How LifeSkills Training in Schools Can Keep Kids Healthy and Drug-free

March 15, 2018

School districts, individual schools, and their partner agencies are challenged now more than ever with a number of social, emotional, and environmental needs that impact the lives of the youth they serve. Time and resources are at a premium which demands an approach that is not only diverse in it reach, but delivers multiple outcomes, meaningful change, and results.

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, opioid misuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting curriculum provides adolescents and young teens in grades 3 – 12 with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

 

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Rather than merely teaching information about the dangers of drug abuse, Botvin LifeSkills Training promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to

  • Teach students the necessary skills to resist social (peer) pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs
  • Help students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable students to effectively cope with anxiety
  • Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse
  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors

Join us to learn how this evidence-based curriculum can be implemented in your school or community. LST has been proven to reduce alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse, and research on LST demonstrated reductions in violence, delinquency, and most recently, prescription and opioid misuse among middle school aged-youth.

Botvin LifeSkills Training:  A Proven Program for Drug-free Youth on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at noon ET

Space is limited! After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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