 5, 2018. This annual event was held in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA’s) 28th National Leadership Forum at National Harbor, MD.

LST was featured in a 90-minute Institute attended by prevention practitioners, community leaders, and behavioral health professionals... Read more

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Schools Combat Opioid Crisis with New Rx Module

Schools and communities are implementing a new module to help 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 developed a Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module to help youth avoid the dangers of prescription drug or opioid misuse/abuse. The new module is designed to further enhance the effectiveness of the LST Middle School program, which has already been proven to reduce opioid and prescription drug misuse.

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Botvin LST Now Aligned to CASEL's Social & Emotional Learning Competencies

LST provides foundational skills for successful youth development through its alignment with CASEL’s five core SEL competencies. Its cognitive behavioral approach uses a variety of teaching techniques to facilitate discussion, which provides key knowledge, coaching, and behavior skill practice. LST should be considered an approach that can be used effectively in both schools and youth-serving organizations to support the social and emotional development of youth. Click to view alignment

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Congratulations to the new LifeSkills TOTs in Kenya

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), along with the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), helped bring the Botvin LifeSkills Training program to teachers and students in Kenya. During this TOT workshop led by Alayne MacArthur, National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) Trainer, participants learned how to deliver and conduct Lifeskills Provider Training Workshops. There are only two seats available for the next TOT workshop that will be in the greater New York City area on April 5-6, 2018. Email training@nhpamail.com to request another workshop.

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FEATURED

Webinar: LifeSkills Training for Drug-free Youthpicture1

In this complimentary presentation, we will review the LST 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 3/21/18 at noon 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

The MS companion website is a free resource for students and teachers complete with activities to reinforce the LST lessons, as well as Session Support Slides that provide electronic support in the classroom. Visit www.lifeskillstraining.com/msweb


FUNDING

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