Initiatives

YEA

Youth Empowerment Activities

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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES (YEA) PROGRAMMING

During the months of August to May, YEA After School is conducted in the Riverhills Community Building. This after school program gives students in this area a safe place to go after school. Participants receive homework help, snacks, social skills building, positive adult and youth role models.

In June, Impact Prevention also facilitates a summer day camp. This camp is staffed and led by local youth. Students engage in team building activities, games, sports, music, arts and crafts and special outings.

YLP

YOUTH-LED PREVENTION

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YOUTH-LED PREVENTION

Our trained Impact Prevention staff facilitates Youth-Led meetings in high schools and middle schools in Lawrence Country. In these meetings, youth focus on activities to address issues facing them and their peers. Our county-wide Youth-Led Team ended the school year with a Teen Leadership Conference. To prepare for this conference, high school youth developed skits, curriculum and activities for students in grades 5th-7th. The focus for the conference was data driven from OHYES! results. Dawson Bryant, Rock Hill and Ironton School districts participated in OHYES! (Ohio Healthy Youth Environment Surveys). These consisted of questions about life choices and students in middle and high school completed the surveys.

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Life

BOTVIN LIFESKILLS TRAINING ®

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LIFESKILLS® TRAINING

Botvin Lifeskills® Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and engaging program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and life skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. Developed by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, a leading prevention expert, Botvin Lifeskills®Training is backed by over 30 scientific studies and is recognized as a Model or Exemplary program by an array of government agencies including the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

For more information contact:
Haley Shamblin haley@impactprevention.org
Eddie Neel eddie@impactprevention.org

WWW.LIFESKILLSTRAINING.COM

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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) which teaches the signs of suicidality and proper response, using trauma-informed approaches & language. This is an excellent, evidence-based program that is recommended by the CDC as a strategy to prevent suicide in communities. It is often referred to as the mental health equivalent of CPR. 

Coalition

COALITION WORK

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COALITION WORK – RIVER HILLS PREVENTION CONNECTION

Southern Ohio Adult Allies Regional Learning Collaborative is a strategic planning framework for Youth-Led Teams. The regional collaborative teaches adult advisers on the state’s required strategic planning framework for Youth-Led Teams. The mission of River Hills Prevention Connection (formerly called “Ironton on the Move”) is to encourage residents to build a healthier, more connected community. River Hills Prevention Connection unites service agencies, and shares strategies to empower community residents to make healthy choices. The River Hills Prevention Connection meets the third Monday of each month at 3:30 pm at the River Hills Community building. For more information contact:
Mollie Stevens
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SOURCES OF STRENGTH

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SOURCES OF STRENGTH

 

The mission of Sources of Strength is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength. Sources believes that many strengths are more powerful than one, and the united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.