• LifeSkills Training Substance Abuse Prevention

    Purpose: The purpose of the LifeSkills Training Middle School Grant is support schools and youth serving organizations to implement the evidence-based LifeSkills Training Middle School Program for substance abuse prevention. The program consists of thirty (30), 45-55 minute, sequential lessons (Level 1 = 15 lessons, Level 2 = 10 lessons, Level 3 = 5 lessons), to be presented to middle level aged students over a three year time span. The grant is open to all public schools, school districts, and community organizations who serve middle level aged young people. All are encouraged to apply.

    This program is funded by marijuana/cannabis tax revenues administered by the Department of Social and Health Services - Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DSHS/DBHR).

    The grant will fund substitute and participant costs for the training, as well as student and teacher materials. Award winners will be required to initiate or continue the program with students in the lowest grade (no lower than 6th grade) in the school or organization, in SY 2017-2018, utilizing trained providers. Provider training is scheduled for Fall 2017. Student pre- and post-data assessments, and reporting thereof, will be required.

    OSPI will provide oversight, monitoring, and support to participating schools/districts and community agencies.