Too Good for Violence

Program Overview

Too Good for Violence is a school-based prevention violence 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 Violence has been propelled to national prominence, designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Too Good for Violence Curriculum features include:

  • Built-in character education attributes
  • Information for teachers, instructions for role-playing, normative education, bullying prevention, anti-bias tips, warning signs of violence and much more
  • Interactive exercises for parents and kids to build important family bonds and reinforce critical prevention skills at home
  • Updated kit materials, including puppets and colorful posters
  • Updated teacher resources, recommended books, videos, website and more

Helping Children Get Along Peacefully

Horizons Counseling and Education Center is offering this school based program to students in the Township of Smithtown. Too Good for Violence promotes protective factors that help children get along peacefully including:

  • Bonding - Creating a sense of belonging that results from having opportunities to participate and receive positive recognition from peers and adults
  • Norms - Promoting healthy beliefs and clear, positive standards
  • Skills - Enhancing the social and emotional skills for coping with anger and frustration, getting along with others, communicating positively, and negotiating conflict successfully

Too Good For Violence is available free of charge to all local school districts.