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Botvin LifeSkills Elementary School Trainings

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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.

Cost: FREE

Lunch and a light breakfast will be included with your registration, and Continuing Education hours 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 Structure

  • Grades 3-6
  • 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)



Botvin LifeSkills Elementary School Trainings

*Please note that registration will close 10-days prior to each training*

January 10, 2019
The Matthew B. Schoonover Educational Center
Prevention Action Alliance
6171 Huntley Rd, Suite G
Columbus, OH 43229
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 11, 2019
The Matthew B. Schoonover Educational Center
Prevention Action Alliance
6171 Huntley Rd, Suite G
Columbus, OH 43229
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 21, 2019
Recovery Resources
3950 Chester Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 22, 2019
Recovery Resources
3950 Chester Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 23, 2019
Paint Valley ADAMH Board
394 Chestnut St
Chillicothe, OH 45601
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 24, 2019
Paint Valley ADAMH Board
394 Chestnut St
Chillicothe, OH 45601
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 29, 2019
Wood County Educational Services Center
1867 North Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 30, 2019
Wood County Educational Services Center
1867 North Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

January 31, 2019
Prevention FIRST!
2100 Sherman Ave, Suite 102
Cincinnati, OH 45212
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

February 1, 2019
Prevention FIRST!
2100 Sherman Ave, Suite 102
Cincinnati, OH 45212
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

February 14, 2019
Personal & Family Counseling Services
1433 5th St. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

February 15, 2019
Personal & Family Counseling Services
1433 5th St. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
**Training time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Registration opens at 8:30 AM**

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