The PFO Children's Program for Schools

Available for Grades PK-12 across the state of Oklahoma
Nearly one-in-four children in the United States experience substance use disorders in their family. The combination of genetics and the traumatic experience of growing up with the disease of addiction in the home makes means these kids are eight- times more likely to develop an addiction themselves. Through the PFO Children’s Program for Schools, we can bring help, hope, and healing to the families of Oklahoma without losing valuable learning time, as our program aligns entirely with Oklahoma Academic Standards for Health.
If you are a teacher, administrator, school counselor, or other school personnel and you would like more information, click "Request More Information" below to email our team with your questions or interest.
"During the winter of 2023, the Peaceful Family team led grades 2-5 in one-hour sessions once a week for six weeks. Before partnering with Wellston Elementary, the team willingly answered questions and shared resources, including the curriculum. The Peaceful Family team engaged students in critical thinking and problem-solving throughout each lesson. Students learned skills for dealing with daily obstacles and conflicts. They used high-quality strategies for managing and instructing students. The lessons were well-planned, and the materials were provided for each student. The team exemplified a model for teaching and learning so much that I encouraged teachers to visit the classroom and learn additional teaching strategies. I would recommend Peaceful Family to educational institutions to support whole-student development."

Susan Wray, Principal, Wellston Elementary

Students completing The PFO Children’s Program for Schools will experience grade-level learning outcomes for Oklahoma Academic Standards for Health, including:

Exploration and communication of feelings as a preventative tool
OAS 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
OAS 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
Understanding that substance use disorder is a disease and is not their fault
OAS 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors
Ability to identify safe people in their community to ask for help
OAS 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products and services to enhance health
Development of a self-care plan and ability to advocate for their personal health
OAS 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
OAS 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health
OAS 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

Professional Development

Our staff would love to support your school or district through professional development! Our team is available to speak to your staff on a variety of issues related to substance use disorder, including trauma-informed teaching practices, the current state of substance use disorder in Oklahoma and your local community, fostering hope amidst substance use disorder, and more. Simply click "Request Professional Development" below, and a member of our team will reach out to you.