Project ALERT (Adolescent Learning Experiences in Resistance Training), developed
and field tested over a ten-year period by the RAND Corporation of Santa Monica,
California, is a school-based drug prevention curriculum for middle school
students (sixth, seventh or eighth graders), with boosters the following year.
The Project ALERT video-based curriculum focuses on cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana,
and inhalants, so called "gateway" drugs that are most widely used
by young people and typically precede use of harder drugs. The interactive,
sequential curriculum is highly participatory and uses questions-and-answer
techniques, role modeling, small-group exercises, games, and repeated skills
practice--methods that allow teachers to adjust the program content to diverse
classrooms with different levels of information and drug exposure. Students
receive eleven core lessons the first year, and three booster lessons the second
year. The lessons are designed to be taught one lesson per week. Program leaders
are required to attend a one-day professional development workshop provided
by the BEST Foundation For A Drug-Free Tomorrow. View more detailed information on this program.
Note: Curriculum materials for implementing Project ALERT are only available at the BEST Foundation Training sessions. These include a teacher's manual, a teacher orientation and demonstration video, eight interactive student videos, and 12 full-color classroom posters. An optional and complimentary teen leader manual is also available upon request. The program package distributed by Sociometrics does not include the curriculum materials. It includes a Project ALERT preview video, a brochure, a User's Guide describing the program and its evaluation in detail, materials for evaluating the program (such as questionnaires, process evaluation forms, consent forms), as well as a CD-ROM that gives general tips and guidance on program implementation, as well as evaluation techniques and concepts.
Materials in this program package are licensed for use in one implementation site. All materials are copyrighted and may not be copied or distributed. If you would like to order additional materials or program packages, please contact Customer Support. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 650-949-3282.