Curriculum & School Resources

Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement

The Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement is part of the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB). The mission is to advocate for children and youth by assisting school boards in providing quality public education focused on student achievement, through effective local governance.

 American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum

American Indian Life Skills Development is a school-based suicide prevention curriculum designed to address suicidality by reducing suicide risk and improving protective factors among American Indian adolescents 14 to 19 years old.

 Booster Buddy

BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health. It allows them to manage their personal wellness journey as they work to establish and sustain positive habits through using coping skills, checking in with how they’re feeling each day, following self-care routines, increasing real-life socialization, and tracking appointments and mediation.

 Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. They work with schools, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids. The goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. They offer a Healthy Schools Program, Out-of-School Time Framework, and leadership program to help promote healthy habits and lifestyles for children.

 Kids & Teens Against Bullying

PACER’s Kids Against Bullying is a bullying prevention website created by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. It is a creative, innovative, and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action.

 Project ChildSafe

Project ChildSafe disseminates firearm safety kits (which include a gun lock and safety education brochure) through law enforcement agencies across the country.

SAVE’s LEADS for Youth Suicide Prevention Curriculum, Signs of Suicide (SOS) curriculum

SOS Signs of Suicide is a secondary school-based suicide prevention program that includes screening and education. Students are screened for depression and suicide risk and referred for professional help. The program aims to prevent suicide attempts, increase knowledge about suicide and depression, develop desirable attitudes toward suicide and depression, and increase help-seeking behavior among youth.

 School Suicide Prevention and Accreditation Program

The American Association of Suicidology offers an accreditation program that trains schools to instill evidence-based suicide prevention practices, prevention and postvention principles, how to reintegrate a student after a suicide attempt, how to identify risk factors for youth suicide, how to assess a youth at risk, how to deal with parents of a youth at risk and how to deal with contagion.

Teck John Baker Youth Leadership Program

The Teck John Baker Youth Leaders Program is built on the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation’s Natural Helper curriculum, and has been adapted to conform to the Alaska Native Inupiaq culture. Operating on the premise that youth seek support and guidance first from their friends when they have problems, the program identifies young people (mostly high school students) who are respected and trusted by their peers, and trains them to be effective supports and role models in their school and village communities.

The 4 Rs (Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships)

The Fourth R is a consortium of researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviors. They work with schools, parents, and community organizations to promote the neglected “R” (for Relationships) and help build this Fourth R in school climates.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) helps monitor the prevalence of behaviors that put Alaskan youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during adolescence and adulthood. It serves as a prevention, intervention planning and evaluation tool. The YRBS survey is a school-based survey of high school students administered in cooperation with the Department of Education & Early Development.