Train Your Brain for Happiness

In our culture, the word “stressed” is too often used to describe how we’re feeling. One in five 9-17 year olds are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder each year. How can we become calmer, more positive, even happier people, and help our kids to be happier as well? According to Shawn Achor, professor of Positive […]

Programs to be Taught 100% In-Schools

In the Fall of 2017, The Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC) will shift to 100% in-school delivery and discontinue the “field trip” model that was once part of the RCC tradition. This change comes as a result of customer feedback and the organization’s commitment to providing cost-effective, science-based health education to the greatest […]

Parents Can – and Should – Play a Key Role in Preventing Teen Substance Abuse

Substance abuse takes varied forms and affects individuals of all ages in our community. Because of the heightened coverage and devastating effects, let’s focus on opioids: heroin and prescription pain pills and the impact on young people. From the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: One in four teens reports having abused a prescription drug at least […]


Take a look at a short video for an overview of our new puberty programming: This class picks up where Understanding Changes leaves off, focusing on the effects of the changes that occur during puberty. With additional information on both the male and female anatomy, students will explore the concept of respect for themselves and others. Difficult topics such as […]

Science Behind Drugs-FOUNDATIONS: Grades 4-5

Science Behind Drugs-FOUNDATIONS is the first program in our Science Behind Drugs continuum and starts with the basics. We outline different types of drugs including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants and medicines and their impact on the brain and body. Students will begin learning refusal and coping skills and become Peer Prevention Specialists. Watch a short […]