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Training Overview

Provider Training Workshops Overview
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 Botvin 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.

The Importance of Provider Training
To achieve optimal results, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program must be implemented carefully and completely. Just as important as what is taught is how the program is taught. The teaching techniques of facilitation and feedback, coaching of cognitive and behavioral skills, and behavioral rehearsal ensure that students fully understand and can demonstrate the key skills taught in the curriculum.

Training Objectives
LifeSkills Provider Training workshops are designed to:

  1. Review the background theory, research and rationale behind the LST program
  2. Familiarize participants with the LifeSkills curriculum
  3. Teach participants the skills needed to successfully conduct the LST program
  4. Discuss practical implementation issues
  5. Provide an opportunity to practice teaching selected portions of the LifeSkills curriculum.

Training Formats

Online Training workshops
Offer flexibility and convenience; accessible from your work or personal computer.  Check out our training schedule to register for an online training. For more information, download an informational pdf or contact the LST Training Department at 800-293-4969 or

On-Site Training Workshops
For organizations requiring training for a maximum of 20 people. To obtain a quote or request an on-site training workshop click here.

Open Training Workshops
Throughout the year at various locations. For more information on open training workshops, view our open training schedule or contact the LST Training Department at 914-421-2525 or

The following costs apply to our open training workshops:

One-day Foundation Training Workshop:  $235*

Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop:  $1070* (Training materials included)

*Please note that travel and training material costs are additional.  Contact our training department for more information.

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