Although there are numerous evidence-based programs and practices implemented across the nation, prevention professionals often feel frustrated that some curricula seem a bit outdated and lacking activities that engage and empower children and youth. This workshop is designed to inspire creativity while providing examples of activities that can be used to enhance program without impeding fidelity. 


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • Specific “openers,” “middlers,” “closers,” and “extras” for the populations you serve
  • Program implementation vs. original program design
  • A working definition of fidelity
  • Prevention Games “Cookbook”


  • Implementation Fidelity, Sharon Mihalic
  • “First do it right,” Karen Blasé
  • The wRECking Yard of Games & Activities, Alanna Jones
  • Prevention Games “Cookbook”, Activities Contributed by: Hays Caldwell Council, Rainbow Days, Recovery Resource Council

Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshops (1.0 hr. ATOD Specific)


(KD, JD)