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Promising Programs at a Glance

Promising Programs Emphasis Grade Level Duration/Intensity Costs, Materials, Training*
Aggression Replacement Training Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades K-12
  • 30 sessions in 10 weeks
  • 3 sessions a week
  • 1 hour per session
  • $24 for Aggression Replacement Training book
  • $5,000 plus expenses for 2-day workshop training for unlimited number of participants
  • $7,000 for train the trainer
Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades 6-9
  • 12 sessions, each session no more than 1 week apart
  • 45-minute sessions
  • $59.95 for materials, includes lesson plans, reproducible student handouts, and transparencies
  • Training
Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Ages 3-8
  • 46 sessions
  • 2 sessions per week for 23 weeks
  • 15-20 minutes per session
  • $1,095 per classroom (teacher and assistant) Includes 2-day training and curriculum kit (46-lesson manual, puppets, audiotapes or CDs, parent letters, songbooks, pads, and puppet house)
  • $845 per classroom with one teacher
  • Training is delivered on-site for up to 30 participants
All Stars (Core Program) Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grade 6 or 7
  • 13 regular sessions in one semester
  • 45 minutes per session
  • One-on-one meetings with students 2 or 3 times
  • 2 small-group meetings led by peer leaders
  • 8 booster sessions the following year and 1 one-on-one booster session
  • $165 for core program guide
  • $175 for consumable materials for 25 students, (includes $20 Wal-Mart gift certificate)
  • $35 for booster program guide
  • $250 for 2-day training per participant or $3,000 for up to 20 participants
Caring School Community Program (formerly the Child Development Project) Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Elementary grades
  • Intensive, whole-school staff development
  • $1,500 to $2,000 for materials per school
  • $4,000 for 2-day institute for entire faculty
  • $6,000 for 3-day train the trainer for 2 to 5 school teams (3-5 on a team)
Community of Caring Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades K-12
  • Ongoing student forums
  • Service learning projects
  • Family involvement activities
  • 14-session curriculum on abstinence-based sexuality for secondary grades
  • $6,250-$8,250 per year per high school of 1,000 students. Includes training of 15 to 20 faculty and staff
  • $4,000-$5,500 for 500 elementary school students
  • $7,500 for 2-day training for up to 100 participants. Includes all materials (program guide, teacher's guide, etc.)
Creating Lasting Family Connections Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Ages 11-17
  • 3 parent training modules. Each module has 5 or 6 sessions in 5-6 weeks
  • 2.5 hours per session
  • 3 youth training modules. Each module is 5 or 6 sessions in 5-6 weeks
  • 1.5-2 hours per session
  • $1,224 for curriculum kit includes manuals, youth notebooks, and parent notebooks
  • $750 for 5-day training per participant
  • $1,500 for 10-day training per participant
  • On-site training
Facing History and Ourselves Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades 7-12
  • One semester-long unit in a social studies, English, art, history, or interdisciplinary course
  • $15 for classroom resource books for 10 or more
  • Other resources available on loan
  • $150 for 1- to 2-day training
  • $575 for weeklong institute
  • $600 for local in-service plus expenses per day and $15 per participant for materials
Growing Healthy Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades K-6
  • 43-51 sessions per grade
  • 2 or 3 sessions a week
  • 45 minutes per session
  • $174.95 for curriculum guides per grade
  • $850 to $2,650 for materials depending on grade level. Materials may include videos, anatomical models, books, games, and hands-on items.
  • $120 for a grade-level CD-ROM per teacher
Guiding Good Choices (formerly known as Preparing for the Drug-Free Years) Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Parents of children ages 9-14 (grades four through eight)
  • 5 sessions in 5 weeks for parents
  • 2-hour sessions
  • A complete workshop kit (containing two copies of the Workshop Leader's Guide, the Workshop Video, a CD for PowerPoint presentations, and the Family Guide) for two workshop leaders is $729, plus $12 per additional Family Guide (quantity discounts are available).
  • Three days of optional onsite training for up to 12 people is $4,750, plus $105 per person for the workshop leader's materials, plus trainer's travel and per diem costs.
