Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),

This year, as part of the junior high level Healthy Living curriculum, our school will be using the curriculum supplement
A Question of Influence to guide learning about alcohol and other drugs.

A Question of Influence has been developed by the provincial government though the Department of Health Promotion and Protection and the Department of Education. The resource is well researched and is based on best-practice evidence that demonstrates what types of educational activities are most effective for 12- to 14-year-old adolescents. As a result, it focusses on the two substances junior high students are most likely to encounter—alcohol and cannabis—and it supports students in developing skills to avoid the use of these substances and stay safe.

A Question of Influence was tested in Nova Scotia schools and was well received by teachers and students alike. We are confident that your child will learn a great deal from the resource activities and benefit from the information received. Feel free to view the resource on the Department of Health Promotion and Protection’s website: [Click on Addiction Prevention].

If you have any questions or concerns about the information or activities contained in
A Question of Influence, please feel free to contact me.


Healthy Living Teacher

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