Youth Activities that occur after school at schools, churches, recreation centers, etc.
ATOD Environmental Prevention Strategies
These strategies focus on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) environmental activities.
ATOD Alternative Activities
These activities promote ATOD free alternatives in the community and school districts. These activities provide various school/community ATOD-free recreational and/or social opportunities. This includes recognition events. Functions intended to prevent substance abuse by involving youth and adults in providing a variety of community services.
ATOD Community Events
A wide array of services and methods for dissemination of information intended to educate individuals. Schools, families, and communities about specific substance abuse and health related risks, risk reduction activities, and other activities to promote positive and healthy lifestyles.
ATOD Community Prevention Partnerships
Community Prevention Partnerships are designed to engage partners from various sectors of the community in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of prevention activities.
ATOD Education Services
Drug and Alcohol education awareness and prevention services used to raise awareness on the harmful effects of ATOD through speaking engagements and basic ATOD recurring education.
ATOD Information Dissemination
These activities complement all other prevention services, activities, strategies and programs by disseminating information in printed, audio-visual format, etc. It includes, but is not limited to, distribution of ribbons, pamphlets, handouts, newsletters, videos, books, PSA’s and media campaigns.
Creating Lasting Family Connections
To assist high-risk children 9 to 17 years old of age and their families in a comprehensive family strengthening, substance abuse, and violence prevent ion curriculum that has scientifically demonstrated that youth and families in high-risk environments can be assisted to become strong, healthy and supportive people. The program consist of 6 modules that are administered to parents/guardians and youth over 18-20 weekly training sessions.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Strategy
This strategy is used to raise awareness and educate pregnant women, women of child bearing age and the general population about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in relation to preventable birth defects, developmental disabilities and behavioral health problems associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Services that promote ATOD awareness and education for parents and families.
Underage Drinking Program
This program is used to raise awareness/educate those individuals who have been convicted of underage drinking and to provide intervention services when needed.
To improve the following in children and adolescents (5 to 18 years old); academic achievement, school attendance, and problem behaviors such as substance use, violence, suspensions, disruptive behaviors, dropping out, and sexual behavior. It is also designed to improve parent-child bonding, family cohesion, and family conflict. Positive Action is an integrated and comprehensive program that has materials for schools, homes, and community agencies. All materials are based on the same unifying broad concept (one feels good about oneself when taking positive actions) with six explanatory sub-concepts (positive actions for the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas) that elaborate on the overall theme. The program components include grade specific curriculum kits for kindergarten through 12th grade, drug education kits, a conflict resolution kit, site wide climate development kits for elementary and secondary school levels, a counselor’s kit, a family kit and a community kit.
- Health and Wellness Fairs
- Worksite Employee Fairs
- Community Forums
- Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow in Clinton County
Pamphlets, Brochures, Videos, and Visual Aids
Student Assistance Program
To assist school personnel in identifying issues including ATOD and mental health issues which pose a barrier to student’s success. Services include assessment, consultation, referral and/or small group education for SAP identified youth.
Too Good for Drugs
To teach students in grades kdg through 12th grade how to build students’ resiliency and how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The program is designed to benefit everyone in the school by providing needed education in social and emotional competencies and by reducing risk factors and building protective factors that affect students in these age groups. TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, having respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective communication, and social interactions. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug free lifestyle. TGFD has developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level through 8th grade, with a separate high school curriculum for students in grades 9 through 12. The K – 8 curricula each include 10 weekly, 30 to 60 minute lessons, and the high school curriculum includes 14 weekly, 1 hour lesson plus curriculum through academic infusion in subject areas such as English, social studies, and science/health.