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New Curriculum Resources for 2018 Red Ribbon Week

Posted on 09/13/2018 @ 01:05 PM

Red Ribbon Week is just around the corner and educators, parents, law enforcement and community members across the nation are making final preparations to make this year's celebration of healthy choices the most impactful ever.

If you are looking for outstanding curriculum ideas, we have you covered. National Family Partnership is dedicated to regularly updating our curriculum suggestions to give you the latest prevention tools. Red Ribbon Week is supposed to be fun - but more importantly, it's an opportunity to educate students and families about the importance of a healthy, drug free lifestyle.

Our Newest Curriculum Offering: A Digital Course For High School Students On Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

National Family Partnership is a proud partner of the Prescription Drug Safety Network, a nationwide coalition committed to empowering students with skills to help make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drug use for themselves, their families, and their communities.

The flagship initiative of the Prescription Drug Safety Network is the launch of a new prescription drug abuse prevention course developed by EVERFI, the nation’s leading education technology innovator. The Prescription Drug Safety Network has committed to providing this digital curriculum to high schools across the state, and will be made available at no cost to the schools.

About the course

The digital learning course uses an evidence-based, public health approach to empower high school students with the skills and knowledge they need to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drugs. Through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities, students learn the facts about drugs, how to properly use and dispose of them, and how to step in when faced with a situation involving misuse. The course is aligned with the Centers for Disease Control’s National Health Education Standards and state academic standards.

Get Started

Download this Quick Start Guide to get started with your students today. Feel free to contact Rosemary McGinty (rmcginty@everfi.com) for more information, or to set up a brief training for teachers who are interested in using the resource in their classrooms.

Want more? Visit our curriculum pages for suggestions by grade level.

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