The Cayuga and Onondaga counties of New York will be implementing Botvin LifeSkills Training in five school districts under a Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant awarded to schools across the country. The grant’s goal is to promote healthy emotional and physical surroundings for students as well as prevent violence and substance abuse in said schools and local communities through a variety of different outlets, one involving evidence-based programs (EBPs).
Botvin LifeSkills Training will be one of the EBPs being used under this grant. With the use of EBPs, there was on average a decline in verbal bullying in all five school districts and a 12.5% reduction rate in school violence. Although the EBPs being used were not the only resources being used in the schools, they certainly showed improvements in school enivronments.
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