Service Definition (Program Description) On Applebee Pond is a researched based curriculum designed by the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, Inc. In designing and developing the “On Applebee Pond” prevention curriculum Mercer County used as its foundation the prevention research that supports the identifying of risk factors and the strengthening of resiliency factors in children. OAP curriculum is targeted for pre-school, elementary and junior / senior high school students. OAP is designed as a cross-age teaching mechanism as the secondary level student facilitates the program which aids the pre-school and elementary age child in developing positive life skills. This puppet based program affords the opportunity to engage the students in prevention education simultaneously.
OAP is a comprehensive program with accompanying activities that allow the students to visually and audibly capture the content, interactively apply the information and demonstrate or model the skill learned. Pre / post tests and alternative assessment measures are included for measurement this purposes.
The program contains units of material that cover the following skills and information:
SELF ESTEEM – Pre-K & Grade 1 Grades 2-3
SOCIAL SKILLS – Pre-K & Grade 1 Grades 2-3
DRUG & ALCOHOL – Pre-K & Grade 1 Grades 2-3
PEACEMAKING – Grades 2-3
TOBACCO TIPS – Grades 2-3
How To Obtain This Program
OAP is available for purchase by contacting the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, Inc. 724-662-1550