Too Good for Drugs Grade 7 Resources

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A Letter From Mrs. Gboney:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

On this page are some resources to support a social and emotional learning program called Too Good for Drugs.  This program is designed to develop the skills students need to make healthy choices and achieve success.  The program was developed by the Mendez Foundation – a leader in K-12 educational programs.  On this page you will find downloadable worksheets and videos with information on each lesson (see lesson topics listed below).  These resources are not meant to replace the Too Good for Drugs program, but to support student’s social-emotional education during this difficult time. 

 

The goal of Too Good for Drugs is to build students' socio-emotional skills and empower them to be strong leaders, make healthy choices, and be more resistant to peer pressure and peer influence.  Teens who learn and use the skills taught in this program are more likely to have a positive attitude, make good decisions, get along with peers, and do better in school.

 

The Too Good for Drugs Grade 7 program is divided into two units.  Unit 1 teaches five core socio-emotional skills.  Unit 2 teaches how to apply those skills in daily life and social challenges to avoid risky behaviors.

 

Unit 1

 

Lesson 1:  Setting Reachable Goals

Students learn how to set and achieve personal goals.  

 

Lesson 2:  Responsible Decision Making

Students learn to plan their actions, evaluate their choices, and problem solve using the steps for responsible decision making

 

Lesson 3:  Identifying and Managing Emotions

Students learn to recognize and manage their emotions using healthy strategies. 

 

Lesson 4:  Effective Communication

Students learn how to use communicate skills to resolve conflict, express emotions, and enhance cooperation.

 

Lesson 5:  Bonding and Relationships

Students learn and apply peer refusal strategies and peer selection skills to promote healthy bonding and connectedness.

 

Unit 2

 

Lesson 6:  Undestanding Addiction

Students learn about addiction and its physiological and psychological effects on the teenage body and brain.

Lesson 7:  Effects of Nicotine Use

Students learn the short-term, long-term, and social consequences of nicotine use.

 

Lesson 8:  Effects of Alcohol Use

Students examine the short and long term effects of alcohol use on the teenage brain and body as well as the social consequences of underage drinking.

 

Lesson 9:  Effects of THC and Marijuana Use

Students examine the misperceptions of marijuana and its use. Students also learn the effects of marijuana on the teenage brain and body as well as its impact on reaching goals.

Lesson 10:  Street, Rx, and OTC Drugs

Students learn the short term effects of the abuse of street, prescription, and OTC drugs and review the effects of drug use on the teenage brain and body. 

Please email me at the email listed below if you have any questions about any of the resources on this page.  You can also visit the Mendez Foundation’s website at toogoodprograms.org. 

 

Sincerely,

Jody Gboney

Prevention Educator, Ulster Prevention Council

jgboney@familyservicesny.org

Downloadable Worksheets

Please note that unfortunately only the Home Workouts are available in Spanish.

At Home Learning Activity Worksheets

These worksheets are designed to support and practice skills in language arts, social studies, vocabulary, and art.  There is a worksheet for each week.  The worksheets do not needed to be printed.  Students are able to complete the prompts on a separate sheet of paper.

Click on the PDF button above to access the worksheets.  Please note that clicking the button will open a new page where you have the option to download the worksheet.

Home Workout Activity Sheets

These worksheets are fun activities for adults and teens to complete together.  There is a worksheet for each of the ten lessons.  Some worksheets can be completed without printing, but some will be difficult to complete without printing.

Spanish

English

Click on the PDF button above to access the worksheets.  Please note that clicking the button will open a new page where you have the option to download the worksheet.

Journaling Prompts

For each lesson topic there are several journaling prompts that students can choose from.  The journaling prompts do not needed to be printed.  Students are able to complete the prompts on a separate sheet of paper.

Click on the PDF button above to access the worksheets.  Please note that clicking the button will open a new page where you have the option to download the worksheet.

Lesson Videos

Please have a pencil and notebook or Too Good for Drugs workbook out to take notes while watching the videos.