Can parents help prevent drug-use and risky behavior in their kids?

January 27, 2017

Overwhelmingly YES! A study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies shows that family-based prevention programs can be an effective way to prevent adolescent substance use.

parent-workshop(Deerfield, IL Schools hosting LifeSkills Parent workshops, January 2017)

The LifeSkills Training Parent Program is proven to help families by strengthening family communication. Topics covered in the program include:

  • Family Communication
  • Parental Monitoring
  • Being a Good Role Model
  • Use of Appropriate and Consistent Discipline
  • Effects and Warning Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Taking a Clear Stand on Drugs

The program helps keep children from using drugs and engaging in risky behavior, is ideal for parenting workshops and is available in Spanish too.

Do you want to learn how to host these LifeSkills Parent workshops in your community? Register for this online training workshop on February 6th and become a LifeSkills Training Parent Program Leader.

Prevention works when schools, families, and communities come together!

 


Free webinar, 8/26 at 11am ET

August 25, 2016

There’s still time to register for Friday’s webinar:

Preparing for Success with LifeSkills Training Parent Program

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We’re excited to this free webinars designed to help anyone looking to implement the LifeSkills Training Parent Program.  Our goal is to help you successfully kick off your implementation of LST!  This informative webinar will discuss and present information related to:

  • Implementing with fidelity
  • Resources for teachers and students
  • Raising awareness about your program
  • Q & A

Space is limited.  Click this link to register


LifeSkills Parent Program Leader Training

April 19, 2016

PP set no bg copyRegister below and learn how to implement the LifeSkills Training Parent Program

May 3 and 4, 2016 – 12 noon (ET) Live I and II

Enroll by 4/24 to save $40. Space is limited.

The LifeSkills Training Parent Program is proven to help families by strengthening family communication.* The program helps keep children from using drugs, is ideal for parenting workshops or self-paced, and is available in Spanish.

*A study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies shows that family-based prevention programs can be an effective way to prevent adolescent substance use.

Funding for the DFC Program Fully Restored for FY 2011—Deeper Cuts Staved Off For SAMHSA

April 15, 2011

CADCA reported on funding for the DFC program. When CADCA issued an alert earlier this year that the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program had been slated for a $9.5 million cut, the field responded in force, sending nearly 3,000 faxes to Capitol Hill to ask Congress to restore the funds. These efforts, along with the advocacy efforts of CADCA, paid off. Funding for the DFC program has been fully restored to $95 million for FY 2011.

Nearly 450 applications have been submitted for the current FY 2011 grant cycle. It is our understanding that a funding level of $95 million means that there should be enough funds to support approximately 75 new grants, rather than the 7 that would have been available if the program had been cut by $9.5 million. The fact that funding the DFC funding was restored is a major success for the field.

Click here for full article.


May 3rd is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

April 7, 2011

May 3rd is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day which is a day to join SAMHSA, communities, organizations, agencies, and individuals nationwide in raising awareness that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. This year, the national theme will focus on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma. 

For the complete picture, please visit:  http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.aspx


Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

April 6, 2011

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/press/2011/alcohol_abuse%20prevention_pr_040511.pdf

Alaska (SPF-SIG) Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant

Grant: The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, seeks proposals from eligible applicants to provide Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant services for FY 2012. The Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) is a federally funded grant program whose focus is to prevent substance use, abuse and dependency efforts at the state/tribal, regional and community level. SPF SIG grantees must be part of Community Coalitions and will provide a comprehensive array of promotion, prevention and early intervention strategies, which are data-focused, community-designed and driven using locally identified risk and protective factors; based on concepts and strategies that are proven to be effective in prevention of behavioral health concerns; and with clearly defined and measurable outcomes. For the purposes of this RFP, grantee’s prevention efforts will focus on both Alaska SPF SIG priority areas of 1) Youth alcohol use ages 12-20; and 2) Adult heavy and binge drinking ages 21-44.

Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Amount: The state grants are funded by a $10.7 million federal Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant program awarded in 2009. Some funding will go to building state infrastructure, such as trainers and prevention resources, and evaluation of grantee performance.

Eligibility: Community coalitions statewide

Contact: Cindy Tappe, Grants Administrator, DHSS Grants and Contracts Support Team, PO Box 110650, Juneau, AK 99811-0650, (907) 465-2835, cindy.tappe@alaska.gov

Deadline: 5/17/11


LST Spring Newsletter Now Online

March 23, 2011

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Spring Newsletter can now be found online at  http://lifeskillstraining.com/lst_newsletter.php.

The Spring 2011 issue includes information on funding, prevention, and the keynote speech given by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin at a prevention conference in Milan, Italy, on January 28, 2011 and more!


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