The T-Center is committed to educating families and children with the hope that prevention will reduce the need for recovery and ensure that our communities have a bright and healthy future. As we continue to develop our plans for a new 40 bed substance abuse treatment facility in Charleston, the T-Center is actively participating in prevention education efforts in the Kanawha Valley.
“Too Good for Drugs” Prevention Education Pilot Program
In partnership with Kanawha County Schools and Kanawha Communities that Care, the T-Center is supporting a three-grade prevention education pilot program, “Too Good for Drugs” that will reach more than 6,000 1st, 4th and 7th grade students in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
“Too Good for Drugs” is a component of the Mendez Foundation’s evidence based skill building program that promotes positive, pro-social attitudes and behavior, while fostering healthy relationships, resistance to substance abuse and conflict, and resistance to negative peer pressure and influence. The program is offered to students in kindergarten through high school.
“Too Good for Drugs” teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Bonding with pro-social others
- Identifying and managing emotions
- Communicating effectively
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