School Resource Officer Programs
In 2020 I humbly accepted the position of School Resource officer for Chippewa Local Schools. Since accepting the position, I have learned new techniques to reach our students in an attempt to keep them drug, alcohol, tobacco and anti-vaping free. The two programs that I felt were best to teach our students is Too Good for Drugs and CATCH my Breath anti-vaping program.
Too Good for Drugs puts social and emotional learning to work through fun and interactive lessons, building the self-confidence young people need to make healthy choices and achieve success. Too Good for Drugs promotes positive, pro-social attitudes and behavior, while fostering healthy relationships, resistance to substance abuse and conflict, and resistance to negative peer pressure and influence.
Too Good for Drugs is divided into 3 parts:
Too Good in Elementary School
- Too Good for Drugs teaches the fundamental elements of social and emotional learning through developmentally appropriate activities that set the foundation for a healthy adolescence. Lessons build the skills kids need to set daily goals, identify emotions and feelings, and make healthy choices that contribute to their overall health and well-being.
Too Good in Middle School
- Too Good for Drugs empowers teens to meet the challenges of middle school life and prepares them for high school by addressing more complex emotions and situations. Lessons build on the skills introduced in earlier grades to foster confidence and self-efficacy and resistance to substance abuse through goal setting and achievement, responsible decision making, positive conflict resolution, and healthy relationships.
- Too Good for Drugs builds on the prevention concepts that started in Kindergarten, incorporating real-world challenges teens face in high school and beyond. The program explores practical guidance for understanding dating and relationships, violence and conflict, underage drinking, substance abuse, and healthy friendships. Lessons further enhance skills for responsible decision-making, effective communication, media literacy, and conflict resolution.
CATCH My Breath’s peer-led teaching approach empowers students with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about e-cigarettes and resist social pressures to vape. Informed by tobacco prevention researchers and practitioners, years of real world implementation, and a youth advisory board, it is the only school-based vaping prevention program proven to reduce the likelihood of vaping among youth.
The CATCH My Breath Program (grades 5, 6, 7-8, and 9-12) consists of 4 unique lessons for each grade group, that are approximately 35 minutes each. Each session includes a lesson plan with learner outcomes, a detailed outline of directions, and all materials including corresponding PowerPoint presentations.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.