Our prevention specialists work with public and non-public schools throughout south central Pennsylvania to implement research-based prevention programs with fidelity and flexibility.
These programs are free to schools, aligned with PA Academic Standards and specially designed to help curb drug and alcohol experimentation and use, increase healthy decision-making and drug refusal skills and dispel myths about gambling and addiction. Our programs include:
- This is (Not) About Drugs, a science-based, outcomes-driven program designed to prevent first use by educating teens about the risks and consequences of misusing prescription opioids, why those drugs are so dangerous and how even one use can rewire the brain, leading to addiction and heroin use. The program (one 45-minute session) is available to grades 9-12 in Cambria and Somerset Counties.
- Alcohol Literacy Challenge, an evidence-based program that combines Alcohol Expectancy Theory with Media Literacy Education to challenge teens’ beliefs about the “benefits” of drinking alcohol. The result is reduced quantity and frequency of alcohol use among high school students after only a 90-minute intervention (two sessions).
- Botvin LifeSkills Training, an evidence-based program that promotes positive youth development and reduces high risk behaviors for middle school students. LST is available to students in grades 6-8 in Cambria County and has been proven to cut alcohol use in participants by 60 percent, marijuana use by 75 percent and tobacco use by 87 percent.
- Too Good for Drugs, an evidence-based prevention program available to students in grades 3 – 5 in Cambria and Somerset Counties. Studies show that students who complete TGFD demonstrate improved social, emotional, resistance, and goal-setting skills.
- Too Much to Lose, a research-based problem gambling prevention program for high school students in Cambria County. 2M2L uses interactive games, activities, and class discussions to help youth understand the risk factors, corresponding behavioral changes and impact of problem gambling.
- Kids Don’t Gamble…Wanna Bet?, a research-based, interactive gambling prevention curriculum for middle school students in Cambria County. Students use math such as statistics and probability to debunk common gambling fallacies.
Additionally, The Learning Lamp’s prevention team is trained to deliver Power of Parents®, a FREE community-based parent education workshop from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving®) and funded by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Parental influence is proven to be one of the most important factors in helping keep teens safe. Power of Parents helps parents start the conversation with their kids.
To schedule a program or for more information, please contact Lisa at 814-262-0732 x249.