Program Implementation and Fidelity
The implementation manual provides step-by step instructions for completing each lesson, along with background and introductory material. Other components of the curriculum include two videos (one on assertive refusal and the other on combating tobacco use-specific social images), a student workbook, and an optional kit that includes posters and other instructional materials.
Virtually any school can implement Project TNT. A teacher training prior to program implementation, conducted by a certified Project TNT trainer, is recommended.
To ensure program effectiveness, the program needs to be taught with fidelity. Components of fidelity include:
- Completion of all 10 core lessons and 2 booster sessions, in the recommended time frames.
- Implementation of the lessons during 40- to 50-minute periods.
- Use of the program materials.
- Dedicated, enthusiastic, trained teachers.