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
National Mentoring Partnership – guidelines on how to be a quality mentor and how to start a mentoring program
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.


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