Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) for the University is a multimedia, school-based prevention program designed to help college students receiving the training to make safe, sound decisions regarding their own high-risk drinking behavior (e.g., underage drinking, drinking to intoxication, drunk driving) and enable them to intervene to prevent this high-risk behavior among their peers and friends. The program has three modules which can be delivered over one 2-hour session: (1) information about alcohol and other drugs, alcohol’s effects, and jurisdiction-specific laws related to alcohol; (2) skills needed to recognize when an intervention is indicated and then implement such an intervention; and (3) a behavioral rehearsal module in which students practice intervention skills they have discussed and observed. The overall goal is to reduce alcohol consumption among college students and the high-risk behavior related to alcohol use.
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade that builds on students’ resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The K-8 curricula each include 10 weekly, 30- to 60-minute lessons, and the high school curriculum includes 14 weekly, 1-hour lessons plus 12 optional, 1-hour “”infusion”” lessons designed to incorporate and reinforce skills taught in the core curriculum. Students learn how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The overall goal is to increase prosocial behaviors while decreasing intentions to use substances and engage in violence.
Team Awareness is a workplace-based prevention training program that addresses behavioral risks associated with substance abuse among employees, their coworkers, and, indirectly, their families. The interactive training focuses on six components: the importance of substance abuse prevention; team ownership of policy, stress and coping styles, tolerance and how it can become a risk factor for groups; the importance of appropriate help-seeking and help-giving behavior; and access to resources for preventive counseling or treatment. The overall goal is to improve group climate, understanding of substance use policies, and help-seeking attitudes and behaviors, while reducing alcohol and drug use attitudes, use, and related problems.
Stay on Track is a school-based substance abuse prevention curriculum conducted over a 3-year period with students in grades 6 through 8. Stay on Track provides youth at each grade level with 12 45- to 50-minute lessons taught by classroom teachers. Motorsports is a motivational theme, with each lesson relating program objectives to professional racing activities and personalities. Special emphasis is given to tobacco, alcohol, club drugs, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, marijuana, and inhalants. The overall goal is to increase knowledge about substance use, increase personal competence skills and self-esteem, and change attitudes and intentions related to substance use.
Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families is a school-based health promotion program that aims to prevent or reduce alcohol use among middle school youth ages 11 to 14 years. STARS for Families has three components. Youth receive individual consultations about alcohol use, parents and guardians receive information at home on how to talk to their children about alcohol, and families complete take-home lessons together designed to enhance communication. The overall goal is abstinence from or delayed initiation of the use of alcohol.
Reality Tour is a volunteer-driven substance abuse prevention program that is presented to parents and their children (ages 10-17) in a community setting over the course of one approximately 3-hour session. Trained community volunteers present testimonies from individuals with a history of addiction, information on drugs, coping, and refusal skills, and an opportunity for families to hear from law enforcement personnel and ask questions. The overall goal is to increase children’s negative attitudes toward alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other illicit drugs, as well as their perceived risk of harm from use of these substances.