Substance Abuse Prevention

Too Good for Drugs Kindergarten Kit

Kindergartners learn what makes a great day as they explore the elements of setting short term goals. Tuggles the Teddy Bear will delight children as he helps them learn how to make healthy choices, identify their feelings, and bond with positive peers. This age-appropriate, interactive curriculum promotes positive youth development and drug-free living.

Item #A4000

$179.95

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

  • Teacher's Manual
  • 30 Student Workbooks
  • Tuggles the Teddy Bear Puppet
  • I am Too Good for Drugs/Stop and Think CD
  • Make a Friend Poster

Curriculum features include:

  • Ten fully scripted 30 minute lessons.
  • Clearly stated, measurable objectives and a list of materials needed to teach the lesson.
  • Teacher prompts and anticipated student responses keep the delivery easy, paced and on time.
  • Assessment materials to measure program effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, and student knowledge.
  • "Home Workout: Exercises for adults and kids," extends skill development and messages into the home for practice and reinforcement.
  • "Looking for More?" with extending learning, recommended reading, and additional activities to reinforce important concepts and skills. Program logic model including the program's research base and theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies for building family and school connectedness to reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students in and out of school.

How does Too Good work?

Too Good offers separate, developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level in grades six through eight. Each grade level builds on the previous by continually developing skills and addressing common issues faced in middle school life, teaching students how to manage situations in a positive and healthy way.

Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Too Good uses skill development to mitigate the risks associated with problem behaviors including:

  • Poor Social Skills
  • Peer Rejection
  • Inappropriate Social Behaviors
  • Favorable Attitudes Toward Drug Use
  • Low Perception of Harm
  • Friends Who Engage In Problem Behaviors

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Providing Opportunities for Pro-Social Involvement
  • Establishing No-Use Norms
  • Promoting Bonding to Pro-Social Peers
  • Increasing Personal and Interpersonal Skills Associated with Positive Behaviors and Student Success

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/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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