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Core - FAQ

What is the All Stars Core program?

The All Stars Core prevention program includes fun and engaging activities that are designed to help youth identify positive ideals and futures, establish positive peer norms, commitment to positive behaviors, and bond to family, school and community.

What are the main goals of the All Stars Core program?

To prevent the development of problem behaviors, such as substance use, violence and premature sexual activity. The program does this by targeting five key areas related to the development of problem behaviors: (1) encouraging bonding to positive people and groups, (2) fostering positive normative beliefs that make risky behaviors unpopular, and (3) helping students understand that high-risk behaviors do not fit with their future goals (idealism), (4) encouraging youth to make commitments to avoid high risk behaviors and (5) promoting parental attentiveness. 

What age or grade is the program designed for?

The program is designed for youth in sixth and seventh grades (ages 11-14). 

How long is the program?

The program is designed to be delivered during sixth or seventh grades or to youth between the ages of 11 and 14 in community-based settings. Typically, the program is administered once a week for 13 weeks. 

How is the program structured?

All Stars Core is structured into thirteen 45-minute classroom sessions. There are eight additional supplemental sessions that may also be delivered if time permits. 

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

All Stars Core is delivered in sixth or seventh grade. All Stars Core is followed by All Stars Booster. All Stars Sr. is delivered to high school youth, usually in ninth or tenth grade health classes. 

Is All Stars Core a research-based program?

All Stars Core is recognized by SAMHSA as a research-based model program. It is strongly rooted in theories of behavior change, including the Theories of Reasoned Action and Social Learning Theory. The activities in the program target protective factors such as normative beliefs, commitment, idealism, bonding and parental attentiveness that have been found to prevent substance use, violence, and premature sexual activity among youth. 

How effective is All Stars Core?

Studies of the All Stars Core program have found that the program has a positive impact on the protective factors of commitment, idealism, bonding and normative beliefs. Please visit the research portion of the All Stars Core link to find out more about the evaluation of All Stars Core.

Have there been any independent evaluations of the program?

An independently evaluated field trial of All Stars Core was conducted under the direction Dr. Nancy Harrington of the University of Kentucky. Results from the evaluation revealed that students who received All Stars Core demonstrated significant decreases in substance use compared to students who did not receive the program. Results also revealed that classroom teachers were more successful at changing mediators designed to impact behavior (idealism, commitment, norms, bonding) compared to specialists. Please visit the research portion on our web site to find out more about this evaluation.

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use? 

Student pretest and posttest surveys are offered on our order form and online store. Pretest and posttest surveys are provided free to those who purchase the standard and complete student material packages. Surveys are not provided free of charge with the purchase of the basic student materials. However, you can still purchase pretest and posttest surveys directly from All Stars Prevention. Pretest and posttest surveys are processed by our vendor, Brilliance Analytics, LLC.

Order pretest and posttest surveys at our order link.

What makes All Stars Core different from other programs?

All Stars Core targets five mediators that prevent substance use and other problem behaviors. These include: 1) normative beliefs, 2) idealism, 3) commitment, 4) bonding, and 5) parental attentiveness. All Stars Core is different from other prevention programs in that it is the only CSAP model program and U.S. Department of Education promising program that targets idealism or lifestyle incongruence. Idealism teaches children to identify and engage in behaviors that fit with their ideals and to avoid behaviors that do not fit with those ideals.

Does the entire curriculum need to be taught for the program to be effective?

We strongly recommend that all thirteen classroom sessions be taught. The supplemental sessions can be implemented if time permits.

What special considerations should I make before I implement the program?

Prior to implementing the program, you will want to make sure that all individuals who will deliver the program receive training. Please visit the training portion of our web site for more information. 

Why would our school or organization want to deliver All Stars Core?

All Stars Core is a wonderful opportunity to provide a quality science-based prevention program to your students. The program targets mediators through engaging and interactive sessions that have been shown to prevent substance use and other problem behaviors among youth.

How much time does it take to deliver the program?

All Stars Core involves fourteen 45-minute sessions. Ideally, sessions should be delivered once a week and is usually administered over a period of 14 weeks. 

What grade level should I deliver the program to?

You can deliver All Stars Core in sixth or seventh grade. If you deliver the program in sixth grade, you can follow-up with the All Stars Booster program with the same students in seventh grade. If you deliver Core in seventh grade, you can deliver Booster to the same students the next year in eighth grade.

Is it possible to deliver the program through a community specialist or in a community setting?

