This report summarizes outcomes data from the first six months of 3 PCCD funded TND implementations.
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is a classroom-based drug abuse prevention curriculum implemented at the high school level. Students, ages 14 to 19, are educated on the consequences and misperceptions associated with drug use. A set of 12 in-class interactive sessions provide motivation-skills-decision-making material targeting the use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, hard drug use, and violence related behavior. The lessons, approximately 40 to 50 minutes each, are designed to be implemented over a four-week period. The instruction to students provides cognitive motivation enhancement activities (to not use drugs), detailed information about the social and health consequences of drug use, and correction of cognitive misperceptions. The instruction also addresses topics including active listening, effective communication skills, stress management, coping skills, tobacco cessation techniques, and self-control to counteract risk factors for drug abuse relevant to older teens. Research has demonstrated the program’s impact on reductions in cigarette smoking, alcohol use, marijuana use, hard drug use, and victimization at one- and two-year follow-up periods.
Find out by using this new Project TND Readiness Checklist
These tools are adapted from the original tools recommended by Project Towards No Drug Abuse developer, Dr. Steven Sussman. They are useful for measuring the immediate impact of the ProjectTND curriculum. They are the preferred tools for all PCCD funded implementations.
This test should be administered at the beginning of the first TND lesson.
This test should be administered at the end of lesson 12, the last TND lesson.
Use this tool to track student attendance and to maintain the confidentiality of student pre/post data.
Click here for a brief list of tips for helping youth feel comfortable and making administration go smoothly.
Use this tool to record, report, and summarize data from the Project TND Pre/Post Student Surveys and Fidelity Observation Checklists
The Project TND quarterly reporting spreadsheet will summarize data for one year of TND implementation. For providers who have multiple years of data it will be important to add those years together in order to create an "aggregate" data report, ie. a report that reflects the total impact and accomplishments of the program. Here are two resources for accomplishing that task:
Sharing your outcomes data early and often during your implementation can increase stakeholder buy in and increase the likelihood that you can sustain the program. Here are some tools for achieving that goal.
Use this template as soon as you have outcomes data that you would like to share with local stakeholders.
PCCD Grantees will use this tool to fullfill their final outcome reporting requirement. This report is typically due in the 3rd quarter of the 2nd year of funding. PCCD grantees should confirm this with their EPISCenter Prevention Coordinator or PCCD Analyst.
In order to make sure that we get the desired outcome from the Project TND curriculum it is important to teach each lesson as written in the developers manual with the correct style and additional activities. The tool below will help you to stick to the Project TND model by providing a structure for assessing each other and/or completing a self assessment. PCCD sites are required to conduct two peer observations and one self report observation for every implementation of the curriculum.
Complete 3 fidelity observation checklists for every 12 TND lessons taught.
Click here for a list of strategies for enhancing your fidelity observation process.
Project TND Game Tips: This deceptively simple part of the TND curriculum is actually an excellent tool for engaging students, reviewing material and controlling classroom behavior. Click here for tips on how to maximize your use of this game while teaching TND lessons.
National Site: Project TND
Facilitators interested in assessing one year outcomes should consider using the full length tools that are available at the above website.