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Statewide Drug Prevention & Lifeskills Program

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Program (LST) is FREE for Delaware students 8-14 years old. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. Developed by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, a leading prevention expert, LST is backed by over 30 scientific studies and is recognized as a Model or Exemplary program by an array of government agencies including the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Our trained instructors cover topics such as Tobacco, Drug, & Alcohol Prevention, Assertiveness, Anger Management, Self Image, and Communication Skills. Each student is required to take an anonymous Pre-Assessment Survey and Post-Assessment Survey. Students will also receive a celebration gift at the completion of the program.

The following programs are offered to students in after-school and school based settings

Elementary School Program (3rd-6th)
 Eight, 30 minute sessions
Program Topics:

  • 1. Self-Esteem
  • 2. Decision Making
  • 3. Smoking Information
  • 4. Advertising
  • 5. Dealing with Stress
  • 6. Communication Skills
  • 7. Social Skills
  • 8. Assertiveness
Middle School Program (Grades 6th-9th)
 13, 45 minutes -one hour sessions
Program Topics:

  • 1. Self Image
  • 2. Decision Making
  • 3. Smoking
  • 4. Alcohol
  • 5. Marijuana
  • 6. Advertising
  • 7. Violence & the Media
  • 8. Coping with Anxiey
  • 9. Coping with Anger
  • 10. Communication
  • 11. Social Skills
  • 12. Assertiveness
  • 13. Resolving Conflicts

For more information or to have Botvin LifeSkills taught at your site please contact Lindsay Hughes: lgooden@udel.edu or 302-856-2585 ext 523