Prevention Programs

Alcohol and other drug abuse is associated with a range of far reaching problems that affect students, families and the community (addiction, suicide, domestic abuse, violence, traffic fatalities, physical and sexual abuse, drowning).

Prevention Groups at school for all students:

Youth to Youth Groups (Peer to Peer) students work with Lifeways Counselors to help their peers make positive choices, provide peer to peer education and create awareness in the schools.

Education Groups for At Risk Students students attend 8-10 sessions during or after school. (Children of Substance Abusing Parents - COSAP).

Newcomer Groups students who are new to the community and school are considered to have an increased risk and this group offers new students an overview of positive ways to "fit in" to their new school.

Prevention Education in the Classroom:

Evidenced based social, emotional learning and skill building (i.e. alcohol, other drugs, bullying, stress management, coping and problem solving).

Outreach for School and Community:

Training, presentations and consultations regarding important trends in prevention (i.e.: methamphetamine awareness in the schools and community).

17 % drop in student alcohol use * based on 9 years of survey data

Prevention Stats

Classroom Education – 5,038 students with 2,110 classroom education hours

Prevention Curriculum – 1,088 students four classroom sessions

  • 388 students in two middle schools
  • 700 students in three high schools

Presentations – 3,950 students in middle and high school on multiple topics:

  • bullying
  • trusted adult
  • stress
  • coping skills
  • values
  • goal setting
  • communication
  • self-esteem
  • self-worth
  • alcohol and other drugs brain education
  • risk taking
  • personal responsibility
  • addiction and refusal skills
  • Choose Art – expressing yourself through art
  • driving simulator and distracted driving

Youth to Youth Groups (Peer to Peer Education/Support):

117 Peer to Peer students presented to 625 students = 742 students

  • Peer to Peer education on prevention of risky behaviors, family addiction (elementary, middle and high school classrooms)

Community and School Awareness Campaigns:

  • 870 students and adults participated
  • 309 hours of information presentations

PIC students over addiction

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