Too Good for Drugs Grade 8 Kit

Too Good for DrugsGrade 8

Eighth grade students learn what it takes to stay on course toward a well-designed future in the evidence-based Too Good for Drugs program. Social-emotional skills are put to work to build self-confidence and positive expectations for the future as students learn how to set and reach goals, make responsible decisions, identify and manage emotions, practice communication skills, and maintain positive relationships. Students also learn about the effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse on the developing teenage body and brain.

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • Teacher’s Manual
  • 25 Student Workbooks
  • Goal Setting Poster and Goal Setting Scramble Puzzle
  • Decision Making Poster and Accessories
  • Race to the Bottom Poster and Accessories
  • Healthy Brain, Alcohol, and Marijuana Brain Scan Cards
  • Drug Display Cards
  • Stroop Test Poster
  • Grade 8 Music CD
  • Grade 8 Role Play Cards
  • At Your Own Risk Game, 1 Set
  • Party Smart Game, 4 Sets
  • Spend or Save, 4 Sets
  • The Operating System, Round 1 and Round 2, 1 Set
  • The Buddy System, 4 Sets
  • The Blunt Truth, 4 Sets
Product Name Price Qty

Too Good for Drugs Grade 8 Kit

Item No: A4800

$265.95

Curriculum features include:

  • Ten fully scripted fifty minute lessons. 
  • Clearly stated, measurable objectives and a list of materials needed to teach the lesson.
  • Teacher prompts and anticipated student responses keep the delivery easy, paced and on time.
  • Assessment materials to measure program effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, and student knowledge.
  • "Home Workout: Exercises for adults and kids,” extends skill development and messages into the home for practice and reinforcement.
  • "Looking for More?" with extending learning, recommended reading, and additional activities to reinforce important concepts and skills.  Program logic model including the program’s research base and theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies for building family and school connectedness to reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students in and out of school. 

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How does Too Good work?

Too Good offers separate, developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level in grades six through eight. Each grade level builds on the previous by continually developing skills and addressing common issues faced in middle school life, teaching students how to manage situations in a positive and healthy way.


Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Too Good uses skill development to mitigate the risks associated with problem behaviors including:


  • Poor Social Skills
  • Peer Rejection
  • Inappropriate Social Behaviors
  • Favorable Attitudes Toward Drug Use
  • Low Perception of Harm
  • Friends Who Engage In Problem Behaviors

Too Good builds protection within the student by:


  • Providing Opportunities for Pro-Social Involvement
  • Establishing No-Use Norms
  • Promoting Bonding to Pro-Social Peers
  • Increasing Personal and Interpersonal Skills Associated with Positive Behaviors and Student Success

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Too Good for Drugs K-8

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Too Good for Drugs K-8 Research Reports

Organization/AgencyTGFD K-8TGFV K-8TGFD&V High School
NREPP: National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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Promising Practices Network: Programs that Work Screened program
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Screened program
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SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration  Model program Model program Model program
What Works Clearinghouse: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science Positive effects on behavior Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values

Awards

Too Good programs have earned recognition and acclaim for their impact in promoting safer and healthy youth and communities. 

  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association's (FADAA) Best Practices Award
  • The American Medical Association's National Congress on Adolescent Health
  • The President's Child Safety Partnership
  • Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities Shining Star Award
  • Our programs received a high rating in "Drug Strategies"

Other Recognition

Recognition for Too Good for Drugs™ in Drug Strategies "Making the Grade": "Some very strong elements in this very detailed, 10 session per year curriculum. Provides developmentally appropriate information about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Normative education activities creative and compelling, new ideas for games. Includes no-use pledge."

Recognition for Too Good for Violence in Drug Strategies "Safe Schools, Safe Students": "A delightful package of materials (that) complements this highly interactive 4-9 session program. Strongly focused on critical skill areas. Extremely detailed instructions for teachers. Very complete."