Elementary School Programs
Washington Drug and Alcohol provides free of charge programs to schools. These programs are done in a classroom setting. To see a detailed description of the program click on the program.
Protecting You Protecting Me –
Protecting You/Protecting Me. (PYPM) has been recognizes as a model program by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and endorsed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is an approved model program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. It has been tested across America and has had solid proof that it has prevented or reduced substance abuse and other high – risk behaviors.
The curriculum provides a series of classroom based lessons for each grade level in grades 1 – 5. Lessons are designed to be infused into a school’s core curriculum. Listed below is an overview of each lesson for each grade level followed by the pre/posttest that is referred to as a survey that is given to the students before and after having the program presented. The data is collected only to evaluate what percentage of increased knowledge the students have after receiving the program. This is done by reviewing the percentages in each grade level not by individual children.
Click on each lesson page below to see details of each lesson.
Too Good For Drugs
Too Good programs is an evidence based program that builds a healthy foundation for students as they develop social emotional skills through engaging songs and activities. Students learn goal-setting, responsible decision making, emotion management, effective communication, and bonding and relationship skills to lay the groundwork for a drug-free and violence-free life.
Too Good for Drugs expands on social emotional skill sets by giving students the opportunity to practice peer-pressure refusal strategies through role-plays and other interactive games. Grades K-3 establish healthy norms for children, whether it be getting enough rest, engaging in exercise, selecting nutritious foods, or being a good friend. Grades 4 and 5 delve further into healthy choices by teaching the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use on the body and brain, emphasizing the benefits of leading a drug-free life.
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Listed below are the single programs that our Prevention Specialist can provide at the elementary level.
Students will then determine how to distinguish between poisonous and healthy items to put into their bodies and will learn the importance of staying away from poisonous items.
Safe Medications/Who to Trust
In this one-time classroom presentation, students learn to identify the adults in their lives who work to keep them safe and that they can trust. Students also learn the importance of only taking medication from an adult that they trust.
Drug Video Programs
These video programs can be used individually or as a recurring program. Each lesson consists of a video followed by a short discussion and/or worksheet review. Video topics include the following ; Alcohol and the brain, Inhalants, Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Alcohol in the family, DUI and Binge Drinking.
This one time presentation reviews strategies students can use to say “no” in high pressure situations. The lesson allows students to role play several situations in which they can use one or more of the refusal skills learned.