Evidence-Based Middle School Prevention Training

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)

For School Nurses, Health Educators and Teams: Effectively Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse and Other Drug Use
Evidence-Based Middle School Prevention Training
Four 1-day Training Options (only one day required) 
8:30 (Registration) 9:00 AM-4:30PM 
Prior registration is required. Although not required, teams from schools/districts are encouraged to attend. Level 1 is for 6th or 7th grade; but schools implementing it for the first time can also offer it to 8th graders. Free Life Skills Training Curricula and Student Materials for 6-8th will be provided.
Locations for free trainings:

  • October 17, 2017, Miranda Creamer Building, Boston
  • October 18, 2017, Hampton Inn, Worcester
  • October 19, 2017, Delaney House, Holyoke
  • October 20, 2017, Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield

Teacher and Student Materials are free. Lunch is provided. Accessible by Public Transportation or free parking
Registration: Please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/74q78p/6T for information and to complete the required registration.
6.0 hours per day of training will be awarded: the CEUs can be used for nurses; PDPs for other educators; and 6.5 hours for Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS) Credits
Life Skills Training Program (LST) is an interactive program based on the science of preventing substance use. Over 30 years of research have documented the impact it has had on youth rates of substance use when used with middle school youth. Recent literature has documented decreases in prescription drug misuse rates when it is implemented with fidelity. LST consists of a series of Sessions in the 6th or 7th grade followed by a shorter series of Booster Sessions in the two subsequent grades. Participants will be certified to offer the entire program after this one-day training, and offered curriculum for the 1st, and 2 subsequent Middle School Levels, as funding allows. The LST Program Certification Training consistently receives positive reviews. The training and curriculum supplies are offered at no charge by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. More information will be available at the training, or by contacting Kathleen.Herr-Zaya@state.ma.us.

Led by: 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
In-person Meeting/Webinar: 
In-person Meeting
MassTAPP/Other Event of Interest: 
Other Event of Interest