I Can Problem-Solve Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Ages 4-7
  • 3-5 times per week
  • 20-40 minutes per session
  • $39.95 for teacher's manual
  • $19.95 for parent manual, Raising a Thinking Child
  • Training varies: $1,000 for 1-day training; $1,500-2,000 for 2-day training (costs negotiable)
Let Each One Teach One Mentor Program Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Adolescents
  • Weekly sessions for 16-20 weeks
  • 1 hour per session
  • Transportation: $400-$800 for 16-20 weeks
  • $200-$300 for supplies
  • $2,000-$4,000 for scholarships
  • 2.5 days of a psychologist's services
Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades 1-5
  • 20 sessions in 10 weeks
  • 1 hour per session in classroom and playground
  • Parent training is 6 sessions for 6 weeks
  • 2 hours per session
  • Leader training for 15-30 hours
  • 5 hours for playground monitor's training
  • Cost of .5 FTE school psychologist to deliver program
  • Training, home visits, manual, videotapes
Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades 6-8
  • 102 sessions in various formats
  • A minimum of 45 sessions in 9 weeks
  • 102 sessions over 3 years is the maximum level
  • 45 minutes per session, delivered no less often than every other day
  • $450 per teacher the first year includes 2-day training workshop, curriculum set, and student materials for a class of 25
  • After first year, cost for materials is $5.95 per student
  • 10-day train the trainer program
Lions-Quest Working Toward Peace Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Ages 10-14
  • 22 sessions and 6 basic life-skills sessions
  • Daily for 5 weeks or every other day for 9 weeks
  • 40- to 50-minute sessions
  • $89.95 per teacher. Student materials are available for $3.95 per student.
  • Family resource pamphlets are $1.25 each
  • Quantity discount
  • Optional 1-day training for up to 50 participants
  • 5-day train the trainer workshop
Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades K-12
  • Grades K-6 curriculum: 40 sessions
  • 30-45 minutes per session
  • Grades 7-12 content module format of varying lengths
  • $30 per curriculum manual for grades K-6
  • $20 per curriculum manual for grades 7-12
  • $450 per classroom average cost for grades K-12
  • $250 for training for grades K-6
  • $150 for training for grades 7-12
Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program Tobacco Abuse Prevention Ages 11-15
  • 6 sessions
  • 45-50 minutes per session
  • One 30-minute session for peer group leader training
  • $148 for program kit, including facilitator's manual, poster, 5 group leader guides, and handouts
  • $1,750 for 1st day of training, $1,500 for 2nd day (2-day training) for up to 30 participants
  • National training available
Open Circle Curriculum Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades K-5
  • Sessions are twice a week
  • 15-30 minutes per session
  • Curriculum guide is available for each grade level
  • $750 per teacher for yearlong training activities and curriculum, including lessons, handouts, and newsletters
PeaceBuilders® Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades 1-8
  • Ongoing, schoolwide, community-wide
  • $8 per student grades K-5
  • After the first year, $100 per year for incentive tool kit, including leadership guides, staff guides, visual aids, handouts, and site license
  • $1,750 for 4-hour training on-site (elementary)
  • $1,250 for 2-day train the trainer (elementary)
  • $3,000 for middle school program (Action Guide, leadership guide, graphics binder, and CD-ROM)
  • $2,250 for 2-day training on-site (middle school)
  • $1,250 for 2-day train the trainer (middle school)
  • Orientation for teachers and staff
The Peacemakers Program: Violence Prevention for Students in Grades 4-8 Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades 4-8
  • 1 session per week for 17 weeks (or one semester)
  • 45 minutes per session
  • $65 for teacher's manual
  • $50 for counselor's manual
  • $8 for student handbook
  • Averages $11 per student, including manuals, workbooks, and training
  • $150 per hour plus expenses for the 6-8 hours of training
Peers Making Peace Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Pre-K-Grade 12
  • 15-24 students are selected and trained in program skills
  • Elementary students: three 3-hour sessions
  • Middle school students: four 3-hour sessions
  • High school students: five 3-hour sessions
  • Students then perform ongoing mediation services for school
  • $1.64 per student
  • $100 for coordinator's manual
  • $100 for video orientation
  • $100 for site license (allows copying of 100 student manuals)
  • $550 per day for training for up to 30 teachers, including some materials
  • $250 per day for additional trainer for more than 30 teachers
Positive Action Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades K-8
