Choose: Pick 1-2 topics and skills to focus on this month
Slide: Use the Calendar for scheduling prevention activities.
Scroll: Use the links below for Activity Ideas and Resources.
Topics: About the Brain, Risky Behavior, Illicit Drug Use
Skills: Executive Function Skills, Refusal Skills
International Youth Day
To encourage club and organization participation, BrainAbouts suggests watching the video below, announcing available school or community club activities, directing students to the BrainAbouts Student Home Page, discussing what youth engagement means to students and family information communication.
BrainAbouts: About Illicit Street Drugs
Wellness Month website include pledge, 31-Day Challenge calendar, and social media.
An interactive activity planner to use in class or at home from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Calming activities to set up a relaxation room or activities.
Kindness activity challenges for Be Kind to Humankind Week.
Activity planner and webiste for designing the awareness activities.
Challenge students to choose a global movement they want to participate in and create a video. Host a video contest with student judges.
For Back to School, BrainAbouts suggests beginning the year by watching About the Brain and About the Brain & Risky Behavior to set the stage for your prevention program. These two videos offer the science behind the reason to say 'no' to high-risk behavior: to protect the developing brain. Use the BrainAbouts Handouts in-class and at home as a discussion guide.
Executive Function Skills
Use the BrainAbouts Executive Function (EF) Skills Handout to teach the definitions and principles of these vital Frontal Lobe Skills. Ask students to rate their EF skills and discuss their strengths and areas for improvement.
Use the BrainAbouts Resisting Social Pressure Handouts to learn about the two types os social pressure and the effects of each. Watch the video below. Define refusal skills and practice resisting negative social pressure to keep the brain growing and developing.