Just A Few Spots Left for Monday’s Online Training

November 30, 2010

Just a few spots left for Monday’s (12/06) high school online training. Register today or email olt@nhpamail.com for more info.

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Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

November 29, 2010

Grant: Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida – Funds innovative, comprehensive, community-based, family-focused and culturally relevant programs that promote healthy child development, educational achievement and successful life outcomes by building on individual, family and community strengths.
Funder: The Ounce of Prevention Fund.
Eligibility: Private nonprofits and community groups in Florida.
Deadline: Dec. 31.
Amount: Not specified.
Contact: http://www.ounce.org/funding.html


Webinar on Classroom Management Strategies

November 23, 2010

Webinar: Effective Classroom Management Strategies for Educators, 2/7/2011 at 11am EST. Use promo code WCMS211 for 20% off the $99 registration fee. http://lifeskillstraining.com/webinar

Click here for registration form.


Botvin LifeSkills Training Launches Free Companion Website

November 18, 2010

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Botvin LifeSkills Training announced today the launch of their Middle School Companion Website. The free Companion Website is for use with the award-winning LifeSkills Training (LST) Middle School program, a ground-breaking substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 25 years of rigorous scientific research.

The LST Middle School Companion Website consists of two user-friendly sites, one for teachers and one for students. Each level of the curriculum has its own set of activities, which include a crossword puzzle, concentration-style game, and self-check quiz for each unit. All activities reinforce vocabulary and concepts presented in the unit. There is also a resources section for teachers to access information related to the curriculum.

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New training dates added to schedule

November 17, 2010

New training dates added to schedule in December 2010:

Monday, December 6th at 9:30am EST – High School

Monday, December 13th at 10:00am EST – Middle School

Click here to view full schedule and Register Today!


Tobacco Use Levels Off as States Slash Prevention Programs

November 17, 2010

JoinTogether.org reports on states slash on prevention programs and tobacco use. Anti-tobacco advocates fear that smoking rates have stopped falling because many states, facing large deficits, have cut funding for tobacco prevention, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 9. 

An anti-smoking coalition led by the Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids and the American Lung Association said that state spending on tobacco prevention dropped 28 percent between fiscal years 2008 and and 2011, to a combined total of $517 million.

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Taking on Cyberbullying

November 16, 2010

PsychologyToday.com reports on Cyberbullying. The effects of Cyberbullying are being felt by teens all across the nation. The Cyberbullying Research Center defines Cyberbullying as willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computer, cell phones and other electronic devices. One way that Cyberbullying stands apart from traditional bullying is that often the perpetrator can anonymously mask their identity, or so they think.

Cyberbullying is an easier way to bully because it doesn’t involve face to face interaction. It’s a lot easier to slam someone online than to their face. A teen can quickly spread a rumor through the use of a cell phone by texting many friends at once and as soon as it’s sent the damage is done. Oftentimes teens do this as a reactionary response to something that has angered them and they don’t think through the consequences of their actions.

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