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Smart Moves

  1. 1. Welcome to SMART Moves
  2. 2. 1. Share your team poster and name three qualities that describe your team. 2. If your team was an animal, what would that animal be? 3. In one sentence, summarize your Club’s current prevention efforts. 4. Assign one person to be your team’s spokesperson . Team Introductions
  3. 3. Mutual Training Obligations <ul><li>No drug, alcohol, or tobacco use </li></ul><ul><li>Attend all sessions </li></ul><ul><li>One person speak at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Share experience and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Actively participate in small/large group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Have Fun! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Workshop Objectives 1. Understand the philosophy of the SMART Moves Program. 2. Identify the program components. 3. Practice program activities. 4. Draw upon your own experience for adapting the program for your Boys & Girls Club. 5. Determine resources in your community to help support the program.
  5. 5. M O V E S S M A R T kills astery nd esistance raining
  6. 6. SMART Moves Program Objectives The purpose of the program is to prevent the onset of alcohol and other drug use and early sexual involvement by young couple. (We are focusing on the critical developmental years of 6 - 15)
  7. 7. <ul><li>We hope to accomplish this by: </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing participant’s knowledge about alcohol, other drugs and sexuality. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing communication among staff members, parents, guardians and Club members regarding drugs and adolescent sexual involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping children ages 6-9 develop critical thinking and decision-making skills, develop positive social skills and increase their self-esteem and self-responsibility. </li></ul>SMART Moves Program Objectives
  8. 8. <ul><li>Identify and resist peer and media pressure to use alcohol and other drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the physical and social change taking place in their lives. </li></ul>Helping Pre-Teens: Helping Teens: Develop and improve skills around making decisions, resisting social and peer pressures and coping with the stress of growing up.
  9. 9. and establish a Club/Community environment that supports, motivates and encourages young people to resist drugs and related negative behaviors and become involved in positive, healthy activities. Promote Community Awareness....
  10. 10. Team Approach The SMART Moves program uses a team approach involving: <ul><li>Peer leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Club staff </li></ul><ul><li>Community leaders </li></ul>
  11. 11. SMART Moves Messages It’s “cool” and “correct” to: <ul><li>Stay drug free </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid drinking alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Postpone early sexual involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Set positive and healthy personal standards. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Gateway Drugs <ul><li>Cigarettes </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana </li></ul>
  13. 13. SMART Moves Components <ul><li>SMART Operator’s Guide </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Start SMART </li></ul><ul><li>Stay SMART </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Act SMART </li></ul><ul><li>F amily A dvocacy N etwork (FAN) Club </li></ul><ul><li>Other SMART Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Girls </li></ul><ul><li>Street SMART </li></ul><ul><li>Quick SMART </li></ul>
  14. 14. Defining the SMART Moves Program <ul><li>Component Name </li></ul><ul><li>Target age and / or group </li></ul><ul><li>Component goals / objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Number of sessions and designated delivery time </li></ul><ul><li>Resources needed </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>As a child, who were your role models? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you handle the tough times in your teen years? </li></ul><ul><li>Who did you go to for advice or information? </li></ul><ul><li>Where / who did you get your prevention message from? </li></ul>Assessing your Community / Club
  16. 16. <ul><li>HIV / AIDS education curriculum developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the American Red Cross for young people between the ages of 6-17. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1980, AIDS was an unknown. Today it is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 25 – 44 in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>One fifth of all people with AIDS contracted the disease as teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are contracting the diseases at a higher rate any other age group. </li></ul>What is Act SMART? Some Facts
  17. 17. <ul><li>Human Immunodeficiency Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome </li></ul>What is HIV? What is AIDS?
