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Deerfield District 109 Implements LST with Students AND Parents

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

After losing their son Jordan to a heroin overdose in early 2014, Mark and Julie Filler made the courageous choice to bring the family's eight-year battle into the open with the hope of preventing similar tragedies. 

"The parents have to have the same tools, the same communications skills, the same language as the student," said Julie Filler.  "I was that parent and I didn't have those skills. You think you are doing everything right." 

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