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Prevention Programs are used in throughout the schools and community.

Prevention Programming


Innovative Programs

Beginning Alcohol and Addictions Basic Education Studies (BABES) – a preschool through third grade prevention program aimed at drug and alcohol issues, self-image, decision-making and coping skills

Evidence-Based Curriculum

Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) – school-based prevention program designed to reduce the intention to use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs in middle and high school students.

Too Good for Violence (TGFV) – school-based, violence prevention/character-education program that improves student behavior and minimizes aggression. TGFV helps students in grades six through eight learn the skills they need to get along peacefully with others. TGFV builds skills sequentially and, at each grade level, provides developmentally appropriate curricula designed to address the most significant risk and protective factors. The program promotes a CAREing” approach to violence prevention by teaching – Conflict resolution; Anger management; Respect for self and others; Effective communication.

Class Action Curriculum (CAC) – designed by Project Northland. Aims to delay the onset of alcohol use reduce use among youths who have already tried alcohol and limit the number of alcohol-related problems experienced by young drinkers. Students in grades 9-12 work in groups on case studies focusing on underage drinking-related behaviors

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) – utilizes community-organizing strategies designed to reduce adolescent access to alcohol by changing community policies and practices. Used with our coalitions.

Tobacco Prevention Programs:

The following Tobacco Use Prevention Education is also used for Children in Preschool to Grade 12:

  • Why Animals Don’t Smoke
  • On Applebee Pond
  • Too Good For Drugs
  • Tobacco Cessation for Teens
  • Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)
  • Workplace Cessation
Other Prevention Programs:
  • Reality Tour
  • Drug Trends
  • Health Fairs
  • SummerFESTT (Families Enjoying Safe Times Together)
  • Workplace presentations



The Programs

There are three types of programs:

  1. Evidence-based – shown through research and evaluation to be effective in the prevention and/or delay of substance use/abuse
  2. Innovative – program/principal has been identified and recognized publicly, and has received awards, honors or mentions
  3. Generic – activities that do not fit into an evidence-based or innovative program – basic ATOD education and awareness


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