All Stars Core can be implemented in a school or community setting.

Who should teach All Stars Core and what qualifications are recommended?

All Stars Core should be delivered by classroom teachers, a guidance counselor, or a prevention specialist. Teachers are strongly urged to attend a training. Please visit the training portion of our web site for more information.

What type of training services are available for the program?

Training is provided by Kathleen Nelson-Simley and is scheduled on-site at a time that is most convenient for the school. Kathleen Nelson-Simley also offers online training. Training includes an overview of the research basis of the program, concepts targeted by the curriculum, and specific sessions. Organizations that purchase the All Stars Core program will receive access to All Stars Online Community. All Stars Online Community is a support web site that offers just-in-time e-mail tips and a library of teaching tips to All Stars Core facilitators.

In what environment/situation should All Stars Core be taught? 

All Stars Core is designed to be taught in a school or in a community-based setting.

What materials are needed to teach the program? 

To implement All Stars Core, you will need a facilitator manual and student materials. All Stars commitment rings and t-shirts are optional. Please visit the order link on our web site for pricing and ordering information.

What is the cost of the program?

The All Stars Core facilitator manual is $100. Student materials (packaged in sets of 10) are $40 for the basic set, $70 for the standard set and $100 for the complete set. The standard and complete sets come with the pretest and posttest student surveys, program fidelity form online access and a $10 gift certificate to Walmart to help defray extra costs teachers may incur. All Stars commitment rings are $17.00 each and t-shirts are $8 to $9 each (depending on style). The All Stars movie slate is $20 and the All Stars banner is $60. Please visit the order link of the All Stars web site for ordering information.

May I preview the curriculum before purchasing?

Yes. You may request to review a copy of a facilitator guide. Simply fill out our order form. Put a note on the form that you would like to review a copy of the curriculum. Our billing department will send you an invoice for the cost. You have 60 days from the date of the invoice to review the curriculum. If you do not want to purchase the curriculum, you must return it in excellent condition to All Stars Prevention along with the unpaid invoice.

Is there a parent component in the program?

All Stars Core involves parents by having youth and parents complete take home assignments. Parents are invited to attend a parent meeting at the beginning of the program and are encouraged to volunteer with different activities.

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the order link on our website for information about placing an order.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

Booster - FAQ

What is the All Stars Booster program?

The All Stars Booster program comprises nine 45-minute sessions that are designed to reinforce what is taught in All Stars Core. The program is taught one year after completion of the All Stars Core program.

What are the main goals of the All Stars Booster program?

The goals of All Stars Booster are the same as those of Core - To prevent the development of problem behaviors, such as substance use, violence and premature sexual activity. The program does this by targeting five key areas related to the development of problem behaviors: (1) encouraging bonding to positive people and groups, (2) fostering positive normative beliefs that make risky behaviors unpopular, and (3) helping students understand that high-risk behaviors do not fit with their future goals (idealism), (4) encouraging youth to make commitments to avoid high risk behaviors and (5) promoting parental attentiveness.

What age or grade is the program designed for?

The program is designed for youth in sevent and eighth grades (ages 12-14).

How long is the program?

The program is designed to be delivered after completion of the All Stars Core program. Booster is delivered during seventh or eighth grades or to youth between the ages of 12 and 14 in community-based settings. Typically, the program is administered once a week for 9 weeks.

How is the program structured?

All Stars Booster is structured into nine 45-minute classroom sessions. There are six additional supplemental sessions that may also be delivered if time permits.

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

Each All Stars program reinforces basic concepts that are key to prevention effectiveness. All Stars Booster is delivered in seventh or eighth grade, one year after delivery of Core and reinforces concepts crucial to successful prevention.

Is All Stars Booster a research-based program?

Like All Stars Core, All Stars Booster is strongly rooted in theories of behavior change, including the Theory of Reasoned Action and Social Learning Theory. The activities in the program target protective factors - normative beliefs, commitment, idealism, bonding and parental attentiveness - that have been found to prevent substance use, violence, and premature sexual activity among youth.

How effective is All Stars Booster?

An evaluation of the All Stars Booster program found that youth who received All Stars Booster demonstrated less substance use compared to youth who did not receive the program. Please visit our research link on our website for more information.

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use? 

Student pretest and posttest surveys are offered on our order form and online store. Pretest and posttest surveys are provided free to those who purchase the standard and complete student material packages for All Stars Booster. Surveys are not provided free of charge with the purchase of the basic student materials. However, you can still purchase pretest and posttest surveys directly from All Stars Prevention. Pretest and posttest surveys are processed by our vendor, Brilliance Analytics, LLC.

