Too Good For Drugs – Elementary/Middle School

When

03/30/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Speaker

Mendez Foundation

Cost

$50 for non HHSC funded providers

Description

Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program proven to reduce the intention to use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs in middle and high school students. Developed by the Mendez Foundation for use with students in kindergarten  through 12th grade (5 to 18 years old), TGFD has a separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum for each grade level, and is designed to develop:

  • Personal and interpersonal skills relating to alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use
  • Appropriate attitudes toward alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use
  • Knowledge of the negative consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and benefits of a drug-free lifestyle
  • Positive peer norms

The program’s highly interactive teaching methods encourage students to bond with prosocial peers, and engages students through role-play, cooperative learning, games, small group activities and class discussions. Students have many opportunities to participate and receive recognition for involvement. TGFD also impacts students through a family component used in each grade level: “Home Workouts” in kindergarten through 8th grade, and “Home Pages” in high school.

Spaces Available

16 available of 20 total

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