Fairfield Inn & Suites Urbandale
8661 Plum Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322

Amy Pardo, presenter
The Too Good for Drugs K – 8 training will take place in-person at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Urbandale from 9:00AM-4:00PM on Thursday, June 13th. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

The Too Good trainings combine evidence-based prevention strategies and proven best practices to give the participants the skills, knowledge base, and confidence to deliver the programs effectively.

Attending a Too Good training is the first step in the fidelity model.

The goal of the training is to prepare the program teachers to effectively implement the Too Good programs with confidence and fidelity by providing them with greater knowledge and understandingof the program.

Learning Objectives
During the course of the training, participants will:

  • Explore the research and rationale behind the Too Good programs
  • Correlate the relationship between social skill development and risky behavior
  • Understand the scope and sequence of the Too Good programs
  • Learn how to teach prevention strategies through interactive, developmentally appropriate lessons and activities
  • Become familiar with the curriculum components, materials, and lesson design
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience delivering the Too Good program activities
  • Explore the sequential development of skills and concepts through each grade level
  • Learn how to provide students with the skills to resist substance use, develop self- and social-awareness, avoid aggressive behaviors and resist negative peer pressure and influence
  • Discuss strategies for successful implementation and the use of evaluation instruments and teacher fidelity checklists


  • 9:00 a.m. – Introduction
    • Goals for the training
    • History of the programs
    • Icebreaker
  • 9:30 a.m. – Research behind the Programs
    • Too Good Prevention Terminology
    • Prevention Components
    • Scope and Sequence
    • Character Education
  • 10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – Lesson Demonstrations – Unit 1
    • Lesson Demonstration
    • Lesson Design
    • Supplemental Resources
    • Additional Lesson Demonstrations
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch – Lunch is on your own
  • 1:00 p.m. – Peer Teaching – Unit 2
    • Peer Teaching Prep
    • Peer Teaching Lesson Demonstrations
  • 3:00 p.m. – Making It Effective
    • Fidelity
    • Evaluation Instruments

Registration Information

  • Registration is limited to 30 participants and a minimum of 10 participants.
  • Deadline to register is June 3.
  • There is no fee to attend.
  • 5.75 CEUs will be offered.  Participants must attend the full training in order to obtain CEUs.