Media Detective is an activity-based, media literacy, alcohol and tobacco use prevention program that engages students from the first moment of class until the final lesson. The lessons consist of interactive activities, hands-on practice, and group work that teach critical thinking skills that build cumulatively upon one another throughout the program. Students discover the media world around them and apply these skills to better understand what messages are being sent to them, particularly pro-drug messages about alcohol and tobacco products. It is intended that students then apply those skills in everyday life to be able to stop and think before accepting media messages.
Project Venture is an experiential youth development program designed for 5th- to 8th-grade. It aims to develop the social and emotional competence that facilitates youths’ resistance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Project Venture’s approach is positive and strengths based. The program is designed to foster the development of positive self-concept, effective social interaction skills, a community service ethic, an internal locus of control, and improved decision making and problem-solving skills.
PFL Prime for Life
PRIME For Life (PFL) is a motivational intervention used in group settings to prevent alcohol and drug problems or provide early intervention. PFL has been used primarily among court-referred offenders. The version offered here is 12 hours in duration. This is an evidence based program listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.