Order pretest and posttest surveys at our order link.

Does the entire curriculum need to be taught for the program to be effective? 

We strongly recommend that all nine classroom sessions be taught. The supplemental sessions can be implemented if time permits.

What special considerations should I make before I implement the program?

Prior to implementing the program, you will want to make sure that all individuals who will deliver the program receive a training. Please visit the training portion of our web site for more information.

Why would our school want to deliver All Stars Booster?

All Stars Booster is a wonderful way to reinforce in students what is covered in the All Stars Core program.

How much time does it take to deliver the program?

All Stars Booster involves nine 45-minute sessions. Ideally, sessions should be delivered once a week and is usually administered over a period of nine weeks.

What grade level should I deliver the program to?

You can deliver All Stars Booster in seventh or eight grade after delivery of the All Stars Core program. If you deliver the Core program in sixth grade, you can follow-up with the All Stars Booster program with the same students in seventh grade. If you deliver Core in seventh grade, you can deliver Booster to the same students the next year in eighth grade.

Is it possible to deliver the program through a community specialist or in a community setting?

As with All Stars Core, All Stars Booster can be implemented in a school or community setting.

Who should teach All Stars Booster and what qualifications are recommended? 

All Stars Booster should be delivered by classroom teachers, a guidance counselor, or a prevention specialist. Teachers are strongly urged to attend a booster training. Please visit the training portion of our web site for more information. 

What type of training services are available for the program?

Onsite training is provided by Kathleen Nelson-Simley and is scheduled at a time that is most convenient for the school. Kathleen Nelson-Simley also offers online training. Training includes an overview of the research basis of the program, concepts targeted by the curriculum, and specific sessions. Please visit the training portion of our website for more details.

What materials are needed to teach the program?

To implement All Stars Booster, you will need a facilitator manual and student materials. Please visit orderlink on our website for pricing and ordering information. 

What is the cost of the program?

The All Stars Booster facilitator manual is $80. Student materials (packaged in sets of 10) are $10 for the basic set, $30 for the standard set and $60 for the complete set. The standard and complete sets come with the pretest and posttest student surveys, program fidelity form online access and a $5 gift certificate to Walmart to help defray extra costs teachers may incur. Please visit the order portion for ordering information. 

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the order link on our website for information about placing an order.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

Plus - FAQ

What are the main goals of All Stars Plus?

To prevent the future development of problem behaviors, including substance use, aggression and premature sexual activity. The program does this by targeting the following protective factors: normative beliefs, ideals, commitment, decision making skills, resistance skills, and goal setting.

What age or grade is the program designed for?

The program is designed for children in middle school, age 11-14. We recommend that the program be delivered in sixth or seventh grade. 

How long is the program and how is it structured?

The program consists of twelve 45-minute sessions that are supplemented with five additional sessions that can be delivered if time permits. All Stars Plus reinforces motivational concepts introduced in All Stars Core and All Stars Booster. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in duration. If delivered in sequence, All Stars Plus is ideal as a third-year dose of intervention, or it can be delivered during the same year as All Stars Core or All Stars Booster should a more intense intervention be desired during either of these years.

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

All Stars Plus is ideal as a third-year dose of intervention, or it can be delivered during the same year as All Stars Core or All Stars Booster should a more intense intervention be desired during either of these years.

Is All Stars Plus a research based program?

All Stars Plus is based on well established findings in the prevention literature and is rooted in theories of behavior change. All Stars Plus is designed to be delivered during or after completion of the All Stars Core program, which has been independently evaluated and recognized by SAMHSA as a research-based model program.

How effective is All Stars Plus? 

Phase I of a National Institute on Drug Abuse Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) pilot test project was completed during the 2003 school year. The evaluation results from this study were very promising and revealed that both the All Stars Core and All Stars Plus conditions were more effective in reducing substance use than the control condition. In addition, All Stars Plus (Core combined with the additional Plus components) was found to be more effective than All Stars Core alone. Please visit the research link on the middle school program page to learn more about this study

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use? 

Student pretest and posttest surveys are offered on our order form and online store. Pretest and posttest surveys are provided free to those who purchase the standard and complete student material packages. Surveys are not provided free of charge with the purchase of the basic student materials. However, you can still purchase pretest and posttest surveys directly from All Stars Prevention. Pretest and posttest surveys are processed by our vendor, Brilliance Analytics, LLC.

