Product Implementation Training

Project Northland

An Alcohol Prevention Program for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

Product implementation training for Project Northland.Training will help prevention specialists maintain program fidelity and optimize student experience with this research-based program. Training is scheduled regionally on an as-needed basis, or can be scheduled and customized to fit the needs of your major program installation.

Who should attend

  • Classroom teachers
  • Counselors
  • School administrators
  • Parents
  • Community leaders
  • Community resource people
  • Prevention specialists

Participants will be able to

  • discuss comprehensive prevention in relation to Project Northland
  • describe the history and research of the original Project Northland study
  • implement strategies shown to prevent or reduce alcohol use as well as cigarette and other drug use
  • use a research-based curriculum full of text, audiocassettes, comic books, and posters created to appeal to the targeted age groups
  • integrate classroom activities, parent involvement, peer leadership, and community activities to consistently engage kids in prevention
  • shift families, students, and communities toward no-use norms for underage drinking
  • interact with other professionals and educators committed to youth health and safety

Length of training

  • 1 day for each individual grade level, 8:00 - 3:00
  • 2 days for 6th - 8th grade, 8:00 - 3:30

Agenda

DAY ONE

8:00     Welcome/Intro

8:30     Community Issues

9:45     Project Northland Overview

  • Research and Evaluation

12:00   Slick Tracy(6th grade)

  • Parent focus: The program goal is to open the lines of communication around alcohol use between young adolescents and their parents.

2:00     Amazing Alternatives(7th grade) sessions 1, 2, 3, and 4

  • Peer focus:  The program goal is to develop interpersonal and refusal skills and to build positive peer-group influences.

3:15     Closure

DAY TWO

8:30     Amazing Alternatives: Sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8

  • Sessions
  • Small group and community projects work
  • Teaching tips and strategies

12:00   Powerlines (8th grade) sessions

  • Community focus: program goal is to introduce students to professional and political groups that influence adolescent alcohol use and to reinforce messages and behaviors learned in Slick Tracy and Amazing Alternatives.

3:15     Closure

 

For contracted training please contact our training distributor in your state:

Louisiana - PEARS Louisiana
For all other states please contact Hazelden Publishing at training@hazeldenbettyford.org or call 800-328-9000.