October 30, 2015
Ok! You asked and we listened… we’ve added a few more workshops for the remainder of 2015. They are filling up fast though so register now. Our 2016 schedule will be posted in December.
November and December LifeSkills Training Schedule
LifeSkills Training (LST) 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.
Train to teach the LifeSkills Training Elementary, Middle, High School or Transitions programs. We offer a LifeSkills Parent Program Leader Training workshop as well.
October 22, 2015
Training of Trainer (TOT) Workshop
This two-day advanced training workshop teaches you how to deliver and conduct LST workshops for your organization. Eligibility limited to those who complete an LST workshop and implement the program for at least one full semester.
Click here to register: Greater NYC Area: November 5 – 6, 2015*
*Space is limited; please register early.
Can’t make it to this workshop but want to become a TOT? Help us decide where in the US we should host our next workshop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
October 21, 2015
Several States across the country have begun drafting legislation to increase the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21, as Pew Charitable Trusts reported last week. Hawaii successfully passed legislation increasing the smoking age this past summer. California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington have also introduced measures to increase the smoking age, although none have passed thus far. Efforts to increase the smoking age are driven by new reports suggesting that increasing the smoking age to 21 would cut smoking by 12 percent, in addition to preventing 223,000 premature deaths. Researchers believe that the increase will prevent more people from starting to smoke, as “90 percent of adults who become daily smokers say they started before the age of 19.” Several smokers’ rights groups and retailers have warned against increasing the smoking age, suggesting that cigarette taxes comprise an important segment of State tax revenue.
Read the full story here: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2015/10/14/should-the-smoking-age-be-21-some-legislators-say-yes