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teenage girl with braces smiling with a grey background

Substance Abuse Prevention

Promoting positive youth development
for prevention substance use

teenager with a tired look on his face

Funded by Thriving Mind South Florida and United Way of Broward County

  • Thriving Mind
  • United Way of Broward County

Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Year Program Began: 2005

Program Description:

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program utilizes the evidenced-based model Botvin’s LifeSkills Training (LST) to provide classroom-based services. LifeSkills is a multi-component substance abuse prevention curriculum addressing social, psychological, cognitive, and attitudinal factors associated with the use of various legal and illegal substances.

Our program’s service philosophy is to enhance in children and adolescents the development of basic life skills, personal competence, social and emotional learning, and skills related to resistance to social influences that promote substance use.

Eligibility Criteria and Location of Services:

Children ages 7-15 in various elementary and middle schools throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. LifeSkills parenting classes are also available throughout Miami-Dade County.

Contact Information:

Miami-Dade Prevention – Evelyn Sangiovanni, Program Supervisor
esangiovanni@icfhinc.org or 305-685-0381

Broward Prevention – Elizbeth Culpepper, Program Supervisor, Broward Prevention Program
eculpepper@icfhinc.org or 305-685-0381,
extension 8220

Funded by Thriving Mind South Florida and United Way of Broward County

  • Thriving Mind
  • United Way of Broward County