Too Good for Drugs and Violence (Grades 9-10)

 

Too Good for Drugs and Violence (Grade 9)

Too Good For Drugs And Violence (TGD/V) is a comprehensive prevention education program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to remain safe and drug free. TGD/V is designed to improve attitudes regarding aggressive/violent behaviors, peers’ acceptance of violence and alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and the perceptions of the effects of substance misuse. The program promotes bonding, develops essential life skills and establishes positive, violence and drug-free norms through engaging, scripted lessons that focus on goal setting, decision making, managing emotions, communicating effectively, conflict resolution, anger management, and respect for self and others.

Although the program emphasizes underage drinking, the program also includes lessons on substance abuse topics of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and other commonly misused substances. Lessons are geared to increase positive norms among the student population as well as the school and community as a whole.

Audience: High School students, grades 9 and 10

Sessions: 6 sessions of approx. 45 minutes each. An extended version of the program is also available that consists of 10 sessions of 45 minutes each.

If you are interested in more program information or want to schedule this program for your group or community please contact Marigrace Flynn at (201) 740-7098 or mflynn@cafsnj.org.