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School-Based Prevention Education

One of the best ways to help developing young minds make good decisions is to meet them where they spend much of their time, in school.

Available Trainings

Botvin's LifeSkills Training

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program is a substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 35 years of rigorous scientific research. Proven to be the most effective evidence-based program used in schools today, LifeSkills Training is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote mental health and positive youth development.

In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors. This program is aligned to the National Health Education standards and to CASEL’s social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies.  

Towards No Drug Abuse (TND)

Project TND is an effective drug abuse prevention program that targets high school-age youth. It was developed by Steve Sussman, Ph.D. and staff at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Catch My Breath

CATCH My Breath’s peer-led teaching approach empowers students with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about e-cigarettes and resist social pressures to vape. Informed by tobacco youth prevention researchers and practitioners, years of real world implementation, and a youth advisory board, it is the only school-based vaping prevention program proven to reduce the likelihood of vaping among youth. Watch their video to learn more.

Bring Trainings to Your School

If you think your school would benefit from this any of these programs, contact Lisa Simpson at These are classroom based programs that require no fee.  All programs listed are free and provided by Copper Shores Outreach and Education.