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Sixth-graders at Dover Middle School have gained some insight on the effects of smoking and alcohol, and the knowledge is helping them think twice about how it relates to their own well-being.

"The Health Department has been trying to implement this program in the schools for a long time,” said licensed teacher Valerie Wenger. “We think it is the best deterrent program we have ever seen.”

She explained that the training is different from other prevention programs because it is based on what current research shows about the causes of substance abuse.

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-12/19/08

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Thanks to the Botvin LifeSkills Training program, which  is currently taking place at all five Comal ISD middle schools in Texas, students are developing the necessary skills to resist the peer pressure to smoke, drink and use drugs.

“We really want to get them informed and give them a lot of information early,” Church Hill Middle LifeSkills Trainer Rosie Rodriguez said. “This is such an important time for them. By this age, they all know someone who has used drugs."

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-11/27/08

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Pennsylvania will benefit a potential $16 million return on investment for it's implementation of the top-rated Botvin LifeSkills Training program, according to a report released by the Prevention Research Center at Pennsylvania State University.

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-11/25/08

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Using Botvin LifeSkills Training, the percentage of Virginia high school students who smoke is fell way below the national average.

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-11/18/08


LifeSkills Training participants in Dulles Town, VA assist with the American Cancer Society's Annual Great American Smoke-Out.

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-11/17/08

 

The Mount Vernon, Iowa School District chose Botvin LifeSkills Training out of several other programs because of its positive overall results in reducing alcohol use, binge drinking, and cigarette and marijuana use.

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-10/22/08


Article featured the 2009 Teachers’ Choice Award-Winning Botvin LifeSkills Training Elementary CD-ROM. Teacher teams from across the United States gave the software exceptional marks.

-9/9/08

LifeSkills Training graduates reflect on the program's influence on youth.

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-3/17/08

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The Botvin LifeSkills Training program proves that the old method of using scare tactics to teach children about substance abuse, is no longer needed.

Many of today’s efforts are based on holistic approaches that focus on life skills and decision-making. Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin created LifeSkills Training to focus on the factors behind youth drug abuse: family, peers, and the media.

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-3/1/08

 
Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin recently gave commentary to the New York Times regarding the increase of heroin use among teens. Click here to read the full article.

-1/15/08
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