Valparaiso To Fight City Drug Problem With Help of LST

Valparaiso, Indiana Mayor Jon Costas has announced new initiatives to help fight the city’s continuing drug problem.

One of the main programs to be used is Botvin LifeSkills Training, which will be first presented to students as young as 8 years old at the Valparaiso Parks Department, Valparaiso Family YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club. It will also be taught to all Valparaiso middle school students.

Rocco Schiralli, Executive Director of Porter-Starke Services, praised the program saying that unlike many other drug prevention and education prgrams, LifeSkills had 30 published studies showing that it works.

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