Crash Site is a tailored program designed to prevent impaired driving among high school students. It was developed with grant support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Crash Site helps students nurture the knowledge, attitudes and skills to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and/or marijuana. Teens begin by solving the mystery of an impaired driving crash in which they are "involved" by gathering clues from a lawyer, police detective, peer, counselor and doctor. Along the way, they input their own personal risk factors to see how they might fare under real-life circumstances.
This interactive program also features a teacher instructor guide with accompanying classroom activities and a parent-teen communication guide to facilitate discussions about impaired driving.
- Developed with extensive input from teens, teachers, parents and leading experts in the field.
- Provides a first-person game experience based on the student's answers to risk-factor questions.
- Delivers powerful real-life video stories with parents of a deceased victim, a perpetrator and a victim who survived a serious crash.
- Features compelling peer and parent video interviews that offer a personal glimpse into life after an impaired driving crash.
- Can be completed in just two 45-minute sessions — or fill up six to 10 hours in a classroom setting.
Trouble on the Tightrope: In Search of Skateboard Sam™
A fully animated online program, Trouble on the Tightrope: In Search of Skateboard Sam aims to improve body image and self-esteem in middle school students.
Skateboard Sam covers six health topic areas: puberty, nutrition, physical activity, media literacy, self-esteem and social relationships. Each module contains an interactive game or activity that takes about 15 minutes to complete. Specific health messages are targeted to each student based on his or her answers to screening questions.
Teachers can reinforce the learning materials with activities presented in the online teacher's manual. Web-based links for parents are also provided to encourage parent-child discussion of the health topics.
- Funded with support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
- Developed with extensive input from internationally recognized health experts along with middle school staff and students.
- Targets health information pertaining to puberty by gender.
- Should be used over two to three class sessions.
- Rewards students with a personalized "Certificate of Excellence" at the end of the program.