Botvin LifeSkills Training:
5th- 12th grade (Recommended 5th-8th)
• Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. Rather than merely teaching information about the dangers of drug abuse, Botvin LifeSkills Training promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior.
Too Good for Drugs Program:
K-8th (Recommended 3rd-8th)
• Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a school based prevention program that teaches students how to be socially competent problem solvers. TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, having respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective communication and social interactions. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle. TGFD has a developmentally appropriate curriculum for each grade level through 8th grade.
Too Good for Violence Program:
• Too Good for Violence (TGFV) is a school-based violence and bully prevention, and character education program. It is designed to enhance pro-social behaviors and skills, and also improve protective factors related to conflict and violence. TGFV has developmentally appropriate curriculum for grade 3rd- 8th grade.
High School Too Good for Drugs and Violence:
• Too Good for Drugs and Violence High School grows up right with your students equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate this exciting stage in life. Designed to mitigate risk factors and develop protective factors, the interactive lessons provide practical guidance for understanding dating and relationships, violence and conflict resolution, underage drinking, substance abuse, and building healthy friendships. The program also builds skills for responsible decision-making, effective communication, media literacy, and conflict resolution.
Peer Leaders Training
• Peer leader training is facilitated by Council for Prevention staff in which they provide training to high school students on how to teach specific lessons from Too Good for Drugs and Violence, and LifeSkills to elementary and middle school students. Peer Leader Training is offered free to schools that are contracted to offer the above programs with the idea that the number of sessions each class receives will increase due to Peer Leader Training.
Summer Transition Programs
• Our summer transition program has been designed to target youth that will be making a transition from elementary school to middle or Jr. High School. The program incorporates the Botvin Life Skills Training program with adventure based activities that promote cooperation, problem solving, trust, and leadership. Botvin Life Skills Training program is a comprehensive prevention program that addresses important factors leading to the use of one or more drugs by teaching a combination of health information, general life skills and drug resistance skills.
Olweus Bullying Prevention
• A whole school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying.
• Helps to change the climate of the school. Into more of a positive place to learn.
• Includes methods on how to reach out to parents and the community for support.
Schools administrators, teachers and other staff are responsible for introducing and implementing the program.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention
• A program developed to address youth/teen suicide through
public awareness campaigns, education, and training
• Empowers communities through awareness and education
• Helps to build sustainable suicide prevention programs
• Helps to train adults and youth about suicide and how to get help
• Teaches the life skill of being able to ask for help when overwhelmed
For more information on these programs please visit:
• Too Good Programs:
• Botvin LifeSkills: