Coalition Corner|An Investment in Evidence-Based Drug and Violence Prevention Program Makes Economic Sense By: Kate Porter

The Cambria County Drug Coalition has been awarded a grant through the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV). This investment allows for the continued implementation of the Botvin LifeSkills Training Program (LST).

LST is an evidence-based substance use and violence prevention program designed to be implemented in Middle/Junior High School classrooms. In addition to helping youth resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, LST effectively helps to reduce violence and other high-risk behaviors. LST incorporates age-appropriate and culturally relevant information, facilitated discussion, and structured activities in 30 class sessions across 3 years. Optional violence prevention lessons are included in the curriculum. The grant will allow CSPV to provide three years of LST student workbooks to participating schools for programming in grades 6, 7, and 8 beginning in fall 2019. The grant will also provide training, and technical assistance for three years of LST implementation.Click her to read more.

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