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Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Program
IMG_20160430-1170x500_thumb.jpgAlcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Program

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The purpose of this program is to prevent alcohol and other drug misuse and abuse among youth through increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors.
Program activities include providing evidence-based curriculum in Jr/Sr high schools. The new edition of Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program is a ground-breaking substance abuse prevention program based on more than 30 years of rigorous scientific research. It is now updated to be the most effective evidence-based programs used in schools today. LifeSkills Training is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping children resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.”


This highly interactive program strengthens student resistance skills in the following areas:
Personal Self-Management Skills
• Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.
• General Social Skills
• Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
• Drug Resistance Skills
• Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
• Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.
• General Social Skills
• Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
• Drug Resistance Skills
• Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

AOD Prevention also provides Brief Interventions for Substance Using Adolescents, which includes individual prevention services for youth who have been suspended for alcohol and other drug-related offenses or who have been referred by a school employee or themselves. During brief intervention sessions, the youth will gain skills and resources to assist in coping with life’s pressures during critical stages, which have the potential to otherwise lead to negative choices. Available at Chester Jr/Sr High School, Quincy Jr/Sr High School, Portola Jr/Sr High School and Greenville Jr/Sr High School. Eight Plumas County youth have completed this program.

Friday Night Live and Club Live- Youth Development Organization provides peer-driven prevention based on a youth development framework motivated by youth-adult partnerships that enhance and improve local communities. Community service, social action activities, participation in advocacy for safe and healthy environments and promotion of healthy policies are organized by youth to appeal to youth. This program is currently in place at Quincy Jr/Sr High School, Portola Jr/Sr High School, and Greenville Jr/Sr High School and serves around 40 young people in Plumas County.

Community partners include:
Plumas Rural Services- SafeBase Program (Charter & Continuation Schools); Plumas Crisis & Intervention Resource Center; Plumas County Office of Education- Student Service’s Coordinators (Jr/Sr High Schools- Portola, Quincy, Greenville & Chester); Supplemental Nutrition & Assistance Program; Tobacco Use Reduction Program; 20,000 Lives Youth Prevention Group; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission; Northern Sierra Opioid Safety Coalition; and Plumas County Probation Department.

      


For more information, please feel free to contact the Alcohol & Other Drugs Prevention Program Team:

Meagan Miller
Health Education Coordinator/Plumas County FNL Program Advisor
(530) 283-6118


Nichole Reinert
Quincy High School Advisor
(530) 283-6990


Danielle Blust
Greenville/Portola High School Advisor
(530) 283-6990


Melodie Bennett
Chester High School Advisor
(530) 283-7098







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