LEAP Curriculum

LEAP Curriculum

The curriculums on this list come from SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). All interventions in the registry have met NREPP’s minimum requirements for review and have been independently assessed and rated for Quality of Research and Readiness for Dissemination. For more information go to http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/.

 


CURRICULUM
GRADE/
AGE

DESCRIPTION
NUMBER OF
SESSIONS
unique YOU

 

3rd-4th Grade

 

The unique YOU program (formerly called I’m Special) is designed to build self-esteem in third- and fourth-grade students, ages 8 to 11. The program’s primary goal is to develop and nurture a child’s uniqueness and self-worth. The program teaches communication and decision-making skills, how to positively express feelings, and the value of healthy choices, including resisting substance use.
View unique YOU Curriculum

 

(8) 50- to 60-minute group sessions

 

Media Detective 3rd-5th Grade Media Detective is a media literacy education program for 3rd- to 5th-grade students. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the onset of underage alcohol and tobacco use by enhancing the critical thinking skills of students so they become adept in deconstructing media messages, particularly those related to alcohol and tobacco products, and by encouraging healthy beliefs and attitudes about abstaining from alcohol and tobacco use.
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(10) 45-minute sessions based on established models of decision making and research on the message interpretation process
I Can Problem Solve 3rd-7th Grade  

I Can Problem Solve is based on the idea that there is a set of these skills that shape how children (as well as adults) behave in interpersonal situations, influencing how they conceptualize their conflicts with others, whether they can think of a variety of solutions to these problems, and whether they can predict the consequences of their own actions. Rather than addressing specific behaviors as right or wrong, ICPS uses games, stories, puppets, illustrations, and role-plays to help children acquire a problem-solving vocabulary, learn to understand their own as well as others’ feelings, think of alternative solutions, and think of potential consequences to an act. In turn, ICPS aims to prevent and reduce early high-risk behaviors, such as impulsivity and social withdrawal, and promote prosocial behaviors, such as concern for others and positive peer relationships.
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Number of sessions based upon youth needs and can be up to 77 sessions
Media Ready 6th-8th Grade  

Media Ready is a media literacy education program for 6th- to 8th-grade students. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the onset of underage alcohol and tobacco use by encouraging healthy beliefs and attitudes about abstaining from alcohol and tobacco use and by enhancing the ability to apply critical thinking skills in interpreting media messages, particularly those related to alcohol and tobacco products.
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(10) 45-minute sessions based on established models of decision making and research on the message interpretation process
All Stars Core 11-13 yrs  

In All Stars Core, students identify positive ideals and future aspirations. They participate in games and discussions that establish positive peer group norms; peer pressure to engage in risky behavior disappears. Students commit to personal standards of behaviors. All Stars Core promotes bonding with family, school and community. It encourages parents and kids to talk about aspirations and commitments.
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(13) 45-minute sessions
Project Alert 13-17 yrs  

Project ALERT is a prevention program for middle or junior high school students, which seeks to prevent experimenting with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
View Project Alert Curriculum

(11) 45-minute sessions
Project TND
(Towards No Drug Use)
8th-12th Grade  

Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND) is a drug use prevention program for high school youth. The current version of the curriculum is designed to help students develop self-control and communication skills, acquire resources that help them resist drug use, improve decision-making strategies, and develop the motivation to not use drugs.
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(12) 40-minute interactive sessions