  18. 18. Facilitation Skill Training <ul><li>Visual Aids should be big, bold, and colorful </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative with your presentation – </li></ul><ul><li>(Discover ways to keep your audience interested.) </li></ul><ul><li>Use icebreakers, interactive games, and situation role playing </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with your audience – </li></ul><ul><li>(Invite their interactive response via verbal feedback) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a comfortable atmosphere for group discussions – </li></ul><ul><li>(Utilize personal stories for experience.) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Facilitation Skill Training Cont. <ul><li>Be mindful of room temperature, space, and acoustics </li></ul><ul><li>Practice projecting your voice – (Don’t use a monotone voice) </li></ul><ul><li>Body language, appropriate attire, and shoe ware </li></ul><ul><li>Extend mutual respect for your participants </li></ul><ul><li>Respect moral convictions / belief of participants and their families </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest and factual in your response </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared and on time </li></ul>
  20. 20. “ SMART Moves” Teach Back Prep <ul><li>Select a curriculum that fits the needs of your community. </li></ul><ul><li>Select an activity from your chosen curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Take notice of the activity’s purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with your Prevention Team, the best way to present the information provided. </li></ul>
  21. 21. “ SMART Moves” Teach Back Prep Cont. <ul><li>Create a ten (10) minute presentation for delivery to all training participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Each team member should play an active role in the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>On a sheet of paper, submit to the trainer, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name of Curriculum Selected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Session and Activity Number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name of your Prevention Team </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>How did you feel about what you did? </li></ul><ul><li>What other ways might you accomplish the same goals? </li></ul><ul><li>How might you do this presentation differently at your club or community? </li></ul>Processing Teach Backs
  23. 23. Resources Sharon Hemphill Senior Director, Health and Life Skills Boys & Girls Clubs of America (404) 487-5826
  24. 24. Resources Cont. Supply Services Department Boys & Girls Clubs of America (404) 487-5701 **************** American Red Cross **************** State Prevention Resource Center **************** Governor’s Alliance Against Drugs **************** State Department of Health Services
  25. 25. -21 Steps to Running a Successful SMART Moves Program - <ul><li>Must Read SMART Operators and SMART Resources Components. </li></ul><ul><li>Order additional manuals or resources. ( if necessary.) </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the needs of your clubhouse and community. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the SMART Moves component that fits those needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an Action Plan that includes input from all Prevention Team members. </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate a Program Budget. (What will it take to run your ideal quality program?) </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary, Approach your Administrative Office and / or Board of Directors for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>approval / additions / revisions of Program Implementation, Policy, or Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>formation of an organizational Policy on Sex and Health Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*Developed by DeVon Bryant </li></ul>
  26. 26. -21 Steps to Running a Successful SMART Moves Program - <ul><li>Explore a $5,000 to $15,000 Fundraising Strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Research and build a Program Resource Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Generate a pool of donors for Giveaways / Incentives. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Program Recruitment / Retention Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Administer an In-service Staff Training and / or a Peer Leader Training. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform Parents and Community about the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate a schedule of “Program Participants Only” events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>trips, activities, and community-wide events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote program consistency – (Same time, day, and designated space.) </li></ul><ul><li>Map Out a Mobilization Strategy for Parents / Volunteers / Community Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>*Developed by DeVon Bryant </li></ul>
  27. 27. -21 Steps to Running a Successful SMART Moves Program - <ul><li>Publicize your program and its activities via: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flyers / Posters / Brochures / Community (PSA’s) / Talk Radio Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arrange a program-ending Recognition Ceremony which should include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T-shirts / Certificates / Medals / Trophies for participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage a Program Evaluation via Participant Pre-testing, and Post-testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Design the format schedule for the next program rotation. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-visit, Refine, and Refresh any item on this list where there is a need. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Planning should be on going and all-inclusive. Be Creative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*Developed by DeVon Bryant </li></ul>
  28. 28. Action Planning for Success <ul><li>Select a date, time, and place for your next Prevention Team meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm possible additions to your Prevention Team. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a recruitment strategy for who will contact these individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Each member must finish the following sentence in an open discussion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ As a part of this team, I need ________ from my teammates in order to contribute to the success of this program”. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. The four-member implementation team here today will: Action Plan 1. Establish a date, time and place for the next meeting. 2. Brainstorm possible additional team members to complete the Prevention Team. 3. Develop a recruitment strategy for who will contact these people. 4. Set the parameters for the Prevention Team. How often will they meet? Where? When?

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