LEAF Programs & Services
This fifth grade interactive health program has several complimentarycomponents. The core of the program is a set of seven experimental activities. Students explore issues of tobacco use and identify ways they can apply what they learn to their personal lives, their families, and their environment. Parent participation in the program is encouraged.
Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES) is a primary prevention program designed to give children a lifetime of protection from substance abuse.
Too Good for Violence
Too Good for Violence is a school-based prevention program that addresses the most significant risk and protective factors at each developmental level to help students learn the skills and attitudes they need to get along peacefully with others.
Too Good for Drugs
Too Good for Drugs is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among students.
Life Skills Training
LifeSkills Training (LST) is a, highly recommended, researched school-based substance abuse prevention program. It is uniquely designed, proven effective, and grounded in over 20 years of research. Rather than simply teaching information about drugs, LifeSkills combats the underlying causes of substance use.
Designed specifically for youth, 12-19, who are experiencing mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol or other drug use, the Teen Intervene Program provides education, support, and guidance for teens and their parents. Through this brief intervention, youth work one-to-one with a prevention specialist in identifying and changing their choices and behaviors.
Life Skills Training Promoting Health and Personal Development
Life Skills Training is a comprehensive, research and outcome based prevention program that emphasizes proven skills training methods. It addresses all of the most important factors leading adolescents to use one or more drugs by teaching a combination of health information, general Life Skills, and drug resistance skills over a three year time period.
Media Literacy Training
“Media Literacy is the ability to “read” television and mass media. Media literacy education teaches people to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, and PRODUCE media. Many studies suggest that such education can produce less vulnerable children and adolescents. National PTA’s, Teachers’ professional organizations, substance abuse prevention programs and the President have all endorsed media literacy. Children who understand the motivations and production techniques of media are less likely to adopt the destructive attitudes and behaviors that are depicted in the media. Media education represents a new and exciting approach to protecting children and adolescents from the unhealthy effects of the media.”
— P. DeBenedittis, Ph.D.
Julie Dostal, PHd, CPP Executive Director, has been trained by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to provide this training free to any organization that would like it. This training can be used for 6 CASAC, CPP, or CPS hours.
If you would like more information about this training, or would like to schedule a workshop, please contact LEAF at 607-432-0090 or 1-800-339-1894.
C.R.O.P. After School Program
CROP: Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership, funded by a BOCES grant, is an after-school program in which LEAF is an active partner and participant. It is designed to enhance the lives of youth living in Otsego and Delaware Counties.
Education and Training Events
LEAF’s professional staff presents informative programs and workshops to service clubs, churches, businesses, and school and parent groups.
All LEAF presentations provide accurate, current, culturally relevant and age-appropriate information.