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 two-day course led by Alayne MacArthur, National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) Lead Trainer, participants learned how to deliver and conduct Lifeskills Provider Training Workshops for their respective organizations.
Customizable training services are available through National Health Promotion Associates, Inc. (NHPA), a health consulting, research, and development firm founded by Dr. Botvin, the developer of the LifeSkills Training (LST) program.
LifeSkills Provider Training Workshops prepare teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, police officers, community youth educators, and other program providers to effectively implement the state-of-the-art prevention education activities and teaching strategies found in the LST program.
Each workshop plays an important role in enhancing the confidence and skill capacity of participants, resulting in optimal implementation of the LST program. While training is not required, it is highly recommended in order to achieve optimal program results. Training increases the effectiveness of the program and assists providers to develop implementation strategies for the programs comfort and fit in individual sites.