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Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) – Middle School Program

Audience: Sixth to ninth graders

kidsFunding is available to provide free training in many areas we serve.

Taught sequentially over three years in middle school or junior high, this LST program builds on skills learned in the previous levels. Level one is for sixth to seventh grade students, followed by booster sessions (levels 2 and 3). Class sessions are 30-45 minutes and taught either on an intensive schedule (two to three times a week) until the program is complete, or on a more extended schedule (once a week). Students develop self-management skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger. They gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence. Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. This program is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) – High School Program

Audience: Ninth or tenth graders

Funding is available to provide free training in many areas we serve.

This NREPP program consists of 10 class sessions that are 40-45 minutes and taught either on an intensive schedule (two to three times a week) until the program is complete, or on a more extended schedule (once a week). Used alone or in combination as maintenance to the Botvin LST Middle School Program or the Botvin LST Transitions Program, students develop strategies for making healthy decisions, reducing stress, and managing anger. They strengthen their communication skills and learn how to build healthy relationships. Students also understand the consequences of substance use, risk-taking, and the influences of the media.

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) Transitions Program

Audience: Ages 16 and over

Funding is available to provide free training in many areas we serve.

The Botvin LST Transitions NREPP program is a highly interactive, skills-based curriculum designed to promote positive health and personal development and help young adults navigate the transition into the workforce and/or higher education. Botvin LST Transitions helps participants achieve competency in the skills that not only are key to success but also have been found to reduce and prevent substance use and violence. It consists of six sessions approximately 40-45 minutes each session. This program is either on an intensive schedule (two to three times a week) until the program is complete, or on a more extended schedule (once a week for 6 weeks). Used alone or in combination with the Botvin LST High School Program, it provides strategies for decision-making, managing stress, and managing time and money. It helps them to strengthen their communication skills and to build and maintain relationships in a variety of settings. It also empowers participants to understand the consequences of substance use and risk-taking.

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Hanley Foundation, Inc.

900 54th Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
561-841-1000