Delightful animal puppets are humanized to be like men, women and children we all know (including ourselves when we self-observe). The BABES PUPPET CHARACTERS ARE:
WHAT IS BABES?
Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES) is a primary prevention program designed to give children a lifetime of protection from substance abuse.
BABES accomplishes this by assisting young people to develop positive living skills and by providing them with accurate, non-judgmental information about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
This important information is presented in a manner designed to gain the attention of children and to enable them to develop a desire for healthful living and give them the ability to better understand how to protect themselves from alcohol and chemical dependency situations among their peers and within a family structure.
SPEC Associates has concluded that BABES K-3rd grade curriculum meets the criteria for being evidence-based as set forth in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The evaluation provided Class A Evidence and the evaluation evidence demonstrated an Outcome Evidence Rating of ‘effective’.
WHY START SO EARLY IN LIFE?
Health-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviors are formed at an early age. Many psychologists believe these are set before age five. Responses of children to
BABES demonstrate that attitudes regarding substance use and abuse and other health-related behaviors exist at this age.. and.. if not appropriate, these attitudes can be positively re-directed.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED?
BABES materials-created by working with children in pre-elementary and early elementary school groups-include bright. colorful, believable, lovable puppets (of washable durable materials). interesting, understandable stories, worksheets and a cassette tape. When children watch the puppets, and listen to the imaginative stories, they respond. Teaching guidelines. lesson plans and evaluation suggestions accompany each of the lessons-a package in which the presentation time is adjustable.
WHAT DOES BABES DO?
The purpose of BABES is to enable children to learn and practice living/loving skills and make positive early decisions about alcohol and other drugs. BABES is a classic present-day application of affirmative life principles.
The BABESWORLD Philosophy
Today’s children are tomorrow’s Future. Hope for the Future is dependent upon the existence of an environment which creates within each child the quality of self-esteem that is the basis for the realization of the child’s full potential: physical, mental and spiritual. It is the kind of environment which is strong, healthy, nurturing and safe. effectively addressing the problems of today’s youth, such as drop-outs, pregnancy, suicide and alcohol and other drug abuse.