Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a 5-year classroom-based alcohol use prevention and vehicle safety program for elementary school students in grades 1-5 (ages 6-11) and high school students in grades 11 and 12. PY/PM consists of a series of 40 science- and health-based lessons, with 8 lessons per year for grades 1-5. Lessons focus on brain development, vehicle safety, and life skills. Parent take-home activities are offered for all 40 lessons. High school students can train to deliver the curriculum to elementary school students, and learn specific content about how alcohol use impacts adolescents. The overall goals are to reduce alcohol-related injuries and death among children and youth due to underage alcohol use and riding in vehicles with drivers who are not alcohol free.
Project Venture is an outdoor experiential prevention program designed primarily for 5th- to 8th-grade American Indian youth. The program is designed to foster the development of positive self-concept, effective social interaction skills, a community service ethic, an internal locus of control, and improved decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students participate in classroom-based activities, experiential activities such as camping and hiking, adventure camps and wilderness treks, and community service learning. The overall goal is to develop the social and emotional competence that facilitates youths’ resistance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND) is a school-based prevention program for high school youth. Twelve 40-minute interactive sessions are taught by teachers or health educators, and have been used with both high-risk traditional students across school settings. The curriculum focuses on self-control, communication, and decision-making skills that help teens to resist drug use. Students also learn how to acquire resources to help them resist drug use and develop the motivation to not use. The overall goals are abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, as well as reducing the risk of victimization and the frequency of weapons-carrying among students.
Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is designed to prevent and reduce substance use among students 12 to 18 years of age. The four-part program includes education about substance use and consequences, school-wide activities to change social norms about substance use, a parent education component, and individual and group counseling for students and parents.
Project Northland is a school- and community-based multilevel prevention program for adolescents in grades 6-8. Lesson content involves students, peers, parents, and community members with home-based curriculum for families and peer- and teacher-led curriculum in the classroom. Student-parent homework assignments, in-class discussions, skills training, and role-plays, and community-based projects comprise the program. The overall goals are to delay the age at which adolescents begin driving, reduce alcohol use among those already drinking, and limit the number of alcohol-related problems among young drinkers.
Project ALERT is a school-based, multimedia prevention program for middle school students that focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use. Lesson content focuses on helping students understand the consequences of drug use, recognize the benefits of nonuse, build norms against use, and identify and resist pro-drug pressures. Students engage in small-group activities, http://legacy.nreppadmin.net/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=62 new skills. The overall goals are abstinence from substance use, improved refusal skills, and changed attitudes about alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use.