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YOUTH DRUG & ALCOHOL PREVENTION

Too Good For Drugs

Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The lessons introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, developing self-efficacy, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure and influence.

Too Good for Drugs teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Setting Reachable Goals

  • Making Responsible Decisions

  • Bonding with Pro-Social Others

  • Identifying and Managing Emotions

  • Communicating Effectively

Too Good for Violence 

Character Education and Asset Development are at the core of Too Good for Violence  Social Perspectives providing students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need for positive social development and supportive relationships.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Providing opportunities for pro-social involvement

  • Establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards

  • Promoting bonding to pro-social peers

  • Increasing personal and social skills

Mitigates the risk factors associated with problem behaviors by addressing:

  • Poor Social Skills

  • Peer Rejection

  • Inappropriate Social Behaviors

  • Friends Who Engage In Problem Behaviors

Girls Circle

The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.

The Council for Boys and Young Men

The Council is a strengths-based group approach for boys and youth who identify with male development to promote their safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years.