Botvin Life Skills Training Program

Botvin Life Skills Training Program one of three most effective substance use programs in the U.S.

2018 Life Skills Graduation at Pierceton Elementary

Botvin Life Skills Training Program can easily be implemented in any school classroom, after-school program, or as a way to earn badges for scouting programs.

In 2016, in a report called Addiction in America, the U.S. Surgeon General reviewed 600 prevention programs, named only 42 as evidence-based, and cited Botvin Life Skills Training one of the top three effective programs for ages 10 -18.

This highly effective curriculum has been proven to help increase self-esteem, develop healthy attitudes, and improve their knowledge of essential life skills – all of which promote healthy and positive personal development.

In addition, we are one of the first locations in the country to own and implement the new digital module addressing prescription drug use to add another layer of prevention skills for youth related to the opioid crisis.


Personal Self-Management Skills
Students develop skills that enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving skills, help them reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.

General Social Skills
Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.

Drug Resistance Skills
Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Botvin Life Skills Training compliments D.A.R.E.  In the 2018/2019 school year, we will begin partnering with Warsaw D.A.R.E. Officer Navarro in classrooms.  The curriculum can be implemented by classroom teachers or by bringing in one of our facilitators.  We are serious about expanding Botvin Life Skills and want to make it as easy as possible for schools to include it!

Click here to learn more about the new Prescription Drug Abuse Module Surgeon General Names Botvin Life Skills Training to Prevent Substance Use

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