Prevention Support and Services

  • The Prevention Program offers an array of prevention resources in the form of publication, material, and training. Bully Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, Strengthening Families Program, and Asset Development are current trainings our program staff provides.
     
    TUPE

    Our Tobacco Use Prevention Education program is a consortium of four school districts, providing services to over 4,000 students in grades 6th -12th within Yuba County. Direct services are available to youth, and their families who are interested in learning how to quit using tobacco.   
     
    • Brief Intervention- Counseling type of intervention 2-3 hour long sessions for youth experiencing problems with their tobacco use, have a short history of dependence, and are uncertain about quitting.
    • Tobacco Awareness Prevention- Youth group for students who want to quit their tobacco use. This 8-week session focuses on identifying reasons to quit and prepares youth to quit use in week 7.
    • Tobacco Education Group-Also referred to as a Positive Alternative to Suspension, TEG motivates youth to consider quitting through an intense 8 session series of tobacco education classes.
    • Tobacco Free Generation- Focuses on pregnant and parenting minors and their families, interested in assistance in quitting or reducing tobacco use.
    Schools are encouraged to check out research-validated tobacco, alcohol and other drug prevention curriculum.
     
    Resources

    Project Alert- Project Alert-11 week sequential core lessons, once a week for 45-60 minutes in length, in 7th grade with 3 sequential booster lessons, once a week for 3 weeks in 8th grade. Addressing alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and inhalant use and focuses a social influences approach. http://www.californiahealthykids.org/fidelity

    Project Toward No Drug Use- This primary tobacco prevention curriculum is comprised of 12 lessons each 40-50 minutes in duration, implemented 3 times a week over 4 consecutive weeks. In teaching students to use decision making skills they learn how refuse alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The final activity allows opportunity for students make a commitment to avoid drug use in the future.
    http://www.californiahealthykids.org/fidelity

    Project Northlands- Project Northland-Slick Tracy 6th grade, first in the series, uses a comic book format to engage students in the fact and fallacies of use. Utilized in the sixth grade in Yuba County this program is available through eight grade. The goal of Project Northland is to delay the age of onset.  http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/projectnorthland
     
    Web Resources

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     Prevention Partnerships
     
    Sutter/Yuba Mental Health - Mental Health First Aid for Youth
     
    Facilitates an understanding of how to offer support to youth experiencing a mental health crisis until treatment is available or the crisis is resolved.
    Next training is scheduled for June 16, 2014.  For information contact Amy Molina-Jones.
     
    Yuba County Superior Court & Sutter/Yuba Friday Night Live - Choices and Consequences:  DUI Sentencing
    A factual DUI sentencing presented to high school students over the course of 2 hours to show the consequences of drinking and driving.
    The next program is scheduled to be held at Wheatland High School.  For more information contact Amy Molina-Jones. 
     
     
     
     
     
     

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