Keep a Clear Mind (KACM) is a take-home drug education program for youth ages 9 to 11 and their parents. The four lessons are: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and tools to avoid drug use. Children receive incentives for completion of the lessons and parents receive support and resources through a newsletter and a program facilitator. The overall goal is to help children develop specific skills to refuse and avoid use of “gateway” drugs.
Keepin’ it REAL is a multicultural, school-based substance use prevention program for students 12-14 years old. Trained classroom teachers lead students through a 10-lesson narrative and performance-based curriculum, which draws from communication competence theory and a culturally grounded resiliency model to incorporate traditional ethnic values and practices that protect against substance use. The overall goal is to help students assess the risks associated with substance use, enhance decision-making and resistance strategies, improve anti-drug normative beliefs and attitudes, and reduce substance use.
LifeSkills Training (LST) is a school-based prevention program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Teachers lead students through discussion, group activities, and role-playing scenarios that focus on personal and social skills that build resilience and help youth navigate developmental tasks, especially understanding and resisting the influence of drugs. The overall goal is to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and violence among youth.
Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence is a school-based life skills education program for youth ages 10 to 14. Educators, community members, and parents are engaged to help youth develop skills in five areas: (1) essential social/emotional competencies, (2) good citizenship skills, (3) strong positive character, (4) skills and attitudes consistent with a drug-free lifestyle and (5) an ethic of service to others within a caring and consistent environment. Lions Quest SFA includes a series of 80 45-minute sessions. The overall goal is to help young people develop positive commitments to their families, schools, peers, and communities, and to encourage healthy, drug-free lives.
Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling (BMDC) is a therapeutic treatment approach designed for adults with a diagnosis of cannabis dependence. BMDC is implemented by social workers, counselors, or psychologists as a 9-session multicomponent therapy that includes elements of motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and case management. The overall goal is abstinence from marijuana.
All Stars is a school-based prevention program for middle school students. Teachers lead a series of 13 interactive weekly sessions that focus on five topics: (1) developing positive ideals; (2) creating a belief in conventional norms; (3) building strong personal commitments to avoid high-risk behaviors; (4) bonding with school, prosocial institutions, and family; and (5) increasing positive parental attentiveness. The overall goal is to prevent and delay the onset of high-risk behaviors such as drug use, violence, and premature sexual activity.