Linn County’s Success Story Youth MakingHealthier Choices May 2012
Linn County Strategies TooGood For Drugs Curriculum Class Action Curriculum
CTC Survey Participation Linn County Rates Overall Before and2008 51% After SPF-SIG2009 77%2010 73%2011 86%2012 84%
PROBLEM BEHAVIORS CTC DATAOn how many occasions (if any) have you had beer, wine or hard liquor during thepast 30 day? AT LEAST ONCE4540 38.4 35.435 30.74 29.9430 27.2 26.9 25.63 24.19 23.75 23.9925201510 5 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Kansas State Data Linn County Data The frequency of use as measured by 30 day use reduced by over 14% in the four years of implementation.
We believe students receiving curriculum interventions prior to 6th grade has caused the reductions in 6th grade specific data. In 2008, 10% of 6th graders reported drinking at least once. In 2012, only 4% of 6th graders reported drinking alcohol at least once
PROBLEM BEHAVIORS CTC DATAThink back over the last two weeks. How many times have you had five or morealcoholic drinks in a row? AT LEAST ONCE25 22.6 2020 17.23 15.2 14.7 14.81 15.2315 13.77 12.73 12.4510 5 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Kansas State Data Linn County DataBinge drinking – 7% change in data shows an increased understanding of riskrelated to excessive drinking.
FAMILY CTC DATAHow wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to drink beer, wine or hardliquor regularly? WRONG98 96.95 96.5 96.39 96.68 96.1 96.07 95.63 95.739694 92.592 89.7908886 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Kansas State Data Linn County DataBy starting in younger grades and doing community education shows agreater percentage of parents communicating that it is wrong for their childrento drink alcohol.
COMMUNITY CTC DATAIf a kid drank some beer, wine or hard liquor for example, vodka, whiskey, or gin inyour neighborhood, or the area around which you live, would he or she be caught bythe police? NO9080 76.5 76.8 73.78 66.9 66.6 69.4970 65.8 65.2 63.09 62.26605040302010 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Kansas State Data Linn County Data
A decrease of 14% of students who reported they would not be caught is evidence that curriculum, community education, and law enforcement presence changes perception. Party patrols, increased consequences, Class Action, Too Good For Drugs, and Explorer Scouts has changed student perception of law enforcement.
QUOTES FROM THE KIDS I like doing the role playing activities in the curriculum. I enjoy the activities. I like playing the games. The students in our school thought our posters were cool. We took the way companies use to make us want to purchase items and used them to advertise not using alcohol. I wish we could do more of the curriculum like everyday.
QUOTES FROM THE TEACHERS The curriculum takes a realistic approach to the fact that students will be around drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The teaching techniques for dealing with peer pressure is great! It was great to have a platform to be able to teach students the facts about what drugs, alcohol, and tobacco can do to them. It is nice to see that we are starting to teach this information to the younger grades so we can hope they will not use later in life.
QUOTES FROM THE TEACHERS I tried to make it enjoyable, fun but yet still serious. The curriculum is very easy to teach. Everything is ready for me without having to prep too much for the lessons. We have used some of the lessons in many activities in my classroom. Lessons are good life lessons!