Welcome to Living Skills in The Schools

We bring accredited, age-appropriate and pedagogically proven substance abuse prevention programming to students in K-12 classrooms. Through our programs, we are working towards a world in which resilient, informed and empowered students shape and maintain communities free of substance abuse.

We Have Programs for

Teachers

We offer practical aid, giving you the support you need to educate your students.

Students

There are no easy answers, but we can guide you in the right direction.

Parents

Find ways to reach out to your kids and keep communication open.

Schools

We provide programming and initiatives for K-12 students and their parents.

Counselors

We offer training and materials to fortify your practice and expand your expertise.

Communities

The resilience we build ripples out into the community. Contact us to learn more.

Organizations

We seek mutually beneficial partnerships to collaborate on and grow our programs.

Government

We amplify and extend the impact of government substance abuse and prevention programs.

Welcome to Living Skills In The Schools.

We bring accredited, age-appropriate and pedagogically proven substance abuse prevention programming to students in K-12 classrooms. Through our programs, we are working towards a world in which resilient, informed and empowered students shape and maintain communities free of substance abuse

We Have Programs For

Teachers

We offer practical aid, giving you the support you need to educate your students.

Students

There are no easy answers, but we can guide you in the right direction.

Parents

Find ways to reach out to your kids and keep communication open.

Schools

We provide programming and initiatives for K-12 students and their parents.

Counselors

We offer training and materials to fortify your practice and expand your expertise.

Communities

The resilience we build ripples out into the community. Contact us to learn more.

Organizations

We seek mutually beneficial partnerships to collaborate on and grow our programs.

Government

We amplify and extend the impact of government substance abuse and prevention programs.

From Our Family To Yours

LSIS's mission is to build each child’s resistance to substance abuse
through age-appropriate education, reassurance, understanding, peer support and access to help.

With these podcasts, we want to share how families of all kinds connect with their adolescent children in a way that helps maintain rapport and builds resilience against the risks of substance abuse.

Living Skills In Schools

From Our Family To Yours

LSIS's mission is to build each child’s resistance to substance abuse
through age-appropriate education, reassurance, understanding, peer support and access to help.

With these podcasts, we want to share how families of all kinds connect with their adolescent children in a way that helps maintain rapport and builds resilience against the risks of substance abuse.

An Overview of Our Programs

At Living Skills in Schools, we believe that prevention is the most effective solution to substance abuse. Take a look at this video to discover what makes our programs so successful.

OUR IMPACT

Over the past 25 years, we’ve reached over half a million students. And every year, we expand our outreach and offerings.

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Number of Students Reached in 2023-24
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Number of Students Reached from 1999 to The Present

Our Impact

OUR IMPACT

Over the past 25 years, we’ve reached over half a million students. And every year, we expand our outreach and offerings.

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Number of Students Reached in 2023-24
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Number of Students Reached from 1999 to Today

Introducing Our Second Family Box

We recently released the second Family Box for Substance Abuse Prevention, designed for families with children in 5th through 12th grade. Each Family Box contains materials to promote open and supportive conversation around substance abuse. Learn more by visiting our Family Box Store today.

Introducing Our Second Family Box

We recently released the second Family Box for Substance Abuse Prevention, designed for families with children in 5th through 12th grade. Each Family Box contains materials to promote open and supportive conversation around substance abuse. Learn more by visiting our Family Box Store today.

Early Detection Master Class

In order to expand our support in schools, we are now offering Master Classes especially for School Counselors. Want to learn more? Click the link below and get started today.

Early Detection Master Class

In order to expand our support in schools, we are now offering Master Classes especially for School Counselors. Want to learn more? Click the link below and get started today.

Digital Program Offerings

When schools began to shift to remote learning during COVD-19, we used the opportunity to develop virtual and remote program offerings. Our new Digital Education programming reaches across our different audiences, using the best engagement modalities for each. Both virtual and in-person presentations are available. With these changes, we have continued reaching significant numbers of students. Check out our Digital Education page for more information.

We created a stand-alone video delivery package with a five-part opioid prevention program.

Digital Program Offerings

When schools began to shift to remote learning during COVD-19, we used the opportunity to develop virtual and remote program offerings. Our new Digital Education programming reaches across our different audiences, using the best engagement modalities for each. Both virtual and in-person presentations are available. With these changes, we have continued reaching significant numbers of students. Check out our Digital Education page for more information.

