LifeSkills Training (LST) is a classroom-based universal prevention program designed to prevent adolescent tobacco, alcohol, marijuana use, and violence. LST contains 30 sessions to be taught over three years, and additional violence prevention lessons also are available each year. Three major program components teach students: (1) personal self-management skills, (2) social skills, and (3) information and resistance skills specifically related to drug use. Skills are taught using instruction, demonstration, feedback, reinforcement, and practice.
LST consists of three major components that address critical domains found to promote substance use. Research has shown that students who develop skills in these three domains are far less likely to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors. The three components each focus on a different set of skills:
Using outcomes averaged across more than a dozen studies, LST has been found to:
Long-term, follow-up results observed six years following the intervention show that LST:
University of Colorado Blueprints: Model Program
Crime Solutions: Effective
OJJDP Model Programs: Effective
Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D.
National Health Promotion Associates, Inc.
711 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (800) 293-4969 or (914) 421-2525
Fax: (914) 683-6998
Web site: https://www.lifeskillstraining.com
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