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To address the need for workplace substance use prevention programming, National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) developed the LifeSkills Training Wellness Program (LST-WP) with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Young Adults in the Workplace (YIW) grant program. LST-WP adapts and extends the highly effective, school-based LifeSkills Training (LST) model program (Botvin, 1998; Botvin et al., 1995) and provides comprehensive skills training for adolescent and young adult employees in communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, drug resistance, and related life skills. Overall, the program is designed to be highly flexible to meet employee and manager needs across different worksites and industries. This chapter discusses the content and implementation of LST-WP and describes the target population of the NHPA YIW grant, the instructional techniques of LST-WP, and process evaluation tools for the program.


Williams, Christopher, Jessica Samuolis et al. "LifeSkills Training Wellness Program: An Application for Young Adults in Supermarkets." Young Adults in the Workplace: A Multisite Initiative of Substance Use Prevention Programs. Bray, J. W., Galvin, D. M., and Cluff, L. A., Eds. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press, 2011.(Chapter 7: 117-132).