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Prevention Services

Prevention Services is a department of the Johnson County Mental Health Center and has been part of the statewide prevention network administered through addiction and prevention services, a division of Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (formally SRS), since 1990. Prevention Services is the local resource for comprehensive, professional substance abuse prevention services for individuals, families and community groups interested in deducing adolescent substance abuse and other problem behaviors. Prevention Services staff work to prevent substance abuse and it's negative consequences through community mobilization, coalition development, strategic planning, team building, multi-sector collaboration, grant writing, consultation and technical assistance, training and educational presentations, social marketing, legislative and media advocacy, program development and implementation, survey design, data collection, youth empowerment, research and evaluation. Some of the specific outreach and engagement activities include but are not limited to:

  • Coalition mobilization and organizational development
  • Delivery of a broad variety of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention education and skill building services to youth
  • Provide continuing education services and training throughout the county
  • Community mobilization and technical assistance to all school districts regarding CTC framework and the KCTC student survey
  • Provide education resources to the public through our R.R. Osborne Prevention Resource Library
  • Deliver alcohol, tobacco and other drug presentations and in-service trainings to JOCO schools                                                                          
  • Provide parenting education programs at the Adolescent Center for Treatment
  • Plan and implement the annual Youth Leadership Summit to assist JOCO middle and high school students with developing skills necessary to be positive role models to others and choose health behaviors.
  • Local substance abuse trend presentations through coalition efforts
  • PSA campaigns
  • Technical Assistance of the Kansas Communities That Care Survey utilization and data analysis
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