During the past decade, research has identified a number of curricula that through evaluation and scientific studies have documented efficacy in reducing use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, decreasing risk of pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV, as well as decreasing other risk-taking behavior and increasing communication, coping and help-seeking skills.
- Are based on sound scientific principles and strategies;
- Present relative and developmentally appropriate information and skills at each grade level;
- Resonate with the cultural values of students in relation to age, ethnicity, community situation, etc.;
- Address the context in which students are likely to encounter drugs, conflicts or decisions regarding sexual activity;
- Are taught by educators well trained in the curriculum;
- Are based on behavioral or cognitive-behavioral principles, such as modeling, behavioral and cognitive rehearsal, goal setting, coaching and feedback;
- Provide opportunities for practice and rehearsal of skills in realistic situations.
CHL specializes in curriculum training using interactive teaching strategies. To learn more about these curricula or to request training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.