The award-winning Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) prevention program is offered by CSB Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention Services for grade K-8 students. If you are interested in being trained to implement this program yourself, please call 703-559-3013.
What is Too Good for Drugs?
- Too Good for Drugs is a school-based prevention program proven to reduce students’ intent to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in middle school.
- The program builds on students' resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers.
- Too Good for Drugs educates students about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle.
What are the primary components of Too Good for Drugs?
Too Good For Drugs is designed to assist students in building on five essential life skills:
- Goal setting
- Decision making
- Bonding with pro-social others
- Identifying and managing emotions and
- Communicating effectively
How will children benefit?
Too Good For Drugs:
- Provides education in social competencies
- Provides education in emotional competencies
- Reduces risk factors
- Builds protective factors at the peer level and
- Positively changes attitude of children towards drug use.
How long is the program and when will it be offered?
- The program consists of 10 weekly sessions. Depending on the grade level, sessions last from 30-45 minutes.
- CSB can offer this program year-round.
What are some of the subjects covered in the curriculum?
- Setting goals and overcoming obstacles
- Analyzing media messages
- Building healthy friendships
- Serving the community
- Healthy ways to handle stress
- Peer resistance skills
- Accepting personal responsibility for choices
- Choosing healthy leisure activities
- Short-term effects and long-term consequences of drug use
More information is available at www.mendezfoundation.org. Too Good For Drugs program materials are available for review.