School leaders receive training from ADAPT

Published 12:27 pm Friday, September 16, 2022

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ADAPT, Inc., recently provided educators in Bogalusa and Washington Parish Schools with training in prevention programs that will be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year.

Participants were trained in Life Skills Training (LST), Kids Don’t Gamble (KDG), Generation Rx, and Catch My Breath (CMB). LST is an evidenced-based program that has been extensively tested and proven effective at reducing alcohol, opioid, and illicit drug use by as much as 80 percent. KDG is an interdisciplinary program designed to discourage underage gambling through improved critical thinking and problem solving, leading to better decision-making skills for students.

The training was conducted by Ginger Champagne, Program Coordinator, and Rusty Fornea, Executive Director. Other staff members who assisted with the training included Stephanie Seals and Maddie Champagne.

Participants included: Annunciation Catholic — Tabitha Ezell, Laurie Pittman and Debbie Donnely; Ben’s Ford Christian — Jana Pounds; Bogalusa Alternative — Parish Sumrall; Bogalusa High — Temicka Johnson, Trenise Graves and Vanessa Smith; Central Elementary — Stina Bickham, Jessica Pritchard and LaDarrus Brister; Northshore Charter — Janet Scott; Enon Elementary — Jessica Easterling, Brittany Galloway and Amanda Hall; Franklinton Elementary — Jenny Morgan and Misty Smith; Franklinton High — Stacy Cooper and Cheryl Seals; Franklinton Jr. High — Bernice Briggs, Debra Byrd, Andy Creel, Keniya Dillon, Daniel Hillburn, April Knight, Leigh Ann Morel, Misty Polk, Tiffany Polkey, Tiffany Smith, Melissa Wilkerson, Cheyenne Wilson and Reggie Wilson; Franklinton Primary: Angela Brown, Brooke Crain, Darlene Fugate, Rhonda Ingram, Peggy Leonard and Erika Samsey; Mt. Hermon — Lee Bond, Brandie Kerbow, Jennifer Strickland and LaHoma Vernon; Pine Jr/Sr High — Brett Cooper, Cody Cooper, Blake Dillon and Trevor Stuart; Thomas Elementary — Lisa Magee and Tasche Magee; Varnado High — Amber Burge, Garnet Fornea and Latasha Payton; and Wesley Ray Elementary — Tasche Harry.