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Kentucky Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

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Information about Kentucky Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
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Published on November 5, 2007

Author: Justine

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Kentucky Substance Abuse Prevention Programs:  Kentucky Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Division of Substance Abuse Cabinet for Health & Family Services Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Prevention Activities:  Prevention Activities The Division utilizes a “community mobilization” approach that engages a wide variety of organizations in prevention activities The activities presented here have directly or indirectly resulted from the services provided by Division prevention contracts. Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Programs Targeting Children Overall number of children and youth reached>100,000:  Programs Targeting Children Overall number of children and youth reached>100,000 Elementary school programs Here’s Looking at You Second Step DARE Too Good for Drugs Know Your Body Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Middle School Programs:  Middle School Programs LifeSkills Project Alert Project Northland DARE Get Real About Violence Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse High School Programs:  High School Programs Here’s Looking at You Get Real About Violence YES: Youth Empowerment System, involves youth in prevention activities Intervention programs for youth who smoke TEG TAP NOT Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Slide6:  SYNAR: checks to assure tobacco vendors are complying with laws prohibiting sales to minors EIP: Statewide Early Intervention Program for 1st time youthful offenders, zero-tolerance offenders, alternative school students, DJJ clients SMART MOVES After school program (elementary, middle & high school) Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Programs Targeting Adults:  Programs Targeting Adults Alcohol & drug education for the workplace Prime for Life for Adults Outreach to pregnant women Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Baby Love Parent education Preparing for the Drug-Free Years Prime for Life for Parents Parenting Wisely Strengthening Families Parents Who Care Roots and Wings Education for College Students Prime for Life on Campus Awareness & Education Prevention resource libraries Distribution of pamphlets Health Fairs Web sites Speaking engagements Training for Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists Prevention Academy KY School of Alcohol & Drug Studies Preparing for Prevention Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Community Activities:  Community Activities Organizing community “summits” to plan how to address urgent issues such as meth and prescription drug abuse KIP Survey of 6th,8th,10th & 12th grade students provides data at the school district level on substance abuse, violence and related risk and protective factors Formation and guidance of community drug abuse task forces: “Champions” Formation and guidance of KY-ASAP local boards Media campaigns: Partnership for a Drug Free America, Take It Outside Technical assistance to various organizations on how to implement prevention programs and policies Parent Alert: informs parents if their child makes an illegal attempt to purchase alcohol Training of health, education, and social services professionals Advocacy for preventive community policy changes Smoke-free workplaces More effective school policies Reduced access to drug paraphernalia and OTC stimulants Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse Slide9:  More responsible retail advertising of tobacco and alcohol; e.g. restrictions on “all you can drink” and similar marketing strategies that encourage heavy drinking Eliminate marketing that appeals to youngsters; e.g. “Hands Off Halloween” SAFE HOMES – parent networks for supervision and monitoring of youth party activities Doctors and dentists screening of their patients for tobacco and other substance abuse, giving prevention messages, and referrals for treatment, if needed Training of alcohol retailers and alcohol servers on how to card minors, and refuse service to intoxicated persons: TIPS Training tobacco vendors how to effectively identify and refuse sales to minors: WE CARD Grant writing: Kentucky has been particularly successful in competing for DOJ “Drug-Free Communities” grants. Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of Substance Abuse

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