Prevention Curriculum Infusion

  • Research has repeatedly shown that the use of prevention curriculum can increase academic success. Additionally, infusing prevention topics into every day curriculum plays a key role in getting the prevention messages to students.  To meet the varied needs of our teachers, administrators, students and community members, innumerable prevention curriculum resources are available on Diversity,  Mental and Physical Health and Wellness, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Violence Prevention.

    Diversity   Health and Wellness   Instructional Strategies    Substance Abuse Prevention   Violence Prevention   Academic and Behavioral Supports MTSS

  • Data and Surveys

    There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic – Please visit our Data and Surveys.

  • Resources and Links

    Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views.  Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.

    Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention. This document describes the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. It includes practical suggestions from professionals and advocates who have successfully started these programs in their communities.

    Division of Violence Prevention’s website highlighting resources for school violence. This site includes a number of resources including fact sheets, tips for coping with stress, data resources, prevention resources, and current CDC research on youth interpersonal violence.

    FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.

    Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of Health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula. The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.

    HealthTeacher.com: Health Teacher is an online resource of health education tools including lessons, interactive presentations and additional resources to integrate health into any classroom.  Once on Health Teacher.com, click on the green “sign up” button at the top of the page and then enter the group code: browardfl (then click “submit”).  Create your profile:  enter your user and school type, enter your user information and create a profile and then select your school.

    Peace Corps Lesson Plans on Culture: A Peace Corps Classroom Guide To Cross-Cultural Understanding is a full guide inclusive of lesson plans for teachers.

    Planting Seeds Of Prevention Book: created by DPI to serve as a teaching tool and a one stop shop for all your prevention needs.

    Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.

    School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS): The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was most recently conducted in 2006. SHPPS also was conducted in 2000 and 1994; the next SHPPS is planned for 2012. State level summaries are available on-line (the Healthy and Safe Environment and the Mental Health and Social Services sections are probably the most relevant) and as a state report card, here is the link for Florida

    Teaching Tolerance: A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.