Program For Students

Elementary School

Botvin Life Skills Training, grades 3-5 (Evidence-Based Program)

An 8-week program tailored to elementary students in grades 3-5, aimed at skill building to prevent substance use. Topics include Self-Esteem, Decision-Making, Information on Smoking, Dealing with Stress, Advertisements and Media, Communication Skills, Social Skills, and Assertiveness.


SPORT, grades K – 2 (Evidence-Based Program)

A strengths-based program designed to increase health-enhancing behaviors. Topics include: Healthy Nutrition, Exercise, and Sleep.

Middle School

 Botvin Life Skills Training, grades 6-8 (Evidence-Based Program)

A 15-week program tailored to Middle School students, aimed at skill-building to prevent substance use. Topics include Self-Image, “The Three C’s”, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Media Influence, Resistance Skills, and more.


Girls Circle (ages 9 – 18)

A structured support group for girls and young women from ages 9-18 which integrates skills training and resiliency practices, and is designed to increase positive connection, strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

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Boys Council (9 – 18)

A strength-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to foster self esteem, create and maintain authentic connection with peers, and improve their communication, while building their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives – individually and collectively!

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High School

 Botvin Life Skills Training, grades 9-10 (Evidence-Based Program

A 10-week program tailored to High School students, aimed at skill-building to prevent substance use. Topics include the Value of Good Health, Decision-Making for Health, Risk Taking and Substance Abuse, Managing Stress and Other Emotions, Family Communications, and Healthy Relationships.

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Learning

PROTECTIVE FACTORS

Community

  • Community life 
  • Supportive relationships outside the home (coaches, teachers, etc.) 
  • Pro-Social peer group (teams, clubs, etc.) 
  • Child’s involvement in religious youth activities 
  • Child’s involvement in pro-social activities 
  • Child is close to an adult outside the family 
  • A reasonably safe, stable environment

Family

  • Strong and affectionate relationships with both parents 
  • Strong and affectionate relationships with family members 
  • Strong and affectionate relationships with other significant adults 
  • Recognition and praise 
  • Parental interest 
  • Involvement in education 
  • Stability and security in family life 
  • Parental supervision 
  • Child’s attachment to parent 
  • Parent’s attachment to child 
  • Parent’s involvement in child’s activities

School

  • Active involvement in school 
  • Access to high quality early education 
  • Commitment to school 
  • Attachment to teachers 
  • Aspirations to go to college 
  • Parent’s expectation for child to go to college 
  • Parent’s values about school

Peer Group and Individual

  • Resilient temperament 
  • Autonomy 
  • Comprising a sense of identity 
  • Achievement 
  • Self-awareness 
  • Independence 
  • Self-Motivation 
  • Peers have conventional values 
  • Parent’s positive evaluation of peers 
  • Child’s self esteem 
  • Child is close to an adult outside the family 
  • Good impulse control 
  • Strong sense of self-worth 
  • Sense of personal control

RCADD Fact Cards

Teen Brain Development

Parents

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