What is Too Good?

Too Good is a comprehensive family of substance use prevention, violence prevention, and nutrition education curricula designed to build protection within the child to mitigate the risk factors associated with risky behavior and promote the protective factors associated with healthy decision making.

Too Good develops a foundation of self-efficacy and interpersonal skills to establish and promote setting reachable goals, making responsible decisions, communicating effectively, identifying and managing emotions, and bonding with pro-social peers in addition to peer pressure refusal, problem solving, conflict resolution, and media literacy.

Too Good builds the basis for a safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment.

Too Good is Evidence-Based

Too Good programs are based on an accepted Theory of Change employing strategies and teaching key behavioral skills demonstrated to promote healthy decision making and positive outcomes. Too Good programs are proven effective in evaluations that apply rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valid program data across evaluators, across multiple measurements and across studies. 

Too Good is Research-Based

The theoretical foundation of Too Good includes elements of the Social Learning Theory (Bandura), Problem Behavior Theory (Jessor), and the Social Development Model (Hawkins et al.). In order for students to adopt healthy behavior, they must not only learn the skills but also adopt positive norms and bond with positive institutions and individuals. Bonding results from having opportunities to participate, skills for participation, and recognition for involvement.

Too Good promotes coordination between the school, family, and community environments to promote these protective factors and mitigate the risk factors associated with substance use and aggressive behavior.

Too Good is Comprehensive

Prevention research is clear in demonstrating the effectiveness of developing the protective factors related to problem behaviors from a young age and continuing to reinforce the skills, knowledge, and attitudes regularly throughout adolescence in order to establish lasting positive health and behavior norms.  

Too Good offers curriculum volumes for developmental stages from kindergarten through high school to address the social skills development and other protective factors appropriate for building a positive, pro-social capacity to resist problem behaviors. This comprehensive approach is ready to support many implementation strategies with the flexibility to fit in almost any learning environment.

Too Good is Interactive

Life is an experience, and learning to maximize life requires an experiential learning space. Too Good applies interactive games and learning activities to immerse the students in the learning so it becomes less theoretical and more practical. We want the students to begin using what they learn immediately so that when the time comes to resist negative behavior or make a responsible decision, they are ready to make the right move with the experience they have.

Interactive learning strategies build student participation and boost self-regulation to ease the burden on the instructor. Too Good fosters friendly competition and fun to motivate students to dive right into the learning.

Too Good is User-Friendly

Too Good programs have been developed by and for teachers for ease of implementation and delivery. Its fully scripted lesson design makes lesson delivery easy with minimal preparation required. The scripted lesson design provides a clear presentation model to facilitate instruction with high fidelity to the program model.

Using role-play, interactive learning games, cooperative learning strategies, and other age-appropriate activities, the lessons are easy to use and fun to teach. Too Good provides background information, topic rationales, clear objectives, pacing guidance, classroom management tools, parent activities, and lesson extenders—everything educators need to make the lessons effective and rewarding.