Too Good for Drugs and Violence
- High school curriculum to develop social skills, positive character traits, and nonviolent and drug-free norms among high school students
- Teachers trained to deliver the program through standardized staff development lessons
- The program has optional elements for family and/or community involvement
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Proven (highest tier)
Proven (highest tier)
Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by the U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse
High school-aged children
$750 per classroom kit; $300-$1,500 per day for teacher training workshops
Launched in 2000
Outcomes and impact
- Increased perceptions of social and peer resistance skills
- Increased assertiveness and self-efficacy
- Positive attitudes toward nonviolence and perceptions of emotional competency skills
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Program is most effective when implemented as part of broader health or fitness courses.
- Before implementation of the course, establish an implementation team with built-in feedback and technical support systems for ease of implementation.
- Too Good Programs offer quality assurance site visits to ensure the quality of implementation and can provide feedback or suggestions for future enhancements.
- Ideal implementation of this program includes participation by: teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, community youth educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers, student peers, and any other youth-focused mentors, guides, and educators.