Too Good for Drugs and Violence K-12 and Too Good for Drugs and Violence After School Program are research based drug and violence prevention programs developed by the Mendez Foundation.
About the Programs
Too Good for Drugs and Violence K-12 has a separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum developed for each grade level, and includes lesson plans that can be integrated into diverse subjects (math, science, english). Outcomes from research included significant changes in attitudes towards drugs and violence, perceived peer norms, peer disapproval of substance use, emotional competence, social and resistance skiills, goals and decision making, and perceived harmful effects of substances. The program includes Asset Building strategies and results in significant increases in factors that protect students from engaging in risky behaviors.
Too Good for Drugs and Violence After School Program is an extension of the K-12 Program. The program provides a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that reinforce prevention concepts, such as decision making and conflict resolution. The activities are designed for 5-13 year olds.
What ASAP Can Provide for Aroostook County Schools and Other Organizations
Inhalant Abuse Campaign
This campaign ran April -May 2008. The purpose of the campaign was to increase knowledge about the risks associated with abusing inhalants. It included radio, television and print advertising; a poster contest for youth; an information bulletin for teachers; and brochures for parents.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
The Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign was developed by Ohio's Drug-Free Action Alliance in 2000 and has been replicated in 48 states since that time. ASAP implemented this campaign in May-June 2008, with the purpose of:
1. educating parents about the health, legal and safety risks of serving alcohol to teens;
2. educating the public about who to contact to report underage drinking violations; and
3. increasing awareness of and compliance with Maine's Underage Drinking Laws.
There's a New Dealer: The Medicine Cabinet
ASAP and ASAP's Southern Aroostook Youth Advisory Council designed this campaign based on a campaign released in 2008 by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The campaign provides information about
1. how most teens are gaining access to prescriptions;
2. how to protect yourself, your children and your community from prescription drug abuse related crimes
3. where to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs in Aroostook County this Summer.
Guidelines for Disposal of Medications