Order pretest and posttest surveys at our order link.

Have there been any independent evaluations of the program?

Not at this time.

What materials are needed to teach the program? 

To implement All Stars Core, you will need a facilitator manual and student materials. All Stars commitment rings and t-shirts are optional. Please visit the order link on our web site for pricing and ordering information.

What is the cost of the program?

The All Stars Plus facilitator manual is $80. Student materials (packaged in sets of 10) are $20 for the basic set, $40 for the standard set and $70 for the complete set. The standard and complete sets come with the pretest and posttest student surveys, program fidelity form online access and a $5 gift certificate to Walmart to help defray extra costs teachers may incur. Please visit the order link of the All Stars web site for ordering information.

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the order link on our website for information about placing an order.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com. 

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com. 

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

What are the main goals of All Stars Plus?

To prevent the future development of problem behaviors, including substance use, aggression and premature sexual activity. The program does this by targeting the following protective factors: normative beliefs, ideals, commitment, decision making skills, resistance skills, and goal setting.

What age or grade is the program designed for?

The program is designed for children in middle school, age 11-14. We recommend that the program be delivered in sixth or seventh grade. 

How long is the program and how is it structured?

The program consists of twelve 45-minute sessions that are supplemented with five additional sessions that can be delivered if time permits. All Stars Plus reinforces motivational concepts introduced in All Stars Core and All Stars Booster. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in duration. If delivered in sequence, All Stars Plus is ideal as a third-year dose of intervention, or it can be delivered during the same year as All Stars Core or All Stars Booster should a more intense intervention be desired during either of these years.

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

All Stars Plus is ideal as a third-year dose of intervention, or it can be delivered during the same year as All Stars Core or All Stars Booster should a more intense intervention be desired during either of these years.

Is All Stars Plus a research based program?

All Stars Plus is based on well established findings in the prevention literature and is rooted in theories of behavior change. All Stars Plus is designed to be delivered during or after completion of the All Stars Core program, which has been independently evaluated and recognized by SAMHSA as a research-based model program.

How effective is All Stars Plus? 

Phase I of a National Institute on Drug Abuse Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) pilot test project was completed during the 2003 school year. The evaluation results from this study were very promising and revealed that both the All Stars Core and All Stars Plus conditions were more effective in reducing substance use than the control condition. In addition, All Stars Plus (Core combined with the additional Plus components) was found to be more effective than All Stars Core alone. Please visit the research link on the middle school program page to learn more about this study

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use? 

Student pretest and posttest surveys are offered on our order form and online store. Pretest and posttest surveys are provided free to those who purchase the standard and complete student material packages. Surveys are not provided free of charge with the purchase of the basic student materials. However, you can still purchase pretest and posttest surveys directly from All Stars Prevention. Pretest and posttest surveys are processed by our vendor, Brilliance Analytics, LLC.

Order pretest and posttest surveys at our order link.

Have there been any independent evaluations of the program?

Not at this time.

What materials are needed to teach the program? 

To implement All Stars Core, you will need a facilitator manual and student materials. All Stars commitment rings and t-shirts are optional. Please visit the order link on our web site for pricing and ordering information.

What is the cost of the program?

The All Stars Plus facilitator manual is $80. Student materials (packaged in sets of 10) are $20 for the basic set, $40 for the standard set and $70 for the complete set. The standard and complete sets come with the pretest and posttest student surveys, program fidelity form online access and a $5 gift certificate to Walmart to help defray extra costs teachers may incur. Please visit the order link of the All Stars web site for ordering information.

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the order link on our website for information about placing an order.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com. 

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com. 

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

All Stars Elementary Program - FAQ

What are the goals of All Stars Elementary Academic Programs?

To prepare students for the transition to middle school, All Stars Elementary reinforces key constructs related to the prevention of problem behaviors:

  • Beliefs that make risky behaviors unpopular.
  • A sense of idealism.
  • Reinforcement of acceptable social behaviors.

What age or grade is the program designed for?

4th and 5th grade students.

How long is the program?

In 4th grade there are 9 science and math activities, 5 language arts activities, and weekly getting along activities. In 5th grade there are 21 science and math activities, 10 language arts activities, and weekly getting along activities.

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

All Stars Elementary is delivered in late elementary school, prior to All Stars Core. The program is designed to prepare students so that later programs are more effective.

Is All Stars Junior a research based program?

