7-Dippity

Educational Programs

7-Dippity specializes in developing and implementing innovative educational programs in communities and schools nationwide. For over 27 years, 7-Dippity has worked with public safety organizations, schools, businesses, community-based organizations and government agencies to develop educational programs on a wide-range of topics, including substance abuse prevention, science and health education, environmental education, mental health-related projects, gun safety, disaster preparation and recovery, and supportive psycho-educational materials on war and terrorism.

We can create an entire educational program from scratch, enhance a program already in existence, or create a smaller component as part of a larger campaign. Click on a box below to learn more about a few of our educational projects.

The next time you would like assistance in creating or enhancing an educational program for your organization, school system or community, give us a call. Please note that our fees vary per project. If you are interested in obtaining a quote or would like more information, please contact us at 1-866-734-7748.

If you prefer, you can adopt one of the characters or books from our online bookstore for your educational program. 7-Dippity created these characters and material specifically for the purpose of adoption by different agencies across the nation. Hospitals, police departments, businesses, schools and community service organizations sponsor these products for their area. Please see our Adoption Page for more information.

Twin Towers Fund Suicide Prevention Project for 9/11 World Trade Center Responders: 7-Dippity is currently engaged in a depression/suicide awareness and prevention project for responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, funded by the Twin Towers Fund. 7-Dippity is working directly with the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), New York City Police Department (NYPD), Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) and Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City (REMSCO), as well as numerous organizations providing support outside the Departments. Materials for the project are based on a peer-to-peer approach, using the responders themselves as the experts relating their experiences and coping advice to their respective colleagues, families and friends.

9/11 Pentagon Responders Project: As part of a Department of Justice grant from the Virginia Office of Victims of Crime, 7-Dippity developed a peer guide entitled "Our Challenges, Our Responses" to help first responders to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and their family members cope with the long-term effects of the attacks and assist in preparation for future deployments. "Our Challenges, Our Responses" is based on a peer-to-peer approach, using excerpts from interviews of Pentagon responders and family members to provide guidance, insight and "lessons learned" to their peers. 7-Dippity also created a pamphlet for family members of first responders that explains how the culture of an agency plays a role in a responder's coping style. The goal of the pamphlet is to raise awareness of this important topic and encourage responders to share more about the culture of the agency and their job with their families.

Helping America Cope Project: Elaine Sevin and Scott Sevin of 7-Dippity and Annette La Greca, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics of the University of Miami established the Helping America Cope Project in direct response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Project materials help children and adults cope with the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath. Funded by grants from various charitable foundations, in-kind contributions and private donations, the Project, supported by training materials and workshops, assisted an estimated 6 million people across America post-9/11.

A special edition of "Helping America Cope" was created for the Fire Department of New York City to assist children and other family members of Department personnel. The FDNY edition of Helping America Cope was recognized by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as an example of a positive, effective tool used to assist children and parents in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

United Way Of America's Mobilization For War Project: 7-Dippity created the Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of War and Terrorism Project with support and assistance from United Way of America as part of United Way of America's Mobilization For War Project. This Internet-based project helps children and parents cope with their feelings about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and threats of future terrorist attacks in the United States. Materials were designed to build resilience and encourage positive coping in the face of such stressful events, and were adapted into Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. An accompanying workshop was developed for educators and other adults who work with children.