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).