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.

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  


"Students were relaxed and worked well independently, in pairs, and in groups. Most of the time students were asking questions, participating, and completing tasks." - 1st Grade at Charlotte Valley

"I felt it was good for them to hear real life situations and make decisions- good decisions! Was a great opportunity for them to open up, share, and make decisions."- Kindergarten at Downsville

"The kids always looked forward to the Too Good program. They were highly engaged and Ms. Decker does a wonderful job keeping 3rd graders interested."- 3rd Grade at Downsville

"Love the program! I am amazed at how closely it lines up with the common core curriculum."- 1st Grade at Roxbury

"The students are always comfortable participating thanks to the comfortable environment they are in and the awesome rapport Mr. Hamm has with the students. Justin continues to do an amazing job with implementing these lessons. He is respected by the students and we are lucky to have him working with our health education program." -6th Grade at Delaware Academy

"I feel that the students are definitely working more on their positive communication skills. Amanda was an amazing teacher and she is welcome in my classroom at any time. She was definitely a positive influence on the kids."- 2nd Grade at Margaretville