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Youth Empowerment Activities After school Program

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES (YEA) AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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, Life Skills training, arts and crafts activities. During the 2017-2018 school year, Impact Prevention also partnered with OSU Extension and United Way of the River Cities to provide even more opportunities for youth. 

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Youth Empowerment Activities Summer Camp

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES SUMMER DAY CAMP

During the month of June, Impact Prevention facilitates a summer day camp, also located at Riverhills Community Building. This summer day camp is led by local youth staff. Students engage in team building activities, games, sports, music, arts and crafts and special outings.

 

Why We Do It

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Botvin Lifeskills Training ®

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 

 

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QPR INSTITUTE

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. 

https://qprinstitute.com/ 

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Youth-Led Prevention

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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Coalition Work

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 mollie@impactprevention.org

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