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Keep A Clear Mind

Keep A Clear Mind is a parent-child, take-home program in drug education. It has been field-tested and rigorously evaluated with students in grades 4, 5, & 6. Keep A Clear Mind has won the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's (CSAP) Exemplary Program Award, has been promoted as a Model Program by CSAP, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Keep A Clear Mind is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. Evaluation papers concerned with Keep A Clear Mind have been presented at the meetings of a number of different scholarly/professional groups, and evaluation articles have been published in the Journal of School Health, the Journal of Drug Education, and the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. Keep A Clear Mind is also available in Spanish.

Center for Evidence-Based Programming - Home of Keep a Clear Mind and other evidence based programs

How To Use Keep A Clear Mind

Each child will receive four activity books (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, good choices), four student incentives (bumper sticker, book mark, pencil, bracelet or key chain), and five parent newsletters. Students take the activity books home, one per week, and do the program with their parents. They receive a student incentive (bumper sticker, book mark, etc) for showing their teacher that their parents have signed indicating they have worked with their child to complete the activity book. After four weeks of activity books the newsletters are sent home, again, one per week (or one every other week). The program is easy to use and takes almost no classroom time. In addition to the Keep A Clear Mind program, we can provide evaluation instruments and assistance with program evaluation.