Botvin LifeSkills Elementary School Training
Time & Location
About the Event
Prevention Action Alliance is hosting 12 regional Elementary Level 1 LifeSkills Trainings with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Participants of this one-day training will walk away with the materials and knowledge necessary to run the Elementary Level 1 LifeSkills training in their community.
Who should attend this training:
• Classroom teachers
• School counselors
• Prevention specialists
• Health professionals
• Mental health professionals
• Social workers
• Community youth educators
• Law enforcement officers
Please review the dates and locations below prior to making your ticket selection.
Lunch and a light breakfast will be included with your registration, and CEU's will be available upon completion.
Contact Brittany Koza at bkoza@preventionactionalliance with any questions or for more information.
About Botvin LifeSkills
The Botvin LifeSkills Training Elementary School program is a comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally appropriate substance abuse and violence prevention program designed for upper elementary school students. This highly effective curriculum has been proven to help increase self-esteem, develop healthy attitudes, and improve students' knowledge of essential life skills – all of which promote healthy and positive personal development.
Program Learning Objectives
Students develop personal self-management skills that enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving skills, help them reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.
Students gain general social skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationship, and avoiding violence.
Students build effective resistance and defense skills against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Program consisting of 8 class sessions per year across all three years
Level 1 (Grades 3/4) – 8 class sessions *these trainings will cover the Level 1 materials*
Level 2 (Grades 4/5) – 8 class sessions
Level 3 (Grades 5/6) – 8 class sessions
30-45-minute class sessions
Taught either 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 8 weeks)