Protecting You/Protecting Me (Grades 1-5 Curriculum)
PY/PM is taught in a portion of our school districts with Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties. The science-base program was developed by M.A.D.D. (Mother's Against Drunk Driving). Each grade level is taught currently by school facility and there are 8 lessons per grade level. The curriculum is about prevent of substance use/abuse but also on a child's safety.
What are the research strategies of Protecting You/Protecting Me ?
- Supports the development of personal and social assets through activities that promote both current childhood well-being and the successful transition into adolescence.
- Teaches basic life skills (such as coping, assertiveness and problem solving) which predict improved emotional well-being, better school performance and reduced risk behaviors.
- Develops a sense of personal autonomy, self-efficacy and responsibility for self.
Project Alert (Middle School Curriculum) (6th or 7th grades with boosters in 8th grade)
Project Alert is an interactive program to prevent alcohol and drug use, violence and premature sexual activity among middle school youth. Project Alert is designed to be done in school classrooms settings. There are 11 core lessons with the following year, 3 booster lessons are taught by trained/certified P.A. faculty.
What are the research strategies of Project Alert ?
- Reinforce the belief that risky behaviors are not normal or acceptable by the adolescent's peer group;
- Cultivate the belief that risky behaviors do not fit with the youth's personal ideals and future aspirations.
- Create voluntary, personal, and public commitments to not participate in risky behaviors;
- Strengthen relationships between the young person and positive social institution; and
- Help parents listen to their children, communicate clear no-use expectations about alcohol and other drugs, and support their children in working towards positive life goals.
PRIME FOR LIFE (High School Curriculum)
Prime for Life Curriculum was developed by the Prevention Research Institute. It is a risk deduction program. The first goal of the program is to help each participant in the program reduce risk for any type of alcohol or drug problem. The second goal focuses on self-assessment to help people understand and accept the need to make changes to protect the things most valuable in their lives.
Prime for Life is taught in some of our local schools by certified ASAAP staff. ASAAP also uses this curriculum to teach in our Drug Education Class once per month (3rd Saturday of each month). This class is intended to be taught to teenagers (18 years of age and younger). Parent(s) or guardian are highly suggested to attend with their teenager.
Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA)
Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) is a community-organizing program designed to reduce adolescent (13 to 20 years old) access to alcohol by changing community policies and practices. Initiated in 1991, CMCA has proven that effectively limiting the access to alcohol to people under the legal drinking age not only directly reduces teen drinking, but also communicates a clear message to the community that underage drinking is inappropriate and unacceptable.
Compliance checks, the Dare to Care Campaign, Responsible Beverage Server Training and the Sticker Shock Campaign are all a part of CMCA.
CMCA is a UNIVERSAL intervention.
- Mobilizes communities to make institutional and policy changes.
- Limits youth access to alcohol.
- Improves the health of the community.
For more information about these programs, please contact Michelle Kohmetscher, Project Director.