  • Grades K-6 curriculum has 140 sessions per grade delivered daily or almost daily (15-20 minutes per session)
  • Middle school sessions are 2 or 3 days a week (15-20 minutes per session)
  • $400 for Kindergarten Teacher's Kit
  • $300 for Teacher's Kit (1-8)
  • $185 for fifth-grade Drug Education Supplement Teacher's Kit
  • $300 for Middle School Drug Education Supplement Teacher's Kit
  • $360 for Principal's Kit
  • $55 for family kit
  • $300 for community kit
  • $160 for implementation plan
  • $160 for rejuvenation plan
  • $60 for counselor's kit
  • Additional kits $150-$400
  • $600 per day for on-site training
  • Evaluation options
  • Secondary school materials
Primary Mental Health Project Treatment Program Pre-K-Grade 9
  • Weekly sessions, one on one
  • 30-40 minutes per session
  • $250 per year per child is the estimated cost
  • A single contact can be less than $10
  • Various booklets and manuals available, including a program development manual, a handbook, and a screening and evaluation tool
  • Training videos as well as on-site consultation
Project STAR Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Ages 10-12
  • Part 1: 10-13 sessions in 5-6 weeks
  • Part 2: 5-7 sessions in 2-4 weeks
  • 50 minutes per session (or less)
  • Private consultant for 2-day training for part 1, 1-day training for part 2
  • Training for parents, the media, and community
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Violence Preventionand Building Social Competencies Grades K-6
  • 3-5 times per week for grades K-6, suggested
  • 131 sessions
  • 20- to 50-minute sessions
  • Variable delivery methods
  • $550 for Basic curriculum, grades 1-6, including instructor manual, 5 volumes of lessons, visual aids
  • $145 for Readiness and Self-Control (Turtle unit), grades K-1, including instructor manual, puppet, visual aids
  • $640 for complete curriculum, includes both Basic and Turtle units
  • $3,000 for 2-day training for up to 30 participants
Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP) Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grade 6 or 7
  • 25 sessions in 25 weeks
  • 50-minute sessions
  • 1 FTE violence prevention coordinator
  • $600 for a 4-day training, including curriculum manual
Say It Straight Training Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades 3-12
  • 5-10 sessions at least 2 times per week
  • 50-minute sessions
  • $2,600 per year for school of 600-1,000 students, including training and training manual
  • $6.50 for parent workbook
  • Train the trainer model with on-site and e-mail support
  • $.15-.30 per workbook for rights to copy
  • Costs reduced in subsequent years
SCARE Program Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Early adolescents
  • 15 sessions in 15 weeks or 15 days
  • Sessions of 45-50 minutes
  • $49.99 for leader's manual and student workbook
  • No other training necessary
Skills, Opportunity, and Recognition (SOAR) (formerly Seattle Social Development Program) Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades 1-6
  • 10 days in-service training for teachers
  • 6-day principal/facilitator training
  • 6-day parent workshop leader training
  • 15-day parent training in 3 workshops over 2 years
  • Training for teachers in classroom management
  • Training for teachers in curriculum
  • Training for parents
  • $80,000 per school for a 2-year installation with all trainings
Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together (SMART) Team Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades 5-9
  • 8 modules used in sequence or independently
  • Training needs are minimal
  • $195 for user license for one computer
  • $395 for multiuser license
  • $595 for network license
Social Decision Making and Problem Solving Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades K-8
  • Multiyear, infused schoolwide, classroom based
  • $75 for Curriculum Guide (one per school building)
  • $35 for individual teacher curriculum
  • $750-$1,550 per day for training, depending on school needs
  • $50 materials fee includes a teacher's guide, training packet, and posters
Teenage Health Teaching Modules Combined Building Social Competencies, Violence Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Grades 6-12
  • 23 modules for 3 grade groupings: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12; can be implemented individually
  • 45-minute sessions
  • $999.95 for complete curriculum grades 6-12
  • $409.95 for grades 6-8
  • $359.95 for grades 9-10
  • $284.95 for grades 11-12
  • $25-$80 for individual modules
  • $7.20 average cost per student for handouts
  • Training
The Think Time Strategy Violence Prevention and Building Social Competencies Grades K-9 (SED populations)
  • Teachers working in tandem send disruptive students to a Think Time desk as necessary
  • $49 for video-based training, 35 minutes long

*Current costs need to be verified with the program.

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