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Selecting Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: A Guide for Maine Schools Grades K-12 PDF | Word

This guide includes process steps, information, and tools to help schools select evidence-based programs that are the best fit for their unique needs and resources.

Contents of the Guide include:

  • Five Steps to Selecting Evidence-based Prevention Programs for Your School
  • Additional Resources and Support
  • Sample Planning Worksheets
  • Descriptions of Sample Evidence-Based Classroom Prevention Programs from the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
  • Beyond Programs: Examples of Proven, Low-to-No-Cost Prevention Strategies

Maine School Policy Guide

The purpose of Maine's Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) Program, also known as Title IV-A of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA), is to prevent violence in and around schools and to strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Maine’s Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership (HEAPP) is a partnership between Maine’s colleges and universities and the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and other partners. The goal is to bring about long-term, systemic change in how high-risk drinking and other substance abuse issues on and around college campuses are addressed at the state and local levels.


When You Say No To Alcohol, What Are You Saying Yes To?

This video profiles five Maine students who discuss their interests and reasons for choosing not to drink. The message is despite assumptions, not all students drink. For the video discussion guide, click here.