Implementation Center FAQs

What population is Too Good designed to serve?

Too Good programs are universal, classroom-based programs that target children and adolescents Grades K-12.  Too Good programs can align with the frameworks for Response to Intervention (RTI) or Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) to aid students with varied needs in whole group, small group, or individualized settings.  For more information (insert link to page 12 of teacher manual).

Which risk factors and protective factors do the Too Good programs target?

Too Good targets the following risk and protective factors related to substance use or antisocial behaviors in children and adolescents:

Protective factors targeted for increase

  • Social and emotional competency skills
    • Goal setting (positive future orientation)
    • Decision making and problem solving
    • Emotional self-management
    • Effective communication
    • Healthy bonding with pro-social others
    • Conflict resolution
  • Personal efficacy
  • Exposure to school, community, and cultural norms that do not favor substance use or antisocial behaviors
  • Increased knowledge and perception of harm of the negative effects of substance use
  • Positive school connectedness

Risk factors targeted for decrease

  • Poor social and emotional skills
  • Favorable attitudes toward substance use or antisocial behaviors
  • Norms favorable toward substance use or antisocial behaviors
  • Peer rewards for substance use or antisocial behaviors
  • Early initiation of substance use
  • Physical violence
  • Bullying behavior
  • Target of bullying behavior

What kind of outcomes can be expected from Too Good programs?

In random control trials, the Too Good programs have been shown to reduce substance use and antisocial behaviors. 

Who can deliver Too Good programs?

Too Good programs have been successfully implemented by classroom teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, community youth educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers, and other program providers.  The Too Good fidelity model recommends training for all facilitators delivering Too Good programs. 

How are Too Good programs structured?

Most Too Good programs consist of 10 lessons (30-50 minutes depending on the grade level) designed to be taught in a frequency of one lesson per week.  To achieve the desired outcomes, lessons should not be shortened or lengthened, and the lessons and activities should be delivered in the order presented in the Teacher’s Manual. 

Can adaptations be made to the Too Good programs?

Adaptations should only be made to enhance effectiveness, not for convenience or to suit the implementation style of the facilitator.  It is our strong recommendation that facilitators do not make adaptation decisions in isolation, but rather, adaptations should be made collaboratively with a program trainer or developer.

What kind of training is required to deliver the Too Good programs?

Curriculum training is not required to deliver the Too Good programs, but it is highly recommended for instructors, facilitators, and teachers to have completed a full curriculum training session in order to best deliver the program with fidelity to the model. Participation in a curriculum training is part of the Fidelity Model and necessary for full Fidelity of Implementation.

How much does training cost?
Too good Curriculum trainings are available at Open Enrollment Trainings throughout the year or can be held onsite at your school or agency. Click through to the Training Page for more information on pricing.
How do I purchase Too Good?
Too Good program materials can be purchased through toogoodprograms.org or by calling 800-750-0986.
What materials are necessary to implement Too Good?
Program kits include all of the course materials you will need to deliver the program. Additional school or craft supplies are required for some lessons and activities. The Before You Start page of each lesson outlines the materials necessary for each lesson including other materials like a blackboard, projector, craft paper, etc.
What evaluation tools should I use?

Evaluation data are often required by funding sources to report student outcomes.  Evaluation Instruments are provided in the appendix of the Teacher’s Manuals.

Sites are often expected to monitor program implementation quality and fidelity.  Fidelity observations should be conducted by an observer who has been trained in Too Good programs.  Teacher Implementation Surveys and Classroom Observation instruments are provided in the Teacher’s Manuals at each grade level.

What is technical assistance?

Technical assistance describes the communications, resources, and collaborations that aim to disseminate the Too Good implementation model to diverse sites with the ultimate goal of maintaining program fidelity.

What technical assistance is available?

We know that real-world challenges arise that may hinder program fidelity.  Therefore, ongoing technical assistance is available for all Too Good facilitators to answer implementation questions and overcome challenges.