TOC Universal Prevention activities are conducted by the School Teams Coordinator (STC) using evidence based or promising practice models for service delivery. These activities are designed to align with both the Positive Behavioral Intervention Support programs and character education models in use in partner districts, this programming can easily be modified to meet the needs of both school districts and individual buildings on either an ongoing basis or as a situational enhancement.
TOC Awareness Trainings (Professional Development) – Trainings are provided for all faculty and staff of partnering school districts we serve and address current trends, how to identify at risk students, proper methods for referral, consultation regarding drug and alcohol policies, educational presentations related to substance use /abuse (including signs and symptoms of abuse and trends), referral assistance, resource sharing, and parent education.
Student Awareness Activities – Activities are held in each partner school. Activities inform students how the program works and provide education and awareness related to alcohol and other drugs. Activities may include lunch booths, classroom presentations, small group settings, booths at school events, interactive activities and games, informational handouts, school wide events, and contests. Education focuses on how to acquire and use skills that promote responsibility, resiliency, good decision making, emotion management, pro-social, and other protective factors.
Community Awareness Activities – Activities promoting awareness and education about alcohol and other drugs are held throughout participating districts and are directed toward the larger community, including parents, social service agencies, government, and other residents. Activities include fairs, homecoming parades, art contests, and talent shows for the community.