Delphi delivers a wide range of services including classroom presentations for students, skills development workshops, training sessions for parents and teachers, and positive alternative activities for youth.
The Prevention Education programs are targeted toward students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The programs are designed to assist schools in teaching students the skills they need to lead a safe and drug free lifestyle.
Lessons are designed to enhance each district’s health education program, achieve NYS Health Standards, and support the Dignity for All Students Act.
Prevention Programs Offered to School Districts:
The Elementary program teaches students to hone their ability to pay attention, listen, and ignore distractions. They also learn how to respond to others with empathy, calm down, manage strong feelings, and solve problems. The middle school program helps students learn the protective skills to make good choices and stay engaged in school despite the pitfalls of substance abuse, bullying, cyber-bullying, and peer pressure.
Too Good for Drugs
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use among students. TGFD has a separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum for each grade level from kindergarten through 8th grade. First graders meet Carmen the Cool Cat puppet as she makes wise choices, develops friendships and learns that she is Too Good for Drugs. Kids love Carmen and her new friend, Wagner, who begin to appreciate their differences and become fast friends!
LifeSkills Training (LST)
Is a well researched, school-based substance abuse and violence prevention program grades 3-12. The program helps children understand the consequences of substance abuse while building their self-esteem and confidence, helping them overcome social anxiety, and giving them skills to resist peer pressure, and avoid high risk behavior.
Drug Resistance Skills
Enable young people to recognize and challenge common misconceptions about tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; teach practical ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug use) resistance skills for dealing with peers and media pressure to engage in ATOD use through coaching and practice.
The Incredible Years is a comprehensive set of curricula designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and related conduct problems in young children (ages 4-8 years). The interventions that make up this series – parent training, teacher training, and child training – are guided by developmental theory concerning the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors (child, family, and school) in the development of conduct problems. The overall goal of the Incredible Years series is to prevent children from developing delinquency, drug abuse, and violence problems as they enter adolescence.
Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a school-based intervention designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse among high-risk adolescents. Project SUCCESS counselors are placed in the schools to provide a range of substance use prevention and early intervention services. Counselors provide normative and prevention education; work with middle and high school students to build resistance and social competency skills; and work with students, parents, and school administrators to change attitudes, behaviors, and school policies to help prevent and reduce substance use. Project SUCCESS was developed by Student Assistance Services (SAS) Corporation.
In this program students will learn communication skills, relationship skills, and assertiveness skills. We also teach students about bullying/harassment, dealing with rumors, online journaling and text messaging (IM), stress and anger management in addition to practicing appropriate online communication etiquette. This program consists of eight 45 minute sessions.
At schools across the country, many students are accessorized with the latest cell phones, computers and iPods and access to social networking sites. Children are especially tech-savvy, having grown up alongside computers, the Internet, and cell phones, and many connect with friends several times a day through email, text messages, social networking sites, or instant messaging. But along with the convenience and communication that these high-tech innovations provide, the potential for negative experiences has also emerged. Cyber-bullying is using technology to threaten, insult, or harass. These technologies allow for aggressive expression toward others that doesn’t rely on physical strength or even physical contact.
Project Alert is a school-based prevention program for middle or junior high school students that focuses on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and inhalant use. Project ALERT is organized into a three-month, eight-session curriculum taught during the seventh grade, followed by three “booster” sessions presented in the eighth grade that are designed to reinforce the lessons learned from earlier material.
Steps to Respect
The Steps To Respect program is a research-based program that utilizes the best available evidence and thinking about bullying prevention and how to address it in schools. The program combines adult training, skill practice for students, school wide rules that address bullying behaviors, and family awareness components. “Steps To Respect” has a total of eleven 40-minute sessions.
Reconnecting Youth, called “RY” for short, is a school-based group/classroom approach to building life skills for high-risk students. RY is a science-based program that has been recommended by the U.S. Dept. of Education as a curriculum that helps reduce drug use and violent behavior. RY is listed as one of the country’s top ten research based violence prevention programs in Safe Schools, Safe Students and recognized by The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) as one of the nations top ten substance abuse programs.
RY is designed to be a class in a high school’s curriculum. The program is delivered in daily class sessions, typically a period long, during regular school hours. The RY course is five months (or one semester) long. RY is unique in that it:
Is a comprehensive, sustained, semester-long intervention
Is psycho-educational (i.e., integrates small-group work and life-skills training models); includes a peer-group support component
Is explicitly designed to modify known risk factors linked with school dropout, drug use, depression, and youth suicide risk
Is explicitly designed to enhance personal and social protective factors
Has demonstrated effectiveness for increasing school performance and for reducing drug involvement and suicide risk.
CAST Program: Coping and Support Training
Suicide Prevention Program. Consists of twelve, 55-minute sessions facilitated by an adult who works well with at-risk youth and who is trained to implement the CAST program. The 12 CAST sessions are usually offered twice per week in a (middle or high) school setting as a pull-out program, or outside of the school setting by youth-oriented agencies, mental health professionals, and community centers.
Project TNT (Towards No Tobacco)
Project Towards No Tobacco Use (TNT) is a classroom-based curriculum designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use in youth aged 10 to 14 years (grades 5 through 9). The program is designed to counteract several different causes of tobacco use simultaneously, because tobacco use is determined by multiple causes. The program was developed for a universal audience, and it works well for a wide variety of youth who may have different risk factors influencing their tobacco use.