All Stars Elementary is based on well-established findings in the prevention literature. Research consistently demonstrates that early intervention is key for prevention. Though substance use and violent behaviors are rare among this age group, research shows that attitudes and beliefs related to problem behaviors change prior to problem behavior initiation. All Stars Elementary builds positive attitudes and behaviors that will protect students from high-risk behaviors later on. 

How effective is All Stars Junior?

A Phase I study of a National Institute on Drug Abuse Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) pilot test project of the school program was conducted during the 2000-2001 school year. The project involved 21 classrooms and over 400 fourth and fifth grade students. The evaluation results from this study were very promising. Fourth grade students receiving All Stars Elementary reported normative beliefs more inconsistent with problem behaviors than did the comparison students. Fifth grade students receiving All Stars Elementary reported ideals more inconsistent with problem behaviors than did the comparison students. Click here to read more about this study.

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use on site?

Organizations that order the standard sets of 4th grade or 5th grade student materials receive pretest and posttest surveys free as part of the order. Those interested in evaluating the effectiveness of All Stars Elementary within their organization who order the basic set of program materials may order the pretest and posttest surveys directly from All Stars Prevention at an additional charge.

What makes All Stars Junior different from other programs?

All Stars Elementary accomplishes education and character improvement goals simultaneously. All Stars Elementary fits within the normal scope and sequence of 4th and 5th grades. Because curriculum activities were developed to meet state education standards, Elementary activities can easily be integrated into the standard science, math and language arts curricula.

Does the entire curriculum need to be taught for the program to be effective?

Each section of All Stars Elementary affects a different outcome. The program will be less effective is activities or sections are skipped.

What special considerations should I make before I implement the program?

Teachers implementing the school version of All Stars Elementary should plan in advance to fit All Stars Elementary into their lesson plans and weekly schedule. Prior to implementing the program, you will want to make sure that all individuals who will deliver the program receive training. Please visit the training portion of our web site for more information. 

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the order link on our website for information about placing an order.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com. 

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com. 

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

All Stars Character Education - FAQ

What are the goals of the All Stars Character Education Program?

To help students understand and internalize six character qualities:

  • Being caring
  • Being forgiving
  • Being helpful
  • Being honest
  • Being respectful
  • Being responsible

What age or grade is the program designed for?

Upper elementary students and 4th and 5th grade students. 

How long is the program?

There are 15 activities, each of which lasts between 20 and 40 minutes.

What setting is best for delivering All Stars Character Education?

All Stars Character Education was originally designed as an after-school program, but can be delivered as part of an elementary school's character education program during class time as well.

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

All Stars Character Education is delivered in late elementary school, prior to All Stars Core. The program is designed to prepare students so that later programs are more effective.

How are parents involved?

Each activity includes a take home sheet for parents so that they can reinforce the concepts that have been taught.

Is All Stars Character Education a research based program?

The qualities targeted for improvement with All Stars Character Education are those most commonly addressed by all character education programs: being caring, forgiving, helpful, honest, respectful, and responsible. A formal evaluation study of the All Stars Character Education has not yet been completed.

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use?

Organizations that order the standard sets of student materials receive pretest and posttest surveys free as part of the order. Those interested in evaluating the effectiveness of All Stars Character Education within their organization who order the basic set of program materials may order the pretest and posttest surveys directly from All Stars Prevention at an additional charge.

What makes All Stars Character Education different from other programs?

All Stars Character Education accomplishes character improvement through learning activities that are engaging and that teach not only words but give students direct experience with character education concepts.

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the All Stars Prevention online store.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com. 

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com. 

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

Senior - FAQ

What is All Stars Senior?

All Stars Senior is a high school supplemental prevention curriculum. It helps schools meet health education goals by augmenting existing health education textbooks, teacher manuals, and curricula and by focusing specifically on improving student attitudes and behavior. The program is intended to help high school health teachers become more effective at preventing their students from engaging in a variety of risky health behaviors.

What are the main goals of All Stars Senior?

The main goals of All Stars Senior are the prevention and cessation of high risk behaviors, such as substance use, among adolescents.

What age or grade is the program designed for?

All Stars Senior is designed for high school youth ages 14 to 18.

How long is the program and how is it structured?

All Stars Senior is designed to be implemented into regular health classes. Each health topic has multiple activities to choose from. Teachers will usually implement two or more All Stars Senior activities per week. Lesson plans for each All Stars Senior activity are provided so that preparation time will be minimal.

How does this All Stars program fit with the other All Stars programs?

