Behavioral Shaping

By Len Lantz, MD WHAT IS BEHAVIORAL SHAPING IN PARENTING? Behavioral shaping, or behavior-shaping, is a strategy for changing a person’s behavior through …

SAPST in Billings

Native SAPST

The first week of May, more than 30 prevention professionals gathered in Billings to attend Native SAPST. Participants came from across Montana, Wyoming …

Self-Care Activities for Kids of All Ages

Local coalitions and partners work tirelessly to reduce substance abuse, bullying, and violence for youth. Part of this means teaching children how to …

Prevention Specialist Happenings

So many great things happening across the state. Here are some photos. Anaconda Young Citizens helping with community clean up days. Madison County’s …

The Ultimate Guide to a Healthier Life

Health is a pretty broad term that encapsulates a range of factors. These include the balance between physical and mental wellness that prevents …

Jefferson County Kindergarten Roundup

Jefferson County Kindergarten Round Up On Friday March 22nd the Whitehall School hosted the annual Kindergarten roundup for both Kindergarten and Pre- Kindergarten …

RTAL position information

Job Description Title: Regional Technical Assistance Leader (RTAL) Reports to: Executive Director Job Overview: To provide expertise on program development tasks associated with …

Using Feedback Effectively In Parenting

By Len lantz, md The Power of Describing the Behavior You Want to See Feedback is less effective when spontaneously interjected into routine …

Perspectives Matter

By Craig Struble, LCSW, LAC   How many times have you used the phrase, “Oh, that was just a misunderstanding.” How many times …

The Importance of Family Connection

By Craig Struble, LCSW, LAC This article is a continuation of our series addressing risk and protective factors. Risk factors increase the likelihood …

Medicine Cabinet: Friend Or Foe?

By Holly Mook, LAC, MSW Intern What’s in your medicine cabinet? Over-the-counter (OTC) medications that are intended to be helpful can be harmful …