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Protecting You/Protecting Me

Program Type: Promising Practice -Programs not formally evaluated (or formal evaluation is not yet complete) but identified by experts as programs with results suggesting efficacy and worthy of further study in broader pilot implementation efforts.

The Protecting You/Protecting Me curriculum provides a series of 40 science- and health-based lessons [eight lessons for each grade 1 through 5] that are designed to be incorporated into a school’s core curriculum and meet required educational standards. The scope and sequence of the lessons are designed to deliver content that’s age- and grade-appropriate. And the sessions are different lengths, depending on the ability of children to focus and understand. PY/PM is the only curriculum that teaches children how to protect themselves and make informed decisions about alcohol based on the latest brain research. The curriculum covers specific ways to handle difficult situations such as reducing the risks if riding with a driver who is not alcohol-free. In addition, the lessons cover a variety of life skills including media awareness, stress management, resistance strategies, decision-making and communication. Students learn these skills and information through group activities, structured discussion, role-play, exploring real life topics and issues, and parent involvement

Age Group(s):
Children, Adolescents

Site Type(s):

Health Indicator(s):
Health Education , Substance Abuse

Service Area:

Alcohol/substance abuse prevention, Behavioral health/behavioral change, Drug abuse prevention, Health promotion and wellness, School health, Teaching strategies


Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
115 4th Ave. SE Rm 309
Aberdeen, SD 57401
United States
Phone: [605] 226-7474

Primary Contact Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
P.O. Box C Hwy 75/77
Winnebago, NE 68071
United States
Phone: [402] 878-2440