Substance Abuse Prevention

Too Good for Drugs Grade 5 - 2019 Edition

In Grade 5, Too Good for Drugs builds a social emotional framework for drug-fee living through a fun and interactive journey of setting reachable goals, making responsible decisions, managing emotions, and refusing negative peer pressure and building positive friendships.

Students strap on their spurs as they enter the Old West with Outrage Otis and witness his hard-learned lesson about managing emotions. Then they set sail with Captain Goldsworthy to use their effective communication skills to find buried treasure.

Expanding on previous teachings, diagrams highlight the negative effects of alcohol use on the developing brain and the negative health risks of misusing prescription and over the counter medicines. The lessons further review the negative effects of nicotine and tobacco use and THC and marijuana use on the body as well as their goal-compromising effects.

Curriculum Kit - Item #A3500

$295.95

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • Teacher's Manual
  • 30 Student Workbooks
  • Goal Setting Poster
  • Decision Making Poster
  • Peer-Pressure Refusal Strategy Cards
  • Refuse to Use Cube, 4 Sets
  • Space Walk Card Game, 4 Sets
  • Buddy System Junior Card Game, 4 Sets
  • One Minute to Launch Card Game, 4 Sets
  • Cosmic Cleanup Card Game, 4 Sets
  • Space Race Game, 4 Sets
  • Game Pieces w/ Die, 4 Sets

Curriculum features include:

  • Ten 45-minute fully scripted, research-based lessons conveniently presented in a tabbed three-ring binder, making them easy to use and enjoyable to teach.
  • Comprehensive planner for each lesson with clearly-stated, measurable objectives, topic rationale, and allotted activity times.
  • Parent component, “Home Workout: Exercises for Adults and Kids,” to extend prevention skills and messages into the home.
  • Looking for More? Each lesson includes cross-curricular lesson extenders with suggestions for infusion, recommended reading, and additional activities for reinforcing important concepts and skills.
  • Assessment materials to measure student outcomes and process outcomes including implementation effectiveness and fidelity of implementation as well as student knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
  • Pre-delivery subject matter content review and lesson delivery guides to prepare instructors for more complex lesson topics
  • Too Good for Drugs logic model including the program’s theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies and methods to build family and school connections to reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students.

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive the learning and behavior change in Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Logic Model

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Too Good for Drugs Research Reports

2000 Summary 2000 Full Report 2001 Summary 2001 Full Report 2003 Summary 2003 Full Report

2007 Summary 2007 Full Report   2013 Summary 2013 Full Report

Organization/AgencyTGFD K-8TGFV K-8TGFD&V High School
What Works Clearinghouse: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education SciencePositive effects on behavior
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Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values
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Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values
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CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional LearningNot Yet RatedElementary SELect Program
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Not Yet Rated
NREPP: National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & PracticesReviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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CEBC: California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child WelfareTGFD Grade 6 
Scientific Rating 2 - Supported by Evidence
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Not Yet RatedNot Yet Rated
OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency PreventionPromising program
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Exemplary program
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Exemplary program
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Promising Practices Network: Programs that WorkScreened program
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Screened program
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Screened program
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SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Model programModel programModel program

Awards

Too Good programs have earned recognition and acclaim for their impact in promoting safer and healthy youth and communities. 

  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association's (FADAA) Best Practices Award
  • The American Medical Association's National Congress on Adolescent Health
  • The President's Child Safety Partnership
  • Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities Shining Star Award
  • Our programs received a high rating in "Drug Strategies"

Other Recognition

Recognition for Too Good for Drugs™ in Drug Strategies "Making the Grade": "Some very strong elements in this very detailed, 10 session per year curriculum. Provides developmentally appropriate information about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Normative education activities creative and compelling, new ideas for games. Includes no-use pledge."

Recognition for Too Good for Violence in Drug Strategies "Safe Schools, Safe Students": "A delightful package of materials (that) complements this highly interactive 4-9 session program. Strongly focused on critical skill areas. Extremely detailed instructions for teachers. Very complete."

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