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The Hall County Sheriff’s Office ADVANCE programs offers proactive strategies to enhance protective factors for young people.

Sheriff Couch is committed to the education and safety of the children in Hall County.  Sheriff Couch dedicates five deputies to facilitate the A.D.V.A.N.C.E. (Avoiding Drugs, Violence, and Negative Choices Early) program to fifth graders at our twenty elementary schools in Hall County.   

The 10-week A.D.V.A.N.C.E. program has been used as a template for the Georgia Sheriff’s Association C.H.A.M.P.S. education model, and was recently adopted by the Gainesville Police Department.  Strategies include emphasis on development of social competence, conflict resolution, and positive alternatives to drugs,violence, cyber-bullying, and gangs.


In addition, informational lessons on personal safety, stranger-danger, internet safety, and water safety and health and fitness are facilitated through the fifth-grade curriculum.  For more information about the ADVANCE program, contact Lieutenant Gene Joy, M.A. at 770-533-7806 or by e-mail at: genejoy@hallcounty.org.  contact US





 

ADVANCE Lessons Topics:


LESSON ONE
THE INTRODUCTION

LESSON TWO
THE DANGERS OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO, “E” CIGARETTES,  VAPES, ALCOHOL AND EFFECTS ON YOUR BODY

THE POWER OF ADVERTISING PRESENTED

LESSON THREE
DRUG JEOPARDY
CONSEQUENCES OF DRUGS PRESENTED

LESSON FOUR
UNDERSTANDING AND AVOIDING VIOLENCE, BULLYING, AND NON-VIOLENT SAFETY STRATEGIES DISCUSSED
PEER PRESSURE DEFINED

REFUSAL STRATEGIES PRESENTED

LESSON FIVE
THE TRUTH ABOUT GANGS
NON-VIOLENT SAFETY STRATEGIES

LESSON SIX
INTERNET SAFETY, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND
SOCIAL “APPS” OF MAJOR CONCERN DISCUSSED. 
INTERNET
SAFETY STRATEGIES PRESENTED


LESSON SEVEN
INTERNET SAFETY REVIEWED

CYBER-BULLYING DEFINED
STUDENTS DEVELOP SOLUTIONS TO CYBER-BULLYING THROUGH CYBER-BULLYING 
SCENARIOS THAT ARE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED 


LESSON EIGHT
WATER SAFETY PRESENTATION
STRANGERS AWARENESS PRESENTED


LESSON NINE
PRESENTATION OF POSTER AND PLEDGE REVIEW


LESSON TEN
THE ADVANCE GRADUATION