SCHOOL BASED PREVENTION
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a comprehensive evidence-based substance use prevention curriculum that UPC implements in Ulster County School Districts. The Prevention Educators apply interactive social games and activities to promote healthy decision making. Alternatively, educators will train faculty to implement the program in their own school district. TGFD promotes academic achievement through social-emotional skill development. Students within the Ulster County school districts take part in this 10-week curriculum that teaches adolescents, through positive reinforcement, how to strengthen knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and skills related to effective drug prevention. Through the years, TGFD has reached well over 1,000 students in the county. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of achievement.