January 14, 2022
Governor’s Press Office
First Lady Casey DeSantis announces free substance abuse curricula for schools throughthe facts. your future.” Campaign
Largo, Florida. Yesterday, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the launch of a free substance use curriculum for schools in the form of a “School Association Toolkit” through Florida the facts. your future. Campaign. This program directly engages Florida youth to improve their understanding of the life-changing effects of drug use and empower teens to reach their full potential.
“With the heartbreaking overdose death statistics we’re seeing across the country, and as a mother of three, I want Florida youth to know they have the power to resist and overcome drug abuse and abuse,” he said. First Lady Casey DeSantis. “for us the facts. your future. An initiative to reinvent the way drug abuse prevention is taught in our schools. It’s not “just say no” – it’s “just say no and here’s why.” Together with community partners, schools can use this toolkit to provide children with the appropriate context and perspective on the risks of drug use.”
the The School Gathering Toolkit provides schools with free content to share in Florida the facts. your future. An initiative through practical interactive elements that can be integrated throughout the school year. The toolkit contains materials such as fact sheets, conversation maps, and a school assembly form to guide schools in hosting their events. Schools are encouraged to partner with local law enforcement and others in their communities to host dynamic multimedia gatherings that share real-life scenarios and science-based facts about substance abuse.
“The resources in this toolkit are essential to help schools prevent drug use among our youth,” he said State Surgeon General Joseph Ladabo. “Presenting the facts to students through interactive gatherings will help ensure students know that engaging in substance abuse at an early age can severely impact their development, health, and future. The First Lady’s initiative continues to evolve to address the health needs of Florida students at such a critical time in their lives” .
“First Lady Casey DeSantis has devoted much of her time and effort to traveling across the state to speak to parents, students, and survivors to better understand how Florida can help provide their children with opportunities for a better future,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “This toolkit is a direct result of her dedication to 2.9 million K-12 public school students in Florida, and will be a valuable resource for our schools to use in their efforts to educate students about the dangers of drug use.”
like Florida the facts. your future. The initiative is expanding, and additional resources will be made available to schools to engage students and provide them with the tools they need to make decisions about their health and future.
Florida the facts. your future. The School Assemblies Toolkit can be found here.
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