Too Good for Drugs High School Revised Edition Kit

The evidence-based Too Good for Drugs High School prepares students with the skills they need for academic, social, and life success. Interactive games and activities provide practical guidance on dating and relationships, building healthy friendships, and refusing negative peer influence. Lessons foster analysis and discussion of the effects of ATOD use as well as prescription and OTC drug use and various nicotine delivery devices.

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$395.95


Program Kits Program Materials

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

  • Teacher's Manual with ten 50-minute ready-to-teach lessons
  • 25 Student Workbooks with engaging activities
  • High School Digital Media Disc
  • Trial Run Game Board, Game Cards, and Tiles, 4 sets
  • Level Up! Game Cards, 4 sets
  • I'll Pass Game Cards, 1 set
  • Quality Assurance Cards, 4 sets
  • Roll Call Card Game, 4 sets
  • Fact Check Cards, 4 sets
  • Smoke Screen game Cards, 4 sets
  • Deciding Factor Game Cards, 1 set
  • 10 Alcohol Consequence Balls
  • My Yearbook Picture: A Horror Story - Role Play Script
  • Forensic Files Activity, 1 set
  • Game Pieces with Die, 4 sets

Curriculum features include:

  • Ten 50-minute research based lessons completely scripted and conveniently presented in a three-ring binder, making them easy to use and enjoyable to teach.
  • Interactive lessons beginning with clearly-stated, measurable objectives and a list of materials needed to teach the lesson.
  • A parent component, "Bring it Home Newsletter for Parents and Teens," to extend prevention skills and messages into the home. Home Workout activities for additional practice with parents, siblings, and caregivers at home.
  • A "Looking for More?" section with suggestions for infusion, recommended reading, and additional activities for reinforcing important concepts and skills.
  • Assessment materials to measure program effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, and student knowledge.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Training Component covering Character Education and Normative Education concepts as well as guidance for facilitating discussions about various substance use topics.

How does Too Good work?

Too Good for Drugs High School is  a dynamic experiential course designed to immerse students in the core social skill development they need to navigate the world they will enter after high school. The experiential learning design applies interactive games and activities to let the students try on and apply the skills and strategies that are best learned through first hand application.  

Ten developmentally appropriate lessons address the short and long term health and social consequences of the misuse and abuse of various legal and illegal drugs. Internal, peer, and media influences are factored into discussions and activities exploring the expectations teens have about substance use.

Students also explore these skills to help them face the challenges they can foresee and the obstacles they can’t as they work to reaching their goals.

Substance Use Prevention

Topics include:

  • THC and Marijuana
  • Nicotine and Tobacco
  • Prescription and OTC drugs
  • Stimulants
  • Opioids
  • Alcohol

Develops Core Character Traits

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives High School focuses on and mitigates the risk factors that can be positively affected in the classroom: favorable attitudes toward aggression and other problem behaviors and friends who engage in problem behavior.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Establishing Positive Norms Including Healthy Beliefs and Clear Standards
  • Promoting Bonding to Pro-Social Peers
  • Increasing Personal and Social Skills

Builds core social and emotional learning skills

These social and emotional learning skills enhance success in the classroom and at home. These SEL skills promote self-awareness and social awareness and have been linked with school success and positive development:

  • Goal Setting
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Identifying and managing anger and other emotions
  • Effective Communication

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 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.

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.

Evaluation Studies

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.

Research Reports

2001 Summary

2001 Full Report

Organization/Agency TGFD K-8 TGFV K-8 TGFD&V High School
NREPP: National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Promising program
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Exemplary program
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Exemplary program
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Promising Practices Network: Programs that Work Screened 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 program Model program Model program
What Works Clearinghouse: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science Positive 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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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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