Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own HERO was developed in support of the Alberta Learning Program of Studies, 2002. It consists of six lessons that fulfill general and specific outcomes outlined in the CALM curriculum, which are listed at the beginning of each lesson.

This resource was also developed in support of best practices in addictions prevention, which requires programs to be:

  • based on accurate information, comprehensive and of sufficient duration
  • delivered at a time when it is relevant to students and addresses important life transitions
  • focused on the strengths and skills of people in order to build on them
  • designed to teach and give opportunities for practising life skills (for example, effective decision-making).

Be Your Own HERO is designed to be practical and valuable for teachers in a variety of CALM classes. Each lesson is 80 minutes in length, which can be extended or taught as two separate classes.