We created a stand-alone video delivery package with a five-part opioid prevention program.

OUR WHY

Every time a young person makes a better choice when they are confronted by drugs or alcohol, it’s a win for everyone: The kid, the parents, the school and the community.

We believe that knowledge, peer support and self-esteem are the best defenses our kids have against the threats of substance abuse and addiction.

We are working towards a world in which resilient, informed and empowered children and teenagers help shape and maintain communities free of substance abuse.

Our Why

OUR WHY

Every time a young person makes a better choice when they are confronted by drugs or alcohol, it’s a win for everyone: The kid, the parents, the school and the community.

We believe that knowledge, peer support and self-esteem are the best defenses our kids have against the threats of substance abuse and addiction.

We are working towards a world in which resilient, informed and empowered children and teenagers help shape and maintain communities free of substance abuse.

What People Are Saying

“This is our second summer listening & learning from LSIS. I am grateful to Barbra for her professionalism & dedication to educating & protecting our students! Katie…your honest & heartfelt message was received & will make a difference in the lives of our kids! Thank you!!!! You both ROCK!!!”

Dean of Students

“I’ve always been an avid supporter of Living Skills in the Schools! Suzanne and her team are professional and courteous, bar none. They go above and beyond to ensure the right fit for your school and audience. I was excited to have the Hidden in Plain Sight presentation at our school.

Our presenter, Chris, exceeded my expectations. He was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Chris provided parents with the tools and resources to be aware of possible substance use and ways to start the conversation with their child. I am so thankful for LSIS and the wonderful work they are doing each day!”

Ms. Ajusma, PBC School

"I have worked with LSIS for many years, the information they provide our youth is so essential. Barbra, Adrienne, & Susanne are so knowledgeable, professional, engaging and relatable to our youth. Thank you for your passion on educating the local youth on such an important topics."

Dionne Newman

"Our presenter was informative and gentle in her presentation of her story. She answered their questions with great thought and respect for their age. Very POWERFUL!"

Lauren Diamond

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and all your staff for one amazing presentation after another.  Each student was fully engaged and all shared something they learned that they didn't know. You have a wonderful organization!

Thank you again!"

Catherine Sweeney RN, BSN

What People Are Saying

“This is our second summer listening & learning from LSIS. I am grateful to Barbra for her professionalism & dedication to educating & protecting our students! Katie…your honest & heartfelt message was received & will make a difference in the lives of our kids! Thank you!!!! You both ROCK!!!”

Dean of Students

“I’ve always been an avid supporter of Living Skills in the Schools! Suzanne and her team are professional and courteous, bar none. They go above and beyond to ensure the right fit for your school and audience. I was excited to have the Hidden in Plain Sight presentation at our school.

Our presenter, Chris, exceeded my expectations. He was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Chris provided parents with the tools and resources to be aware of possible substance use and ways to start the conversation with their child. I am so thankful for LSIS and the wonderful work they are doing each day!”

Ms. Ajusma, PBC School

"I have worked with LSIS for many years, the information they provide our youth is so essential. Barbra, Adrienne, & Susanne are so knowledgeable, professional, engaging and relatable to our youth. Thank you for your passion on educating the local youth on such an important topics."

Dionne Newman

"Our presenter was informative and gentle in her presentation of her story. She answered their questions with great thought and respect for their age. Very POWERFUL!"

Lauren Diamond

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and all your staff for one amazing presentation after another.  Each student was fully engaged and all shared something they learned that they didn't know. You have a wonderful organization!

Thank you again!"

Catherine Sweeney RN, BSN

LSIS thanks AE Industrial Partners for their long-term partnership with Living Skills In the Schools, as part of AE Industrial Partners’ commitment to being socially engaged and supportive corporate citizens of their South Florida community.

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LSIS thanks AE Industrial Partners for their long-term partnership with Living Skills In the Schools, as part of AE Industrial Partners’ commitment to being socially engaged and supportive corporate citizens of their South Florida community.

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LSIS thanks AE Industrial Partners for their long-term partnership with Living Skills In the Schools, as part of AE Industrial Partners’ commitment to being socially engaged and supportive corporate citizens of their South Florida community.

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Living Skills in the Schools is CARF accredited and DCF licensed. All of our programs have been reviewed by the District SEL Programs Advisory Committee.

Additionally, we deeply appreciate our research partnership with FAU and are grateful for their ongoing work to quantify and evaluate our impact.