We provide outreach and education to the community on various topics related to substance use. These presentations can be tailored to meet specific needs and topics.
Our participation in many local initiatives around issues of mental health, suicide prevention, housing, and youth substance use, supports partnerships with the wider community and ensures that our clients’ voices are heard and their interests are represented.
This room display and presentation provides parents with clues from a teen’s bedroom to help them determine whether their child might be experimenting with drugs or alcohol. A walk through the room and follow-up discussion guides parents in what to look for and how to talk with their teens about drug and alcohol use
Drug-Free Workplace Program
What can employers do to combat drug and alcohol abuse and its many detrimental effects on the workplace, such as decreased productivity and increased accidents, turnover, absenteeism, and worker’s compensation costs? The Council has developed Drug-Free Workplace presentations for local businesses, and we can assist employers in developing formal written policies regarding drug and alcohol in the workplace.
Our prevention team is equipped with a variety of programs that they can tailor and implement in any number of unique school settings. From prevention and education to intervention, our programs are evidence-based and designed to deal with substance use topics in age-appropriate ways. The Too Good program, one of our prevention curriculums, addresses life and resiliency skills and substance information over 8 to 10 forty-minute classes for grades K-12. Other programs, like Preventure or Teen Intervene, are intervention tools that address specific warning signs, risk factors, and use-patterns based on the individual needs of the students. Looking for more specifics? Our team is happy to meet and discuss the options available, and determine the best fit for your school, team, or classroom.
Teen Intervene is an evidence-based intervention program designed around the SBIRT model. Over the course of three sessions, teens who have been impacted by substance use meet one-on-one with one of our team members to discuss their behaviors, determine how those behaviors are affecting their goals, and identify what changes they are willing and able to make. Throughout the program, referrals to other services may be made based on the individual’s experience.