Evidence-based prevention programs use strategies that have proven through research to be effective. Our prevention specialists offer these three Evidence Based Prevention classroom programs to Berks County Schools.
- Project Towards No Drug Abuse – Based on more than two decades of successful research at the University of Southern California, Project TND focuses on factors that predict tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and problem behaviors. This program targets students ages 14 and up.
- Too Good for Drugs – Too Good is a comprehensive family of substance use and violence prevention curricula for students in grades k-12. It is designed to mitigate factors associated with risky behavior and build protection within the child.
- Botvin Life Skills Training – This research-validated substance abuse prevention program for middle school students has been proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.
- Alcohol Literacy Challenge – This is an evidence-based intervention program proven to reduce underage and binge drinking in a single session. It is the first classroom based alcohol prevention lesson that challenges students’ beliefs about the effects of drinking alcohol.