Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Blueprints Program Rating: Model
A classroom-based high school substance abuse program to promote drug awareness and prevent teen drinking, smoking, marijuana, and other hard drug use. The TND curriculum teaches students skills in self-control, communication, resource acquisition, and decision-making.
Initial Training and Technical Assistance
Initial Training & Technical Assistance: $2,100 + trainer travel costs for a two-day training for up to 25 teachers.
Curriculum and Materials
$200 per teacher.
Materials Available in Other Language: Student workbooks are available in Spanish at the same price as the English version. The Teacher's Manual has not been translated under the assumption that the program can be taught in English, but Spanish speaking students can follow along with a Spanish Workbook.
Other Start-Up Costs
Intervention Implementation Costs
Ongoing Curriculum and Materials
$12 per student for student workbooks. Teacher manuals are included in the start-up costs, but if they need to be replaced for new teachers or due to wear and tear, cost is $95 per manual.
Qualifications: No specific requirements, though typically delivered by certified classroom teachers or health specialists.
Ratios: No specific requirements though typically delivered in high school classrooms with ratios of 20 - 30 students per teacher.
Time to Deliver Intervention: Twelve 40 and 50 minute sessions designed to be delivered over 4 weeks (3 sessions per week), but which can be delivered over a six week period.
Other Implementation Costs
Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance
Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation
Fidelity monitoring tools available from developer upon request.
Ongoing License Fees
Other Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Sites should designate a coordinator responsible for monitoring fidelity and overseeing and championing the ongoing implementation of the program in the school.
Other Cost Considerations
Year One Cost Example
To implement TND in two schools with a total of 24 teachers, the following costs can be projected for the first year:
In this example, the cost per student would be $15.65.