The Council for Prevention offers support services for youth organization groups within the school or community setting. We currently provide support and programming for SADD Chapters and Natural Helpers groups for many of the school districts in Warren and Washington Counties. The Council can also provide out of the classroom education through afterschool programs, boys and girls clubs like 4H or scouts, we can work with athletic teams or other youth organizations and groups. We are very flexible and can typically find a way to craft a program to meet the needs of most groups and organizations. For more information or if you would like to get one of these programs started in your school contact Allison Reynolds (518) 746-1527 [email protected]
Students Against Destructive Decisions- SADD is a peer to peer education, prevention, and activism organization. SADD helps to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence, teen suicide and other destructive decisions.
Natural Helpers is a nationally recognized program where middle and high school aged students help their friends. Students who become Natural Helpers are recognized amongst their peers as being natural leaders, and people they gravitate to for support. Natural Helpers aren't professional therapists, rather, they are expert listeners and attempt to help their friends figure out their own issues by talking them through. Students naturally talk with their peers before any other adult, on issues relating to academic stress, boyfriend/girlfriend issues, or situations occurring at home. Every Natural Helper participates in a two day training to help them recognize when they can help their friends, and when and where to ask for help for issues beyond their comfort level.
“Teaching what healthy relationships are”
Safe Dates is the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse: a factor often linked to alcohol and other drug use. Safe Dates can be used in middle and high school. Safe Dates helps to equip students with the skills to develop healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management and
Highly engaging and interactive, Safe Dates helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships. Designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2006, Safe Dates was selected for the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings on all criteria.
Safe Dates can be implemented into:
• Health classes
• Youth Groups
• Girl and Boy Scouts
• Or any other group of teens