Health Education Standards Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document: Instructional Resource Packet For Heroin & Opioids

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Too Good For Drugs (K-12)

*The description of this curriculum is taken directly from the website of the Mendez Foundation found at 

"Too Good for Drugs is a universal prevention program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The program introduces and develops social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure.

Too Good for Drugs teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Identifying and managing emotions
  • Communicating effectively

Too Good for Drugs in Elementary School teaches the fundamental elements of social and emotional learning through developmentally appropriate activities that set the foundation for a healthy adolescence. Lessons build the skills kids need to set daily goals, identify emotions and feelings, and make healthy choices that contribute to their overall health and well-being

Too Good for Drugs in Middle School empowers teens to meet the challenges of middle school life, fostering confidence and building resistance to violence and substance abuse. In Middle School, the students set and reach more complex goals and, in the process, develop and practice strong decision-making skills and effective-communication skills.

Too Good for Drugs in High School provides teenagers with real world challenges faced in high school by exploring practical guidance for understanding the negative health effects related to prescription drug misuse, underage drinking, marijuana abuse, opiod abuse, and nicotine use. Students also explore the stages of addiction and the risks associated with experimentation and

Social Emotional skill development promotes social awareness and self-awareness to equip teens to evaluate the social and peer influences they face as well as the internal pressures to take unhealthy risks to fit in with their peers or to escape. interactive activities challenge students to explore healthy alternatives to unhealthy risks as they work to reach their goals."

Too Good For Violence (K-8)

*The description of this curriculum is taken directly from the website of the Mendez Foundation found at

"Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives is an evidence-based Social Emotional Learning program that develops the following social skills linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Effective Communication
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Pro-Social Peer Bonding

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives promotes character development by strengthening eight key character traits:

  • Caring
  • Cooperation
  • Courage
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-discipline

In Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives K-5, students differentiate feelings and actions, understand and practice respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Students learn to manage bullying situations and choose peaceful ways to resolve conflict and manage stress and frustration.

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives 6-8 develops and applies social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others. In middle school, students learn the negative consequences of aggressive behavior."

After School Program: C.R.O.P


Creating Rurual Opportunities Program (C.R.O.P.) is an after school program we are so fortunate to be a part of. The grades are K-8 in 6 schools in our county.

 Too Good for Drugs and Violence After-School Activities is an extension of our Too Good evidence-based prevention education programs for the after school setting.  Through a variety of positive, age-appropriate activities including games, stories, and songs, the program reinforces basic prevention concepts including decision making, goal setting, and conflict resolution among others. The activities are divided by age groups to sustain the children's interest and correspond to their development level.

Schools ADAC currently partners with:

Andes-C.R.O.P.     Charlotte Valley-C.R.O.P./TGFV/TGFD                                             Delaware Academy-TGFD     Downsville-TGFD  Franklin-TGFV/TGFD     Margaretville-C.R.O.P./TGFD     Roxbury-C.R.O.P./TGFV/TGFD                                  South Kortright-C.R.O.P./TGFV/TGFD    Stamford-C.R.O.P./TGFV/TGFD                     Hancock - After School Program/TGFD