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Prevention Education 

The Prevention Education department strives to provide effective, fun, engaging prevention strategies to address substance use, violence, suicide, and parenting strategies through evidenced based curriculums in the schools and community. Our prevention specialists are certified through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board as Registered Applicants or Ohio Certified Prevention Specialists or through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing as Certified Health Education Specialist. 

For more information on any prevention programs or to schedule a program contact Sarah McCully at sarahmc@townhall2.com or 234-236-4803.

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Substance Use Prevention Education 

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  • Too Good for Drugs (K - 5th & HS): evidence based, in school program designed to mitigate the risk factors and to enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

  • Project Alert (6th - 8th): evidence based, in school program that addresses the pro-drug mindset of today's teens and effectively increases their likelihood to remain drug-free.

  • Substance Use Online Education Classes: short-term, early intervention program that is designed to increase awareness and interrupt substance use by youth before it becomes a problem.

    • Nicotine (2nd-HS)

    • Vaping (2nd - HS)

    • Marijuana (HS & Higher Ed)  

    • Alcohol (HS & Higher Ed)

  • Youth Led Projects (6th-HS): designed to empower youth to take leadership roles in promoting substance abuse prevention as well as mental health awareness in their schools while promoting healthy and fun alternative activities for students.

Mental Health Programs

  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) (6th - HS): Suicide prevention program that educates students about the relationship between suicide and depression and how to ACT (Acknowledge, Care & Tell).

  • Start With Hello (6th - HS): This Sandy Hook Promise program teaches students to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another. Activities and curricula are geared towards ending social isolation in three easy steps - 1. Identify a lonely person. 2. Reach out and help. 3. Start with a "hello," to help break the ice.

  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, & Refer): Adults working with youth learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help to safe a live from suicide.

Violence Education 

  • Personal Body Safety (Pre K - 5th): teaches students how to identify potential abuse; how to assert one's body rights, how to tell an adult when self-protection is not possible, and what to do if abuse is witnessed.

  • Stand Up (6th - 12th): teaches students to become aware of sexual assault, positive behavior skills that promote safe relationships, individual and self-respect, consent, and active bystander interventions.

  • Dating Violence Teacher Training (Middle and High School Staff): Topics covered:  dating violence, supportive/unsupportive relationships, warning signs and red flags, faculty prevention and intervention information.

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training (Childcare Providers, All School Staff): Topics covered: statistics, resources, types of abuse, the role of substance abuse, positive youth development, violence prevention, identifying abuse, dating violence prevention, handling and reporting disclosures.

Parenting Classes

Parent Education 

  • Active Parenting 4th Edition:  evidence based parenting group which provides information on effective parenting approaches for parents of children 5 - 12 years of age. Topics covered: discipline, communication, building character, school success, and self-care.

  • Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition: evidence based, self-guided, interactive computer-based program that aims to improve parenting skills, reduce adolescent behavior problems, and enhance relationships between parents and their teen children.

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