Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance misuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug misuse, and violence. This LST Certification Training enables participants to implement a series of Sessions with 3rd - 5th grade youth, and/or a different set of Sessions that can be done with the 6th or 7th grade youth. It can be implemented by anyone who completes this one-day Certification Training. The training, curriculum, and student guides are offered at no charge by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This comprehensive and exciting program provides young people with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. Once Certified by this training, instructors can order materials at no charge for the subsequent 2 grades if they wish.
Upon Completion of this training, the participants will (be able to):
- Identify at least 2 developmental issues that may influence youth to consider using alcohol or misusing prescription or other drugs.
- Summarize what is needed to implement Elementary or Middle School Substance Use Prevention LifeSkills Training faithfully, and who to turn to for questions.
- Delineate 1 way to integrate active facilitation or feedback techniques into program implementation to increase youth engagement.
- Describe 1 method they can use to implement the teaching skills of coaching, and behavioral rehearsal.
**Although not required, Teams from schools/districts are encouraged to attend**
Sponsored by: MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and School Health Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc, in coordination with the Department of Education and Secondary Education.
This venue can be reached via Commuter Rail and a 8-9 minute walk or Shuttle Service (Call ahead to 781-329-7900).