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(Uses the Botvin Life Skills evidence based program)
 

 

Botvin Life Skills Program (BLS)

The Botvin LifeSkills Training program is a highly interactive, skills-based program designed to promote positive health and personal development for middle and high school youth. Based on the highly effective LifeSkills Training curriculum, this program helps adolescents navigate the challenges of the middle and high school years and prepares them for the independence and responsibilities that they will encounter as young adults. The LifeSkills Training program uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills that have been found to reduce and prevent substance use and violence.

 

The LifeSkills Training program is an integrated approach that helps to develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills. The curriculum is designed to strengthen student abilities in the following areas:

  • Personal Self-Management Skills

  • Students develop strategies for making healthy decisions, reducing stress, and managing anger.

  • General Social Skills Students strengthen their communication skills and learn how to build healthy relationships.

  • Drug Resistance Skills

  • Students understand the consequences of substance use, risk-taking, and the influences of the media. 

 

Program Structure

  • Grades 13-17

  • Consists of 10 class sessions

  • Approximately 40-45 minutes each session

 

Botvin Life Skills Transitions Program (BLST)

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Transitions program is a highly interactive, skills-based curriculum designed to promote positive health and personal development. This program helps young adults navigate the transition into the workforce and/or higher education. 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.

 

Program Learning Objectives
The LifeSkills Training Transitions program uses a developmentally appropriate, integrated approach designed to strengthen abilities in the following areas:

  • Goal-Setting for Success

  • Effective planning

  • Effective Communication

  • Preventing and reducing misunderstandings

  • Managing Stress

  • Coping with stressful situations1

  • Decision-Making and

  • Analyzing the decision-making process

  • Managing Time and Money

  • Building Relationships

 

 Program Structure

  • Ages 13-17

  • Consists of 6 sessions

  • Approximately 40-45 minutes each session

  • Taught either as 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)

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Lou Martinez

Life Coach/Mentor

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Leon Carter

Life Coach/Mentor

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Noah Patterson

Life Coach/Mentor

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Tess Anderson

Life Coach/Mentor