Evidence-Based Programs for Alcohol Awareness

The State Board of Education has adopted essential knowledge and skills for the health curriculum that address the dangers, causes, consequences, signs, symptoms, and treatment of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning. TEA compiled this list of evidence-based alcohol awareness programs. School districts shall choose one for use in their middle school, junior high school, and high school health curriculum.
 

The following agencies have identified evidenced-based programs for alcohol awareness:

     

     Evidence-Based Programs

    Target Age or Grade

     Agencies That Have Identified Program as Evidence-Based 

     Cost of Program 

     Caring School Community  

     Grades K-6 

     1, 5 

     Teacher’s package (includes quality assurance materials) $225 per grade level or $1,500 for K-six Combined 

     Principal’s package (includes quality assurance materials) $425 each 

     Good Behavior Game 

     6-12 years 

     1, 2 

     Implementation material set (includes teacher manuals for initial and booster trainings, a classroom rules poster, 50 student desk rule cards, 50 student booklets, 50 parent letters, a rubber stamp, and a timer) $600 per teacher 

     Coach material set (includes manuals and training DVD) $200 per coach 

    one to five days, on-site readiness visit $2,000 per day plus travel expenses 

    two-day, on-site initial teacher training $2,000 per day per trainer plus travel expenses (one trainer per 16 trainees) 

    one-day, on-site teacher booster session $2,000 per trainer plus travel expenses (one trainer per 16 trainees) 

    one-day, on-site initial coach training $2,000 per trainer plus travel expenses 

     Three one-day, on-site implementation audits $2,000 per audit, per trainer, per coach plus travel expenses 

     Technical assistance by phone and email $200 per hour 

     Guiding Good Choices  

     

     9-14 years 

     1, 2, 3, 5 

     Core program kit $839 each; discounts are available for ten or more 

     Family guide $13.99 each; discounts available for ten or more 

     Keepin’ it REAL

     12-14 years 

     1, 2 

     Implementation materials for schools and communities participating in D.A.R.E. America-free for first year, $0.98 per unit thereafter 

     Implementation materials purchased through Pennsylvania State University $500 per campus 

     80-hour D.A.R.E. officer training seminar-free 

     Sample youth questionnaire-free 

     LifeSkills Training  

     Grades 3-12 

     1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

     Grade level curriculum set $175-$275 depending on grade level 

     Smoking and biofeedback DVD $20 each (for middle school program only) 

     Stress management techniques audio CD $10 each (for middle school program only) 

     Media Detective  

     Grades 3-5 

     1, 2 

     Curriculum kit (includes teacher manual, poster flipchart, CD of media examples, notebook for third grade, notebook for fourth and fifth grades, and one sample bookmark) $210 each 

     Notebooks (third grade or fourth and fifth grades)
    $24 for ten
     

     Media Ready  

     Grades 6-8 

     1, 2 

     Curriculum kit (includes teacher manual, media examples, Key Questions poster, templates of student handouts, Key Questions bookmark, and Common Implied Messages bookmark) $105 each with CD of media examples, or $120 each with overhead transparencies of media examples 

     Positive Action 

     Grades Pre-K-12 

     1, 2 

     Instructor kits: Pre-K through 12th grade kits, fifth grade Drug Education Supplement Kit, Middle School Drug Education Supplement Kit, Bullying Supplement Kit (elementary or secondary) $250-$460 each 

     Project Alert 

     11-14 years 

     1, 3, 4, 5 

     Curriculum in e-reader format with online videos and files for posters that can be projected-free 

     Online training-free 

     Toll-free phone support, online resources, and ALERT Educator newsletter-free 

     Fidelity instrument and alignment assessment tools-free 

     Project Northland 

     Grades 6-8 

     1, 2, 3, 4 

     Grade six through eight curricula $195 each, $429 for grades six through eight curriculum set, $549 for grades six through eight curriculum set plus program guide 

      STARS for Families  

     Grades K-12 

     1, 2 

     Curriculum $299 ($250 for training participants) 

    one- to two-hour audio training $499 per participant 

     Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 

     

     10-14 Years 

     1, 2, 4, 5 

     Program materials $1,109 per set for six-ten facilitators 

    three-day, on-site or off-site training and technical assistance $6,000 for up to 30 people, including travel expenses 

     Too Good for Drugs  

     Grades K-12 

     1, 2 

     Too Good for Drugs K-eighth grade-specific kit (each includes the teacher’s manual; 50 student workbooks; and age-appropriate teaching materials including posters, puppets, CDs, DVDs, and/or games) $100-$130 each 

     Too Good for Drugs & Violence high school kit (each includes the teacher’s manual; 50 student workbooks; age-appropriate teaching materials including posters, puppets, CDs, DVDs, and activities; and TGFDV staff development program and 12 core infusion lessons) $750 each 

     Too Good for Drugs & Violence After-School Activities Kit (each includes the facilitator’s guide and age-appropriate teaching materials including posters, puppets, CDs, DVDs, and games) $595 each 

     Too Good for Drugs & Violence Staff Development Kit (includes the facilitator’s guide and 50 student workbooks) $250 each