For Educators

Resources for the Classroom:

Alcohol Fx – An app to teach students about the effects of alcohol on the brain
Drugs + Your Body
– from Scholastic, a website with images and information on how drugs affect the body
Medicine Abuse Project – interactive resource for parents and educators on prescription drug abuse
Mouse Party by University of Utah – Game demonstrates the effects of different drug use on the brain
National Institute on Drug Abuse – activities to teach about drug abuse, and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle
University of Utah- The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain– interactive educational activities around the science of addiction
Xperiment – site provides an interactive way to demonstrate how various drugs effect the body

*We have additional links to interactive games and activities geared for teens on our Resources for Teens page as well.

Online Resources:

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) – publications, current documents and important links
Center for Afterschool Education – provides professional development, technical assistance, tools, and publications tailored to the unique world of after school
College Drinking: Changing the Culture – resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students
Communities in Schools of PA – community-based organization helping young people stay in school and prepare for life
Marijuana Awareness Quiz – test your knowledge about marijuana with this quiz from PreventionPlusWellness
National Mentoring Partnership – guidelines on how to be a quality mentor and how to start a mentoring program
PA Department of Education– serves the Pennsylvania educational community
PA Stop –  a website from The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you need help.
Resiliency Inc. – trains individuals on how to successfully educate and treat the most difficult to serve children and their families
Youthbet.com – a component of the youth engagement gambling project run out of the Public Health Gambling Project, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto

Handouts/Downloads

Bullying Prevention Guide from Children’s Safety Network – 2015 Guide in downloadable PDF
Cyberbulling Resource Guide
 – a PDF list of resources for parents and educators from the University of Pittsburgh regarding cyberbullying
Get It Straight: Student’s Guide to The Facts About Drugs – A guide for students from The Drug Enforcement Administration and Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Mind Over Matter Series – These materials are available through COCA for organizations in Berks County. Please contact us for more information.
National Drug IQ Challenge – Print the quiz as a PDF or have students take it online.
NIDA: Publications for Teachers – NIDA lays out publications for teachers on topics such as understanding drug abuse and addiction, the neurobiology of addiction, and facts on different drugs
Stats & Infographics for Educators – NIDA for teens provides the latest statistics, trends, and infographics on teen drug abuse in the United States.