In the third Science Behind Drug program in our continuum (see complete continuum), DECISIONS has our Educators lead students in a discussion on more complex topics like polydrug use, the impact of drug use on short/long term goals and a deeper understanding of brain development. Small groups are utilized to help spur discussion and engagement.
Our completely redeveloped Science Behind Drugs programs incorporate a comprehensive, blended learning approach to substance abuse prevention education. Tied to both SEL and Health Standards our program structure includes an interactive e-learning lesson prior to the classroom visit from the RCC educators, whole and small group work infused with games, activities and discussions and post activities to help assessments for teachers. Watch a short video and learn more:
RCC Health educator facilitates a classroom program that includes:
- interactive story-based program to outline realistic situations and the decisions that follow
- exploring the decision tree and the impact of decisions on goals
- understanding how alcohol, vaping, marijuana, opioid pain medication, and poly drug use (combination of drugs) affect the brain and body
- question and answer opportunities with a health educator
Aligns to National Health Standards and Illinois Health and SEL Standards. See Complete Details