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Program name: Too Good for Drugs
Topics: Life skills, character education, resistance skills, substance-abuse prevention
Type of program or intervention: Lesson-based
Grade level: K-8
Who implements it? Classroom teachers
How long does it take to implement? Depends on how the teacher spaces the lessons over the course of the school year.
Information about purchasing: https://www.mendezfoundation.org/toogood/
What is it? Too Good for Drugs™ fosters life skills, character values, resistance to peer pressure, and non-use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The program includes 10 lessons for each grade level, with each set of lessons building on skills from the previous grade. Lessons incorporate classroom discussion and activities such as role-playing and cooperative learning games. The program also offers parent and community involvement components.
How well does it work? Too Good for Drugs™ had potentially positive effects on students’ behavior. This means that at least one study showed a statistically significant or substantively important positive effect. The program had no discernible effects on students’ knowledge, attitudes or values.
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