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Operation Prevention (Discovery Education) (Website available in Spanish)

Description:

The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.

Operation Prevention's classroom resources provide educators with engaging tools that are aligned to national health and science standards and integrate seamlessly into classroom instruction. Through a series of hands-on investigations, these resources introduce students to the science behind opioids and their impact on the brain and body.

Parent Toolkit: Parents can join the conversation with this family discussion starter. Additional information on the warning signs of prescription opioid misuse and a guide to prevention and intervention empower families to reach out.

Tag(s): All Disabilities Art/Health/Music/Physical Education (PE) Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Elementary High School Instructional Strategies Middle School Science