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Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas has announced new initiatives to help fight the city's continuing drug problem. One of the main programs to be used is Botvin LifeSkills Training.

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-12/2/09

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Valpariso, Indiana uses LST to combat drug abuse

-12/2/09

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A community-based prevention program that targeted schools, families, and youth-focused programs reduced consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco and curbed delinquent behavior among middle school students in two dozen U.S. towns, a new study found. 

The effective, Botvin LifeSkills Training Program, was one of the programs given to students.

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-9/9/09

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In response to recent reports showing that Britian has a high rate of binge-drinking and teenage pregnancy, author Sonia Sodha voices her opinion on what needs to be done, and cites Botvin LifeSkills Training as a strategy.

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-9/2/09

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Loudoun County has received a three-year foundation grant to continue its tobacco prevention programs. 

The funds will be used to support one part-time instructor to provide tobacco prevention programming to at-risk elementary, middle and high school-age youths.

They will use the LifeSkills Training program, which focuses on changing children's attitudes and norms about drug abuse.

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-8/31/09

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Grapevine-Colleyville is the latest North Texas school district to drop out of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, and if its exit is any indication, the pioneering anti-drug abuse program for students is not as popular as it once was in the region.

The district elected not to renew its junior-high DARE contract for the 2009-10 school year, district spokeswoman Megan Overman said, opting instead to extend its elementary-level LifeSkills program into the middle schools.

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-8/9/09

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Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council was recently awarded $30,000 by the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County to fund substance abuse prevention and intervention services for youth and families in our community. 

The earlier youth are reached through such programs as CASAC's LifeSkills Training, the less likely they are to engage in drug use and other risky behaviors. United Way funding will help CASAC staff to provide evidence based prevention programs to youth in area schools.

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-7/25/09

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Children in the Port Huron area are participating in the Save Our Neighborhood and Streets (S.O.N.S.) summer camps

The primary goal of the S.O.N.S. summer programs is to provide positive opportunities and experiences for area children. The agency uses Botvin's Life Skills, a research-validated, substance abuse prevention program that is proven to reduce the risks of alcohol use, tobacco use, drug use and violence by targeting social and psychological factors that promote risky behaviors. 

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-6/22/09

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For more than a decade, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has helped communities implement evidence-based initiatives, such as Botvin LifeSkills Training, to encourage healthy youth development.

Now, as a result of a budget bill passed by the Pennsylvania Senate that would slash state funding, these programs could be in danger. The state Senate budget bill, would cut $4.7 million for evidence-based prevention and intervention programs, $3 million for research-based violence prevention programs, and $3.13 million in state support for Weed and Seed.

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-5/15/09

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The Manassas school system has received a three-year grant of approximately $23,500 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to assist in the division's efforts to teach tobacco use prevention and refusal skills. 

The grant, titled Tobacco Use Prevention Programs for Youth, will focus on eighth-grade students over the three-year period. According to Dr. Gail Pope, superintendent of schools, the division has successfully implemented the LifeSkills Training curriculum in grades 3 to 7, which promotes healthy alternatives to at-risk behaviors.

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-4/30/09
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