Grades: 6 thru 9
Item Code: KIRMPG


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Includes Leader's Manual, Presentation Slides and Videos

Student Workbooks Sold Separately

keepin it REAL Program (Standard Version)

By: REAL Prevention

keepin' it REAL (kiR) is a scientifically proven, effective substance use prevention and social and emotional competency enhancing program designed to focus on the competencies linked to preventing substance use and abuse. Featured as a cost-effective and powerful program by the U.S. Surgeon General in 2016, this program is based on the real stories of young adolescents and program videos serve to provide social modeling of effective strategies. Youth have opportunities to create their own media as part of the program. The lessons are designed to promote interaction among the students as well as between the students and teachers, so that students are involved in their own learning. Students also learn how to assess risk, value their perceptions and feelings and communicate effectively.

This program is available in three unique versions:

  • Standard/Multicultural: our most comprehensive program customization
  • Spanish: perfect for Spanish-speaking students
  • Rural: specifically made for students living in rural settings

Keepin' it REAL consists of ten 45-minute lessons including five videos. kiR enhances social, psychological, and emotional competencies that serve to protect youth from substance use, provides visual behavioral models, and practice opportunities for the application of skills. Utilizing a "from kids...through kids" approach, all lessons, including role-play scenarios and decision-making applications, are based on real teens' stories. An optional booster intervention includes three 40-minute lessons teaching youth to develop their own prevention media such as posters and videos. The topics of the lessons include: Options and Choices, Risks, Communication and Conflict, Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave, Norms, Dealing with Feelings, Support Networks.

This evidence-based program includes 1 Leader Manual, Presentation Slides and Videos

Student workbooks are sold separately.

Size: 8.5 x 11

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