All Stars Senior is designed for high school youth and can serve as a booster program if students participated in the middle school All Stars programs. However, All Stars Senior can also stand alone if no prior All Stars programming was taught.

Is All Stars Senior a research-based program?

Yes, All Stars Senior was developed using research-based strategies for changing adolescent attitudes and behaviors. Results demonstrate reductions in alcohol use.

How effective is All Stars Senior?

Evaluation results for All Stars Senior revealed that there were significant reductions among students who participated in the program in lifetime and past month alcohol use, risky alcohol use, problem behavior, and alcohol-related problem use. At the one year follow-up, effects of the program continued for past month alcohol use, problem behavior and problem use. Effects on other substances (tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, or illicit drugs) have not yet been observed. The program altered targeted mediating variables. At follow-up, compared to control students, students in the treatment group had improved goal setting, decision making, school attachment, stress management, commitments, lifestyle incongruence, perceived pressure to engage in risky behaviors, and resistance skills. 

Have there been any independent evaluations of the program?

Yes. An independent evaluation has been completed by Dr. Rita O'Sullivan of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Click here to read more.

What evaluation tools are available for the customer to use on site?

For an additional cost, student surveys are available to evaluate the effectiveness of All Stars Senior. Pretest and posttest surveys can be ordered directly from All Stars Prevention. Please visit our order link to learn more. 

What makes All Stars Senior different from other programs?

All Stars Senior has practically no competition. It is the only attitude and behavior focused program available that targets high school students who have not yet developed addictions or serious behavior problems. Unlike high school textbooks that primarily focus on knowledge and information, All Stars Senior addresses root causes of attitudes and behavior.

Does the entire curriculum need to be taught for the program to be effective?

No. However, the more All Stars Senior is taught, the more effective it becomes. All Stars Senior is such an easy approach to teaching high school health that teachers look forward to completing activities with their students. Teachers are allowed to select which activities they implement. With few exceptions, the order in which activities are taught does not matter.

What special considerations should I make before I implement the program?

High school health teachers should link All Stars activities to the textbook material to be covered before teaching the program.

Who should teach All Stars Senior and what qualifications are recommended?

All Stars Senior is usually taught by teachers who teach the health education course at their high school. 

Do teachers need to be trained?

Training is highly recommended. Many concepts addressed in All Stars Senior are novel and training helps teachers understand how All Stars Senior achieves its effects. Training can also help teachers answer questions about how to make teaching more effective and efficient.

What type of training services are available for the program?

Teachers can attend a one-day training. Please contact Kathleen Simley at 1-800-822-7148 for information about training or visit our training link.

In what setting should All Stars Senior be taught?

All Stars Senior is designed to be implemented in health education courses in high school. However, All Stars Senior can easily be adapted for use in community settings, after-school programs, churches, day camps, and recreation groups.

How is the program taught in school classrooms given the time constraints in classrooms today?

The program is designed to work with the existing health education program at your school. All Stars Senior saves you time in that lesson plans are already created.

What materials are needed to teach the program? 

To implement All Stars Senior, you will need a facilitator manual (there are 3 manuals - Personal Health, Nutrition and Alcohol. Tobacco and Other Drugs) and student wellness journals. Please visit the order link on our web site for pricing and ordering information.

What is the cost of the program?

The All Stars Senior Facilitator manuals are $35 each. Student wellness journals are $10 each. Please visit the order link of the All Stars web site for ordering information.

Is the program copyrighted?

Yes, all portions of the All Stars Senior program are copyright protected. However, certain pages are left to the teacher to copy for use in class.

May I preview the curriculum before purchasing?

Yes. You may request to review a copy of a facilitator guide. Simply fill out our order form. Put a note on the form that you would like to review a copy of the curriculum. Our billing department will send you an invoice for the cost. You have 60 days from the date of the invoice to review the curriculum. If you do not want to purchase the curriculum, you must return it in excellent condition to All Stars Prevention along with the unpaid invoice. 

Who should I contact if I want to order materials or a preview copy of the curriculum?

Please call 336-601-9909. You may also order online or by fax. Please visit the All Stars Prevention online store.

Who should I contact if I want to schedule or register for training?

Contact Kathleen Nelson-Simley at 402-489-1072 or by e-mail at kathleensimley@gmail.com. 

Who should I contact about the evaluation of the program? 

Contact Brilliance Analytics at 336-906-4052 or by email at brillianceanalytics@gmail.com. 

Can you assist with writing my grant?

We will be happy to assist you with writing your grant. Please contact Kathleen Simley.

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