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Implement Project ALERT

Below you will find brief summaries of the key components of Project ALERT.


Project ALERT consists of 11 core lessons and three booster lessons, and each of those lessons. All lessons include a lesson plan and slides, while some also include student handouts, videos, or posters to help deliver the lesson content. All materials used in the Project ALERT curriculum are available on this website, and can be downloaded as individual files or as a lesson-specific ZIP file. Please create a Project ALERT account to access the curriculum.

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Online Training

The online training program is designed to help you successfully implement Project ALERT in your classroom. We encourage everyone delivering the lessons to complete the training first. The training begins with a program overview and is followed by a module dedicated to each individual lesson. We anticipate that the full training will take approximately six hours to complete. Please create a Project ALERT account to access the training modules.

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Case Studies

Project ALERT has been successfully implemented by organizations around the United States. Presented below are selected reports about this past experience that we hope will help guide future implementations.

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These candid interviews and fictional short films provide helpful conversation starters, amplifying Project ALERT lesson plans.

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Posters were developed to visually demonstrate concepts included in lesson plans.

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To support the implementation of Project ALERT we periodically send out an e-newsletter that will help keep you up-to-date on project goings on. This is our main mode of communication about any updates made to curriculum materials, research participation opportunities, news about current implementations, and other relevant items of interest.

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Join Us for An Exciting Multi-Year Study Opportunity

A new Project ALERT-GTO (Getting to Outcomes) study presents a rare opportunity to help boost efforts to keep youth healthy and drug-free. Project ALERT is joining forces with GTO, an evidence-based implementation framework that provides training and ongoing coaching to help organizations launch programs more effectively and get their desired outcomes. If you have been looking to implement a program like ALERT but have not had the resources to jump start it, this study may be able to help!

RAND Corporation, the nonprofit institution that runs Project ALERT and GTO, is looking to partner with a limited number of US school districts beginning in the 2021-22 school year. Teachers who participate in the study will receive stipends to participate in trainings and free access to Project ALERT and GTO materials, as well as enhanced support to implement ALERT effectively. Participating schools will receive an honorarium for their support of the study while the district will receive assistance in sustaining the program when the study ends.

To learn more about how you can receive an evidence-based substance use prevention program and coaching support at no cost
  • Send us an email: aphillip@rand.org
We would love to have you join us, but spots are going fast!

Study funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.