Botvin LifeSkills® Training


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.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Personal Self-Management Skills – Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger for better mental health.
  • General Social Skills – Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
  • Drug Resistance Skills – Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Program Structure

  • Grades 6-7-8
  • Level 1 ( 16 class sessions )
  • 45-60 minute class sessions
  • Taught either on an intensive schedule ( two to three times a week ) or on a more extended schedule (once a week)

Contact us for cost and implementation requirements.


My child has my permission to participate in the online Botvin LifeSkills® course with Remedy Exchange, Inc. This is a completely virtual and voluntary course. I understand that for my child to get the most benefit of this course, they should attend all sessions. As the parent, I am agreeing to help facilitate my child's participation in the online LifeSkills program, including making sure they have internet access and a device with a camera to fully participate in the program each week.