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West Virginia Teachers Receive LST Training

The Regional Education Services Agency (RESA VIII) recently trained teachers in the Botvin LifeSkills Training program. Educators in attendance hailed from Pendleton, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Mineral, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. 

Teacher feedback was very positive. Comments included: "Using magazine advertisements is a creative way to make students aware of marketing techniques used by companies"; "The LifeSkills curriculum provides a lot of skills needed by adolescents to enhance their ability to make wise decisions"; and "Actually letting the students interact in behavioral rehearsals is a good hands-on way to practice."

Jane Lynch, Executive Director of RESA VIII, stated "This program is implemented in the grades where students are most influenced with peer pressure. The LifeSkills program is the only curriculum currently being implemented across the entire state in the field of prevention

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