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Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Sherri Estes, BS, CPS Adanta Regional Prevention Center 259 Parkers Mill Road Somerset, Kentucky 42501

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1 Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Sherri Estes, BS, CPS Adanta Regional Prevention Center 259 Parkers Mill Road Somerset, Kentucky

2 Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Target Population: High School Students 10 th graders. Students role-play scenarios dealing with various substance abuse related behaviors. Organized in a format similar to 4-H Reality Store and/or STOP Program.

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4 Topics for Scenarios Possession of prescription drugs Driving under the influence Sniffing Possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia, or illegal drugs Trafficking Stealing drugs

5 Depending on the scenario, students will visit appropriate officials and/or agencies to experience the consequences of their behavior. A volunteer “parent” will accompany the student through the assigned booths.

6 Agencies and Officials Involved District Judges County Attorney Law Enforcement City and County Law Enforcement Officers Coroner School Resource Officer Hospital Worker Jailer

7 Agencies and Officials Involved Court Designated Worker Department of Juvenile Justice Case Worker Board of Education Representative Health Department Personnel Zero Tolerance Program Personnel Pharmacists Treatment Providers

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13 Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Scenario Example You went to one of the coolest parties in town over the weekend. While you were there, your friend encouraged you to try a “trail mix” of pills. You had no idea what you were taking. Your friend found you passed out in the bathroom. You were rushed to the hospital. – 1. Hospital – 2. Law Enforcement – 3. Minister

14 Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Scenario Example During an announced drug search, the drug dog identified pills (possibly Loratab) in the binding of one of the books in your locker. The principal turned you over to the police. – 1. Law Enforcement – 2. Court Designated Worker – 3. Judge

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20 Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Schedule of Events Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D 8:00 – 8:25GymSpeakerVideoOverview 8:30 – 8:55DebriefGymSpeakerVideo 9:00 – 9:25VideoDebriefGymSpeaker 9:30 – 9:55SpeakerVideoDebriefGym 10:00 a.m. Re-assemble/Post-test 10:15 a.m. School Assembly 11:09 a.m. Dismiss Pretest before event.

21 8:30 – 9:00Auditorium - Speaker Gym – Scenarios Fatal VisionMock Disaster behind Auditorium 9:05 – 9:35Mock Disaster behind Auditorium Auditorium - Speaker Gym – Scenarios Fatal Vision 9:40 – 10:10Fatal VisionMock Disaster behind Auditorium Auditorium - Speaker Gym – Scenarios 10:15-10:45Gym – Scenarios Fatal VisionMock Disaster behind Auditorium Auditorium - Speaker 12:05-12:35Auditorium - Speaker Gym – ScenariosFatal VisionMock Disaster behind Auditorium 12:40 – 1:10Mock Disaster behind Auditorium Auditorium - Speaker Gym – ScenariosFatal Vision 1:15 – 1:45Fatal VisionMock Disaster behind Auditorium Auditorium - Speaker Gym – Scenarios 1:50 – 2:20Gym – ScenariosFatal VisionMock Disaster behind Auditorium Auditorium - Speaker 8:10: Student called down to Auditorium Lobby for Name Tags and Track Assignments 10:45 – 11:00 Students given post surveys in auditorium (11:00 – 12:00) volunteers eat lunch on the mezzanine (may switch out professionals at this time)

22 Suggested Videos “The Truth About Drugs” Hazelden DVD Series such as but not limited to: “Danger Toxic Chemicals” “Everyone’s Not Doing It” “Reality Check” Prescription Drug Abuse Planning Committee Members may have other suggestions.

23 Evaluation of the Project to Date Student Pre and Post Tests Evaluation Instruments for Community Partners, Parents, Volunteers, and School Personnel

24 Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours is an excellent supplementary activity to accompany curricula such as: – Guiding Good Choices – Generation Rx – Class Action

25 Planning Time Allow Six (6) months prior to event – Establish a Planning Committee with representatives from School, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions, Regional Prevention Center Staff, County Extension Staff and other designated partners. Three (3) months prior – Meet with Planning Committee and other designated Community Partners and/or commitment for participation

26 Planning Time 1 month prior to event – Distribute publicity of the event to parents 1 week prior to event – Conduct Orientation for Community Agency and Volunteers 1 day prior to event – Student Pretest Day of event – Debrief Students & Conduct Post Test, Community Partners complete feedback survey. 1 week following event – Conduct summary/follow up meeting with Planning Committee

27 Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours Interested individuals and agencies may contact their local County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences to obtain materials. Regional Prevention Centers may also be contacted. Sherri Estes, Regional Prevention Center extension 2031 or For more information:

28 To find your Extension Office, go to Christy P. Nuetzman, M.S. Clinton County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences (606) Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours

29 Questions? Copyright © 2010 for materials developed by University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension. This publication may be reproduced in portions or its entirety for educational or nonprofit purposes only. Permitted users shall give credit to the author(s) and include this copyright notice. Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. January 2010


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