Cherokee County School Resource Officers are continuing to show their commitment to improving the SRO Program to make it the best possible.
Earlier in the year, the SRO Unit was awarded with a more than $15,000 grant for a drug and violence prevention program to be taught in Cherokee County Schools.
Last week, SRO Sgt. Jordan Kelley and SRO Brandon Harris trained in the ‘Too Good For Drugs and Violence’ curriculum and implementation.
Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The lessons introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, developing self-efficacy, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure and influence.
Too Good for Drugs teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:
- Setting Reachable Goals
- Making Responsible Decisions
- Bonding with Pro-Social Others
- Identifying and Managing Emotions
- Communicating Effectively
Pictured with Sgt. Kelley and SRO Harris is Mendez Foundation VP of Training and Implementation Cindy Swartzwelder.