Seven Counties Regional Prevention Center (RPC) brings together adult and youth community volunteers with state and local policy-makers, social service providers, educational staff, public health personnel, business and church leaders, and law enforcement representatives to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent substance misuse and violence.
The Regional Prevention Center collaborates and builds successful partnerships for a strong and healthy community.
Below are programs and services offered by the Prevention Services Division. Please click here to learn more and register for upcoming programs.
Technical Assistance & Consultation
The RPC helps bring community residents, leaders, and groups together to discuss their community’s strengths and needs to develop a comprehensive plan to address substance use, suicide, and related consequences. Services offered: community action and mobilization, coalition building, community assessment, evidence-based prevention programs, grant writing, program evaluation, and strategic planning.
Sources of Strength
An evidence-based, peer-led mental wellness program that has been shown to reduce a number of problems: substance misuse, bullying, violence and mental health crises (including suicidal thoughts and behaviors) and increase protective factors.
Too Good For Drugs
This is an educational program for youth in grades K-12. K-5 teaches the fundamental elements of social and emotional learning, 6-8 empowers teens to meet challenges by addressing more complex emotions and situations, and 9-12 explores practical guidance for understanding dating and relationships, violence and conflict, underage drinking, substance abuse, and healthy friendships.
Early Intervention Prevention (EIP)
An educational program for youth ages 13-20 who are at risk for, or are already experiencing, problems related to alcohol, tobacco or other drug use. Services include: brief assessment, educational sessions, referral and assistance to other community resources and case management if needed.
Zero Tolerance Program (ZT)
An educational program for youth under 21 with a zero-tolerance offense and referred by the courts. Youth must successfully complete all the recommendations as written in their court agreements. There is a $200 cost.
Guiding Good Choices
An educational program for parents of children in grades 4-8, and can be provided at schools, churches and other locations throughout the region. The program consists of five, two-hour sessions.
Staying Connected with Your Teen
An educational program for parents of teens in grades 7-12 how to improve their family management practices and strengthen the bonds between them and their children, resulting in substance misuse prevention, violence prevention and positive character development. The program consists of six, one hour sessions.
An educational program for women who are pregnant or recently post-partum. Participants learn how to make healthy choices during pregnancy, discuss resources available in the community and receive incentives for attending.
Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
An educational program for older adults that increases their knowledge and awareness of issues related to health and the aging process. The program consists of six, 2 hour sessions.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
An educational program for adults to increase knowledge and modify attitudes and perceptions about mental health, substance misuse and related issues, including how to respond to individuals who are experiencing one or more acute mental health crises. The course targets four different populations: youth, adults, public safety professionals, and the military. The training is eight hours long.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
An educational program designed to teach “gatekeepers” (those who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide e.g. parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers) the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. The training is one – two hours long.
Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
An evidence-based practice for primary care centers, hospitals, health departments and other community settings used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, misuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. The training is one – two hours long.
The Seven Counties Regional Prevention Center (RPC) is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and prevention of substance abuse and violence.
To learn more about any of these services, contact us at (502) 589-8600 or email email@example.com.