Project Towards No Drug Abuse
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.
- TND Alignment with PA Learning Standards for 9th and 12th grade Health, Safety, and Physical Education
Have a question about Project Towards No Drug Abuse?
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pennsylvania Project TND Outcomes Reports for Fiscal Year 2014
This report summarizes outcomes data from Fiscal Year 2014 (July 2013-June 2014) of TND implementations funded by PCCD.
- Pennsylvania Project TND Outcomes Reports for Fiscal Year 2013
This report summarizes outcomes data from Fiscal Year 2013 (July 2012-June 2013) from three TND implementations funded by PCCD.
Are You Ready to Implement Project TND?
Find out by using this Readiness Checklist and check out these two resources:
Tools for Measuring the Impact of Project TND
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 Project TND curriculum. They are the preferred tools for all implementations funded by PCCD.
- Pre-Test / Spanish Pre-Test
This test should be administered at the beginning of the first TND lesson.
- Post-Test / Spanish Post-Test
This test should be administered at the end of lesson 12, the last TND lesson.
- Attendance and Student Code Tracking Form
Use this tool to track student attendance and to maintain the confidentiality of student pre/post data.
- Tips for Implementing the Project TND Survey
Click here for a brief list of tips for helping youth feel comfortable and making administration go smoothly.
- Quarterly Reporting Tool
Use this tool to record, report, and summarize data from the Project TND Pre/Post Student Surveys and Fidelity Observation Checklists. Required for PCCD grantees.
Tools for Adding Multiple Years of Data
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:
Tools for Communicating Impact
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.
- Local Impact Reporting Template
Use this template as soon as you have outcomes data that you would like to share with local stakeholders.
- PCCD Final Outcomes Reporting Template
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.
- Step by Step Instructions for Using the Templates
Watch these short step by step videos to learn how to use the outcome report templates.
Tools for Maintaining Model Fidelity
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.
- Fidelity Observation Checklist
Complete 3 fidelity observation checklists for every 12 TND lessons taught. Newly updated to allow observers to record "Change" and "Wow" statements, which are a sign of high levels of engagement.
- More Than Just Check The Box! Seven Ways to Bring Meaning to Your Use of Fidelity Observation Tools
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.
- Project TND Fidelity Verification Review Process (please contact the EPISCenter for more information)
Networking Meeting Notes
- Oct 2013- Lessons Learned in First Year: presentation from PA Safe School Conference - Lee Ann Cook, MSS
- March 2013
National Site: Project TND
Facilitators interested in assessing one year outcomes should consider using the full length tools that are available at Developer's website.