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March 14, 2017
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Below is a list of funding opportunities that may be applicable for the Botvin LifeSkills Training program.
For more detailed information on each funding opportunity and contact information click here.
 
FUNDING FOR BOTVIN LIFESKILLS TRAINING IN PENNSYLVANIA
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is accepting applications for Delinquency Prevention Programs Funds to support a targeted group of evidence-based programs proven to be effective in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.   The 2017 Funding Announcement includes a list of programs eligible for funding under this announcement including Botvin LifeSkills Training.
Application deadline is 3/14/17
 

 

DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM GRANT
The FY 2017 Drug-Free Communities Support Program funding opportunity by the Office of National Drug Control Policy anticipates award amounts up to $125,000. The DFC Support Program establishes and strengthens collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
Application deadline is 3/15/17
 

 

GOOD SHEPHERD GRANTS FOR NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA 
The Good Shepherd Fund, Inc. offers grants to community agencies for substance abuse prevention and education.  Community agencies in Columbus, Bladen, Robeson, New Hanover and Brunswick counties in North Carolina and Horry County of South Carolina are eligible for grant funds.  Each year mini grants are awarded on a competitive basis to selected non-profit or governmental agencies.
Application deadline is 3/15/17
 

 

GRANT PROJECTS AIMED AT PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN IDAHO
The Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP) is accepting applications for grant projects aimed at preventing substance abuse. Public entities and non-profit organizations are eligible for funding and encouraged to apply for grants totaling about $1.6 million annually to Idaho communities for substance abuse prevention programs.  ODP endorses Prevention education and training that provides specific skills to participants.

Application deadline is 3/24/17

 

 

$3.6 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR BOTVIN LIFESKILLS TRAINING IN ARIZONA
The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family announced the release of a competitive grant solicitation in a Request for Grant Application for the Arizona High School Health and Wellness Program. The goal of the program is to prevent the onset of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse and abuse by utilizing evidence based programs. Research has identified Botvin LifeSkills Training as an approved program under this grant.
Application deadline is 4/4/17
 

 

VIRGINIA ABC OFFERS ALCOHOL PREVENTION GRANT
In an effort to encourage and support the development of alcohol education and prevention programs across the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Education and Prevention Grant awards. Grant awards will be limited to a maximum of $8,000 per recipient. Community coalitions, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations and prevention groups are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline is 4/25/17
 

 

DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION FUND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IN ILLINOIS
The Freeport Community Foundation announces that the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund will award  grants for educational, prevention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs focused on helping youth age 21 or younger in Freeport, Illinois. Grant amounts vary on a project-by-project basis. To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status.
Application deadline is 6/1/17
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Another success story: Italy adapts Botvin LifeSkills Training | Prevention Hub

June 19, 2014

One of the most widely used school-based prevention programmes has proven to be effective in reducing drug use among adolescents in yet another country. After a team of researchers translated the programme known as Botvin LifeSkills Training into Italian, it was launched in around 180 schools in Lombardy, a region of Northern Italy. Within those schools the programme reached approximately 30,000 students and involved 1,800 teachers. The programme was found to reduce teenage smoking rates by 40% while boosting students’ self-esteem and equipping them with the relevant skills to deal with stressful situations. Following the success of the programme in Northern Italy, the Regional Observatory on Drug Addiction of Lombardy would like to see the programme implemented in schools across the country.

Links:

via Another success story: Italy adapts Botvin LifeSkills Training | Prevention Hub.


Teens and Young Adults Exposed to Tobacco Marketing More Likely to Smoke

April 15, 2014

Teens and young adults who are exposed to marketing materials for tobacco products, such as coupons and websites, were far more likely to begin smoking or to be current smokers than those not exposed, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The findings were reported by Health Behavior News Service.

via Tobacco Promotions Still Reaching Youth | Center for Advancing Health.


Attorneys General to Major Retailers: Stop Selling Tobacco Products

March 18, 2014

The attorneys general of 28 states and territories are urging major retailers to follow the lead of CVS Caremark and stop selling tobacco products. They sent letters to Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway and Walmart, which are among the nation’s biggest pharmacy retailers.

via Attorneys General to Major Retailers: Stop Selling Tobacco Products | The Partnership at Drugfree.org.


World No Tobacco Day 2011

May 17, 2011

World No Tobacco Day informs the public about the dangers of tobacco use, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the World Health Organization (WHO) is doing to fight the global tobacco epidemic and what people can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. They passed a resolution in the World Health Assembly calling for 7 April 1988 to be a “a world no-smoking day.” In 1988, they passed another resolution calling for World No Tobacco Day to be celebrated every year on 31 May.

For more details go to : www.who.int/tobacco


FDA Issues Regulations to Prevent Youth Tobacco Sales

March 23, 2010

Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents

FDA is issuing a final rule that contains a broad set of federal requirements designed to significantly curb access to and the appeal of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to children and adolescents in the United States.

Published March 19, 2010, the new rule becomes effective June 22, 2010, and has the force and effect of law. Among other things, the rule:

  • Prohibits the sale of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco to people younger than 18,
  • Prohibits the sale of cigarette packages with less than 20 cigarettes,
  • Prohibits distribution of free samples of cigarettes,
  • Restricts distribution of free samples of smokeless tobacco, and
  • Prohibits tobacco brand name sponsorship of any athletic, musical or other social or cultural events.

Ohio Healthcare Providers Receive Grants to Implement LST

December 3, 2009

The Ohio Department of Health and the Healthy Ohio initiative recently awarded six area health care providers with a cooperative 2010 Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Grant.

We are exceptionally pleased to have been awarded this grant and to have the opportunity to reach the area’s school-aged children with prevention measures, as well as cessation programming for individuals who are currently smoking,” said David Pollick, Health Commissioner, Sandusky County Health Department.

The health departments will focus on youth prevention, while the hospitals are focusing on tobacco cessation programs. The Botvin LifeSkills Training Program will be presented to schools

“The program is free to schools and will address alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and other skills necessary for making healthy decisions,” Tim Hollinger, Health Commissioner for the Huron County General Health District, said.


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