Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

September 30, 2010

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Unite against school violence with these valuable programs and resources.

Click here for list of bullying prevention programs.



September 29, 2010

(Media-Newswire.com) – Despite ongoing efforts by parents, teachers and the federal government to urge adolescents to “just say no” to tobacco, alcohol and drugs, more than $25 billion worth of advertising for these products is working to get them to “say yes.”

Because of these mixed messages, a new American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) policy statement, “Children, Adolescents, Substance Abuse and the Media,” published in the October 2010 print issue of Pediatrics ( published online Sept. 27 ), calls for a ban on tobacco advertising in all media, limitations on alcohol advertising, and no erectile dysfunction drug advertisements.

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Smoking Bans Help Curb Kids’ Severe Asthma Attacks, New Research Shows

September 27, 2010

CADCA.org reports on new research that shows smoking bans help curb kids’ severe asthma attacks.  Smoking bans spare many children with asthma from being hospitalized, a finding that suggests smoke-free laws have even greater health benefits than previously believed, the Associated Press reports.

Other studies have charted the decline in adult heart attack rates after smoking bans were adopted. The new study, conducted in Scotland, looked at asthma-related hospitalizations of kids, which fell 13 percent a year after smoking was barred in 2006 from workplaces and public buildings, including bars and restaurants.

Before the ban, admissions had been rising 5 percent a year in Scotland, which has a notoriously poor health record among European countries.

Earlier United States studies, in Arizona and Kentucky, reached similar conclusions. But this was the largest study of its kind and offered the strongest case that smoking bans can bring immediate health improvements for many people.

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Open to the Public: Joint Meeting of SAMHSA’s National Advisory Councils

September 22, 2010

The meeting will include the National Advisory Councils of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Date: September 28, 2010  |  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Registration Deadline: September 24, 2010
Meeting Chairperson: Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., SAMHSA Administrator

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Sugarloaf/Seneca Conference Rooms
Rockville, MD 20857

Click here to register.

New online training dates added to schedule

September 21, 2010

New online training dates added to October 2010 schedule:

Thursday, October 7th at 3:30 pm EDT

Tuesday, October 12th at 10 am EDT

Friday, October 22nd at 10 am EDT

Monday, October 25th at 2 pm EDT

Click here to view full schedule and Register Today!

Just a Few Spots Left for Tomorrow’s Online Training

September 20, 2010

Spaces available for MS Workshop Online Training on 9/21. Register Today!

Designed to help accommodate busy professionals, LifeSkills Online Provider Trainings can be accessed from your work or personal computer.  For more information email OLT@nhpamail.com or call the National Training Department at 1-800-293-4969

LST Fall Newsletter Now Online!

September 16, 2010

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Fall Newsletter can now be found online at  http://lifeskillstraining.com/lst_newsletter.php.

The Fall 2010 issue includes information on funding, prevention, and the prestigious Presidential Award given to Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin by the Society for Prevention Research and more!

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