Education is Key to Prevention

Evidence-Based​ Curricula

Lions Quest provides social and emotional learning programs for students K-12, including the following: 

  • Positive Behavior
  • Connection to School
  • Character Education
  • Anti-bullying
  • Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco Awareness
  • Service-learning

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Operation Prevention provides a K-12 no-cost digital curriculum with tools to combat opioid misuse. It includes the following:

  • Virtual Field Trips
  • English and Spanish Curriculum Resources
  • Parent Toolkit
  • National Peer to Peer Video Challenge

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EverFi Prescription Drug Safety For High School is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make health, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Course Highlights include the following:
  •  Evidence-based, universal, public health approach to learning.
  • Interactive, true-to-life scenarios that reinforce key learning objectives.
  • Topics include opioid, stimulants, depressants, proper storage and disposal of drugs, debunking common myths, etc. 

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is the most comprehensive drug prevention curricula in the world taught in thousands of schools throughout America’s 50 states and its territories, as well as in 50+ other countries reaching more than 1.5 million students annually. The curricula feature the following:

  • Materials for students K-12.
  • Self-awareness and management
  • Responsible decision making
  • Relationship and communication skills
  • Interactive multimedia lessons
  • Health and media literacy
The “This is (Not) About Drugs” prevention program is an outcomes-driven, science-based youth opioid misuse prevention program – incorporating the NIDA principles, risk and protective factors – that can be rolled out anywhere in the United States.
  • Specifically addresses the national opioid public health crisis
  • Complements substance-abuse prevention programs such as Botvin LifeSkills and Too Good For Drugs
  • Targets students grades 6 – 12,  with ability to prioritize transitional years
  • Pre- and post-assessment incorporated into the program design
  • Classroom setting is recommended, over convocation
  • Built for 45-minute time block, can expand for longer time periods
  • Undergoing third-party, quasi-experimental study (test and control groups).  Findings available Oct 2018.
  • Presenter training and support for deploying the program within your community or state
  • Companion Parent and Educator Programming

Smart Moves, Smart Choices is a FREE national awareness program designed to inform parents, teens and educators about the risks of teen prescription drug abuse and misuse, and to empower them to address this serious problem. The curricula feature the following:

  • Tools and resources to empower schools and communities to begin a dialogue with elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents and relatives. 
  • School and parent toolkit.
  • Educational materials
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