The research-based, Too Good Programs – Too Good For Drugs and Too Good For Violence, offer a comprehensive solution to drug and violence prevention needs for grades K-12. The programs work together using age-appropriate curricula to enhance and expand the skills, knowledge and attitudes that promote safe and drug-free living.
The Mendez Foundation has focused its efforts on prevention education throughout the country since 1978 and is at the forefront of the prevention field. These programs have been designated Model Programs by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which means they demonstrate consistently positive results, are innovative and effective, respond to the needs of the target population and are implemented under scientifically-rigorous conditions.
Herkimer County Prevention Council (HCPC) uses the Too Good For Drugs Program at the Kindergarten, first and second grade levels in several local elementary schools. Too Good For Violence is used at the fourth and fifth grade levels in the same schools.
Too Good For Drugs Promotes skills in
For grades K-8, 10 lessons
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Bonding with pro-social others
- Identifying and managing emotions
- Communicating effectively
Too Good For Violence Uses a CAREing approach to violence prevention
For grades K-5, 7 lessons; for grades 6-8, 9 lessons
- Conflict resolution
- Anger management
- Respect for self and others
- Effective communication
For more Information visit the Too Good Programs website.