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Botvin LifeSkills Training Showcases Wellness Program at National Prevention Conference


WHITE PLAINS, NY Botvin LifeSkills Training delivered an illuminating workshop at the National Prevention Network conference on "Research to Practice: Prevention Science and Evidence-based Practices" held in Anaheim, CA, from September 15-18, 2009.

The workshop, titled "Process Evaluation Results from the Implementation of a Workplace Wellness Program for Young Adults," addressed how substance use negatively affects the workplace. Researchers Christopher Williams, Ph.D., and Brian Cesario, M.A., presented the Botvin LifeSkills Training Wellness Program (LST-WP), which is based on the highly effective, evidence-based LST program. Dr. Williams and Mr. Cesario talked about the process evaluation efforts for the program and discussed fidelity of implementation. 

"The results from the Botvin LST-WP study offer insights into how to integrate, implement, and sustain similar programs," said Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher Williams.  "In the workshop, we discussed several practical implications involved in instituting an evidence-based prevention program in today's workplace."

The National Prevention Network is composed of state representatives for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention programs.  The Network provides a national advocacy and communication system for prevention to ensure the provision of high quality and effective alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention services in each state.

About Botvin LifeSkills Training

Botvin LifeSkills Training is a highly effective evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program with more than 25 years of peer-reviewed research behind it. The program was developed by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Cornell University's Weill Medical College and director of Cornell's Institute for Prevention Research. LifeSkills Training is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and has been cited for excellence by numerous organizations including the National the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (part of the U.S. Department of Justice). Studies testing its effectiveness have found that the Botvin LifeSkills Training program can reduce the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use by as much as 80 percent. Visit for more information.


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