November 15, 2016
|On Friday The Wall Street Journal featured an article and video highlighting the LifeSkills Training program. See below for the full article link and click the image to watch an interview with program developer Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin.
Many U.S. schools are ramping up campaigns to prevent opioid abuse among students as evidence mounts of a growing problem.
Some are inviting pharmacists to schools to convey the dangers of prescription pills. Others are offering emergency counseling via text message. In some regions, schools are teaching a substance-abuse-prevention program developed at Cornell University to students as young as fourth grade… Click to read full article
July 8, 2014
The LifeSkills Training program is uniquely designed to be flexible and interactive. The program can be taught either on an intensive schedule (2-3 times a week) until the program is complete, or on a more extended schedule (once a week until the program is complete). Both formats have proven to be effective.
While one year of LST has been proven to achieve measurable positive effects, multi-year implementation is strongly recommended.
June 17, 2014
The Center on Education Policy and the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools created this user-friendly guide that highlights 15 federal elementary and secondary education programs where the statutory language or the regulations/guidance that accompanies a program appear to permit funds to be used to support universal prevention programs and social and emotional learning initiatives. The guide also provides examples of schools, districts, and state education agencies that have successfully supported their prevention programs with federal education dollars. You can access the guide here: http://www.cep-dc.org/displayDocument.cfm?DocumentID=437