LifeSkills Training

LifeSkills Training is a program that seeks to influence major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation and early use of alcohol and other substances. LST is presented to all students at Lenihan Intermediate School (grades 5-6) and Miller Middle School (grades 7-8). It is the highest rated, recommended and researched school-based substance abuse prevention program today. It is uniquely designed, proven effective and grounded in over 20 years of research.

The fifth grade program is a stand- alone program consisting of eight sessions delivered over one year.

The middle school curricula is a series of 30 lessons delivered over three years. The sessions use lecture, discussion, coaching and practice to enhance students' self-esteem, feelings of self-efficacy, ability to make decisions and ability to resist peer and media pressure.

LifeSkills Training consists of three major components: Drug Resistance Skills, Self-Management Skills and General Social Skills.

For more information, contact Shannon Chyma at SATUCI or Matt Tullis at the Marshalltown School District.