Collaborating with schools to develop healthier, more informed students.
As a complement to a school’s health curriculum, our trained prevention professionals can facilitate presentations in schools to educate on a variety of substance use and emotional health topics. While universally appropriate for middle and high school students, specific topics from the following list can be incorporated to be most relevant to the class and best meet the needs of the students.
- Drug and alcohol use prevention: What are protective vs. risk factors? Developing resistance skills, identifying peer influence, learning coping skills, and developing a healthy self-concept.
- Impact of substances on the regions of the brain: Visual representation of the direct impact on a developing brain.
- Perception of harm: When perception of harm increases, use decreases.
- Factors that influence our decisions: What are the underlying factors in our lives that drive our behaviors and influence our decision making?
- Marijuana: What are the facts vs. myths? What are the long and short-term effects of smoking on the body and mind?
- Tobacco: Dangers of cigarette and cigar smoking as well as chewing tobacco including short and long-term effects on the body. We will also explore the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping.
- Other drugs: Depending on the needs of participants, other drugs will be covered including prescription medication use, ecstasy and other club drugs, heroin, cocaine, LSD, PCP, and other hallucinogens.
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