RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS

All of the resources listed below have been approved as evidence-based by the Wyoming Department of Health.

MEDIA LITERACY

Curriculums for 3rd - 8th grades that teach how to tell fact from fiction in the media

For Grades 3 - 5: The Media Detective programs are activity-based, media literacy education, alcohol and tobacco use prevention programs that engage children in learning about media and substance use. These programs are the result of collaborations among child clinical and developmental psychologists, media literacy experts, veteran teachers, students, and substance abuse prevention professionals.

Led by the dynamic detective duo, Snoop and Scoop (dog and cat mascots), students are taught to unravel the mysteries associated with media messages and advertisements by attending Media Detective School. Students “enroll” in Media Detective School and learn 5 clues to help them to solve the mystery of advertising.

This program has a cost, if you are interested in the program, please contact Trisha for reimbursement, 307-749-5004.

http://mediadetectiveprograms.com/

Teaches 6th - 8th graders how to know when they are being marketed to. Interactive with special sections on social media and vaping.

This program has a cost, if you are interested in the program, please contact Trisha for reimbursement, 307-749-5004.

http://mediareadyprograms.com/

 

TOBACCO & VAPING

Step-by-Step guidance on how to make a plan to quit vaping for teens:

https://teen.smokefree.gov/vaping-quit-plan

Two (2) American Lung Association recommendations for quit vape groups/alternatives to suspension: 

https://lung.training/courses/not-on-tobacco.html  

 

https://lung.training/courses/indepth.html  

The Stanford University Tobacco Prevention Toolkit curriculum. 3-to-5 class sessions including Kahoots quizzes. The TPT focuses on understanding the harms and effects of tobacco; gaining awareness of strategies used by commercial tobacco to increase use among teens; helps teens practice skills to refuse the use of tobacco. Can help school teachers and administrators develop new policies.

https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit/about.html

For grades 5 - 12, 4 lessons, 30 to 40 minutes a lesson.

https://www.catch.org/bundles/23725

Text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to get free help getting vaping

https://www.truthinitiative.org/thisisquitting

For information on how big tobacco hooks kids.

https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/post/want-to-keep-your-kids-from-smoking

https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/post/tobacco-companies-have-a-problem

Free Help to Quit Tobacco Group for

Sublette County Residents of all ages

Currently being taught in Marbleton at Marbleton Town Hall, Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm.  Can be taught with drop-in attendance. Please contact Trisha for more info: 307-749-5004.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION & SUICIDE PREVENTION

Sources of Strength is a peer to peer suicide prevention program for schools that meets the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Registry of Evidence-Based Programs:

https://sourcesofstrength.org/discover/evidence/

 

Easy ways for teens to ask for help and to help friends with mental health

https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Teens-Young-Adults

NAMI printable mental health graphic "How To Help A Friend — Student's Guide to Mental Health"  

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/NAMI-Want-to-know-how-to-help-a-friend.pdf

Informational PowerPoint presentation on The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). If you are interested in this training, please contact Trisha at 307-749-5004 for more information. 

http://www.alignmentnashville.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Part-2_-Adverse-Childhood-Experiences-in-the-Classroom_-Learning-Behavior-and-Social-Emotional-Success-at-School-Crnobori-Carter_-MNPS-Powerpoint.pdf

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) 1-hour, in-person suicide prevention training, appropriate for students. Contact Trisha at 307-749-5004 for more information. 

This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/youth/

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/072220_MHFA_YouthOnePager.pdf

 

OTHER SUBSTANCES

The LifeSkills Training program has been extensively tested and proven effective at reducing tobacco, alcohol, opioid, and illicit drug use by as much as 80%. Long-term follow-up studies also show that it produces prevention effects that are durable and long-lasting.

https://www.lifeskillstraining.com/botvin-lifeskills-training-featured-at-samhsas-prevention-day/

Interactive cartoon-based resource with 6 Core lessons, 40 minutes each. Grades 8 - 10 on alcohol, cannabis, and psycho-stimulate education. 

https://www.climateschools.com/  

A 10-page paper written for the Idaho school system by addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Libby Stuyt, M.D. in October 2020. This paper is written for high school students and their parents as a "Users Guide to Your Brain". This is a useful resource for conversations between students, teachers, and parents. The focus is on how substances, especially commercial marijuana, affect your developing brain. Dr. Stuyt presents regularly on cannabis and the adolescent brain around the United States.
*This paper has not been evaluated by the Wyoming Department of Health.*

HOW MARIJUANA AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN

A substance abuse prevention resource for adolescents that tailors prevention to different personality styles

https://preventure.us/

One session substance abuse program promoting sports

https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/sport-prevention-plus-wellness-1  

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education have worked together to create six additional lessons for the Operation Prevention student curriculum, expanding it beyond opioids to include inhalants, marijuana, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and steroids. These additional lessons are geared for grades 3-8 (upper elementary and middle school) and are expected to take one class period for each lesson. There is an educator’s guide for the set of lessons, and each individual lesson includes a short animated video with an accompanying activity guide. All lessons include national standards of learning. The new lessons can be found online at:

www.operationprevention.com/multi-drug-exploratory

 

Mission: To enhance community health and well being with a primary focus on substance abuse and suicide prevention for Sublette County youth, families and adults.

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Public Health Office: 307-367-2157

Email: trisha.scott@wyo.gov

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