Dr. Botvin Keynotes International Congress in Barcelona

November 29, 2016

Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin delivered the keynote address at the 2nd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents on November 17, 2016, in Barcelona. More than 700 participants from 50 countries gathered for the scientific meeting hosted by AITANA, a research group from the Department of Health Psychology at Miguel Hernández University in Elche, Spain.

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Clinical and health psychologists from all over the world learned what makes the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program the top-rated prevention program in the United States.  Dr. Botvin, professor emeritus at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College, is an internationally renowned prevention expert and developer of the highly acclaimed LST substance abuse and violence prevention program.

In his keynote, Dr. Botvin described the LST prevention approach, explained its theory, and summarized over 30 years of rigorous research documenting its effectiveness. He also discussed the unique benefits of LST as a method for preventing multiple problems—such as alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug abuse, as well as opioid misuse, violence, and delinquency—using a single prevention approach.  The centerpiece of the LST strategy is a curriculum designed to be taught by classroom teachers, health educators, prevention specialists, or student peer leaders.

“It was a great honor and privilege to visit Barcelona and participate in a conference committed to improving the health and well-being of the world youth,” said Dr. Botvin. “I also want to commend AITANA for their support of the conference and dedication to life skills education.”


Are your students prepared for the real world once they graduate?

May 27, 2014

Register for today’s webinar to learn more:

Preparing Students for Success after Graduation with Botvin LST Transitions

Webinar: Are you looking for a program that can teach students skills for success as they transition from high school to the workplace or college? Join us to learn how the Botvin LifeSkills Training Transitions program can help your students as they move from older adolescence into young adulthood. This program is a dynamic, skill-building prevention program specifically designed to bolster their thriving in new environments.

Transitions-for-wwwIn this informative presentation, participants will explore critical skill development for older adolescents. Learn about: the essential skills taught in the LST Transitions program, fidelity and implementation options, and how this program can prepare students for the future.

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenter: Craig Zettle has presented at national and international conferences over the last 15 years. He has been active in prevention education with the Botvin LifeSkills Training program for the last 10 years and regularly consults with schools, districts, federal and state agencies, as well as community-based organizations on the implementation and support of the LifeSkills Training program.

Register: Tuesday, May 27th 4pm ET: http://tinyurl.com/q4fvezm


LifeSkills Goes to Taipei, Taiwan

April 25, 2014

LifeSkills Goes to Taipei, Taiwan

One of our rockstar trainers, Pam Werb, shared these awesome pictures from a LifeSkills Training Middle School workshop that she’s leading in Taipei, Taiwan right now. Any of these teaching skills look familiar to you? 🙂


Service Learning Grants Available

April 16, 2014

“The Youth Advisory Board grants funds for student-led service-learning projects in the United States and in the Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario provinces of Canada. These grants address, in a structural way, the issues of environmental responsibility, community safety and natural disaster preparedness, financial education, societal health and wellness issues, and accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap.”

Funder: State Farm Youth Advisory Board 

Eligibility: To receive a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, organizations/institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Primary applicant can be anyone involved with a public K-12, public charter, or higher education institution. Non-profit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to actively interact with students in public K-12 schools. Applicants must also have a demonstrated capacity to effectively manage grant funds.

Amount: $25,000 – $100,000

via LifeSkills Training: Funding Opportunities.


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