Community (Youth & Family Included)
Adults and community members can benefit from a range of programs available through The Prevention Council. Forums, sessions and other programs work to inform members of the community about the importance of educating children, teenagers and young adults about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use, while other courses can help intervene in the lives of those who have problems with substance abuse to help them make healthier, positive choices. Learn about the full range of our programs below.
Agency programs promote primary care visits versus avoidable emergency room visits saving $1,800 per person per visit
The Prevention Council works with communities to establish and sustain drug free coalitions. Coalition members are taught how to legislate change in their communities, contribute to Sticker Shock, host Town Hall Meetings, provide opportunities to develop leadership skills for youth, and build healthy environments.
Our adolescent program provides a brief educational intervention for those 14–21 years old using motivational interviewing and through follow ups for continued client support.
The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a national model and is the first research-based parenting program specifically designed for parents (with children ages six to 14 years old) working to overcome substance abuse.