November 14, 2017
Prevention Action Alliance is hosting five (5) regional Middle School trainings and five (5) regional High School trainings. Please review the dates and locations below prior to making your ticket selection. If you would like to attend both Middle and High School trainings, you will need to complete each registration separately.
Who should attend this training:
• Classroom teachers
• School counselors
• Prevention specialists
• Health professionals
• Mental Health Professionals
• Social Workers
• Community youth educators
• Law Enforcement Officers
• Older peer leaders
Lunch and a light breakfast will be included with your registration, and RCH’s will be available upon completion. Click here for dates or to register
Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance misuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, 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 program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.
Rather than merely teaching information about the dangers of drug misuse, 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 misuse
– Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors
July 11, 2017
Provider Training Workshops (online) These workshops prepare teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, police officers, community youth educators, and other program providers to effectively implement the state-of-the-art prevention education activities and teaching strategies found in the LifeSkills Training program.
- 7/11 Transitions program
- 7/12 Elementary program
- 7/18 Middle School program
- 7/26 Parent Program Leader Training
- 8/3 High School program
Click here for full Summer schedule (check back for future dates).
Provider Training Workshops (on-site) Do you have a group that needs to be trained to deliver the LifeSkills Training program? We can send a trainer directly to your site. For a quote, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-293-4969.
Trainer of Trainers (TOT) This two-day advanced training workshop teaches you how to deliver and conduct LifeSkills Training workshops for your organization. Eligibility limited to those who complete Provider Training workshop and implement the LST program for at least one full cycle.
Greater New York City area:
July 13 – 14, 2017 (only one spot left!)
or November 2 – 3, 2017
March 25, 2014
High School teachers in San Diego at a workshop last week learning how to implement the LifeSkills Training program.
November 9, 2009
The Regional Education Services Agency (RESA VIII) recently trained teachers in the Botvin LifeSkills Training program. Educators in attendance hailed from Pendleton, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Mineral, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.
Teacher feedback was very positive. Comments included: “Using magazine advertisements is a creative way to make students aware of marketing techniques used by companies”; “The LifeSkills curriculum provides a lot of skills needed by adolescents to enhance their ability to make wise decisions”; and “Actually letting the students interact in behavioral rehearsals is a good hands-on way to practice.”
Jane Lynch, Executive Director of RESA VIII, stated “This program is implemented in the grades where students are most influenced with peer pressure. The LifeSkills program is the only curriculum currently being implemented across the entire state in the field of prevention.
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