Effective approaches to school-based alcohol and other drug prevention include teaching students how to resist peer influences, improving life skills, involving families, and providing opportunities to become involved in positive experiences with others in the school and community.

  • Footprints for Life™ - This original nationally recognized as an effective program helps young children in second and third grade build a strong foundation of life skills rooted in key social competencies such as planning and decision-making, interpersonal skills, cultural competence, resisting peer pressure, and peaceful conflict resolution.
  • Forest Friends – This conflict resolution & anger management program incorporates age-appropriate Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) information for kindergarten and first grade students.
  • Keys to InnerVisions (KIV)TM – Students in middle school (sixth through ninth grade) learn how to change their beliefs and negative self-talk in order to change their behaviors. They learn that life does not simply have to happen to them. Rather, they play a key role in developing their own futures.
  • "WE'RE NOT BUYING IT!"2.0 ™ (WNBI 2.0) – This is not your old-fashioned media awareness program focusing on print advertisements for alcohol and tobacco. WNBI 2.0 explores the normative messages youth receive through popular music, film, television, and social media in order to make healthier decisions regarding the use of alcohol, marijuana, and Rx drugs, as well as participating in cyber-bullying.
  • Safe Dates High school students have difficulty recognizing the differences between caring and abusive dating relationships. This program gives young people the tools they need to stop or prevent the initiation of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse on dates or between individuals involved in a dating relationship.
  • Acts of Prevention TM  - Provides an alternative to traditional prevention activities by tapping into the creative arts. Our Acts of Prevention Troupe consists of young people delivering positive life messages through the use of dramatic monologues designed to address the most challenging concerns of today's youth.
  • Lifeskills Training (LST) - LST is a school-based program that aims to prevent alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors.

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Educational Presentations

Wellspring offers customizable presentations on a variety of topics available in one to two hour formats. Presentations are also available for school in-service programs, or for staff and administrators on a variety of topics.

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