Prevention Programs

posted Feb 1, 2013, 2:27 PM by County Website   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 3:53 PM by Dexter Lawson ]
Prevention Programs

Mental Health Prevention Program
Funded by the Mental Health Services Act

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.

Strengthening Families: 
A seven week evidence-based parent, youth, and family skill-building curriculum proven to:

  • Delay the onset of adolescent substance use
  • Lower levels of aggression in youth
  • Increase the resistance to peer pressure in youth
  • Reduce youth conduct problems in school
  • Improve parent skills including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits, and following through on consequences, while showing love and support for their children

Summer Momentum (Strengthening Families):
Summer Momentum is a program designed to offer youth ages 10-14 ways to stay engaged while having a fun, productive summer, while learning skills they can use all year long!   

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs

Friday Night Live: 
Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their 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.

 Online Resources

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