Mental Health Prevention Program

Reach For Success Peer Mentoring: 
The Reach for Success Mentoring Program goes to five elementary schools where High School Mentors work with fifth grade students on Second Step curriculum. High School students get to choose which school/day works best for them! We provide training, materials, and snack. Transportation is also provided.

Coastal Connections: 
l Connections is a youth and young adult resource center funded through Mental Health Service Act (MHSA), staffed by Prevention Programs staff. The center serves youth and young adults, from 14 to 25 yearrs old. The center provides both prevention and early intervention services with resources and referrals for needs that cannot be met directly on site.


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs

Above the Influence:

Above the Influence is a new innovative social media program focused on shifting the social norms of youth and young adults in Del Norte County.  We know youth are influenced by friends/peers, stress, self-image, relationships, drugs & alcohol, pop culture and bullying as young as 5th grade.  Through social media and community events we hope to increase youth exposure to opportunities to engage in positive alternatives in Del Norte County and increase their resiliency to negative influences.

Del Norte Youth Council

Del Norte Youth Council (DNYC) is a group of high school students dedicated to increasing youth resiliency to negative social norms through social media and youth events. Four years ago the Del Norte Youth Council began to organize and network with community partners to host an annual one day Middle School Day Camp. Some of the DNYC youth developed workshops include: tips to stay healthy, social media, tips to navigate high school, power of music and social media, and ways to stay involved in the community.


Botvin Life Skills:
Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

Life Skills Middle School: LifeSkills Training is a comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkillsTraining Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

Life Skills High School: LifeSkills Training High School program is an integrated approach that helps to develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills.

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