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Truth and Consequences Program

Truth and Consequences is an interactive and innovative approach to addressing expectations related to the topic of Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours in the Healthy Living strand of the Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Individual learning centres are available for Grade 7 - 12 classes. The lesson plans include:  speaker notes and backgrounder information, student worksheet, curriculum links and rubrics.

Secondary schools can implement lesson plans and consider hosting a school wide conference. The conference is designed to support the Grade 9 curriculum.

The Truth and Consequences program will support your students to learn about:

  • How alcohol and drug use can lead to negative consequences
  • Responsible decision-making skills.

Combined with other school-wide and classroom strategies, it can help to raise understanding of alcohol and drug use and can support addressing student well-being.

Currently under review.

  • Truth and Consequence lesson plans are available for teachers to use in their classrooms with students in Grade 7-12.

 

 

  • Some additional materials are required to support lesson plan delivery. Please contact your School Health public health nurse or your school board to obtain necessary additional materials.
  • Achievement Chart (PDF)
  • For an excellent follow-up activity check out Cycles, an interactive and engaging film-based resource that encourages teens to talk openly and honestly about decision making related to marijuana use. The resource features a 28-minute film about fictional high school students and their relationships with cannabis, as well as a facilitator’s guide with lesson plans, teaching tips, student handouts and quick facts about cannabis use.

Staff from the School Health program, in partnership with the Substance Use and Injury Prevention program, are available to support delivery of Truth and Consequences at your school. Contact your School Health public health nurse to find out more.

Truth and Consequences Conference for secondary schools

Truth and Consequences can also be delivered in secondary schools as a full day interactive conference involving students, staff and community partners. An online step-by-step planning guide is available to support organizers with preparing, implementing and evaluating the program. Public health nurses are available to provide support and consultation. The cost to deliver the conference is minimal. Please call SMDHU Health Connection at 705-721-7520 to request support and book a Truth and Consequences conference for your school.

The following resources are available to support your conference planning and delivery:

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