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Too Good for Drugs and Violence

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       High School
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Too Good for Drugs and Violence is a curriculum consisting of 14 core lessons and 12 additional lessons that can be integrated into the teaching of other school subjects. The program aims to promote pro-social skills, positive character traits, and violence- and drug-free norms among high school students. It includes a staff development component and optional family and community components.

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Program Reviews

The Too Good for Drugs and Violence program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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