ESCSB Prevention Services seek to reduce the problems related to alcohol, problem gambling, tobacco, opioids, and other drugs while encouraging overall mental well-being. Efforts to bring awareness of these issues to the community are combined with offering evidence-based curricula in partnership with local schools, community groups, and non-profit organizations.
Prevention Services work to reduce individual, family, and environmental risk factors while increasing resiliency and enhancing protective factors. We recognize that achieving comprehensive community wellness requires a collaborative approach.
The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is utilized to assess community needs related to the prevention of substance use disorders and the promotion of mental health. The Prevention Team helps to plan and implement evidence-based strategies and engage in evaluation following the implementation of these strategies.
The Office of Prevention develops, promotes, and delivers nationally recognized, evidence-based programs and services through a sustained comprehensive approach that incorporates home, family, school, and community environments.
Prevention services and activities provide educational, practical, and meaningful experiences for youth, families, individuals, and organizations in order to enhance and improve positive life and social skills and to develop appropriate peer and community support systems.
Programs are provided in a variety of formats including:
Community Education Programs
Community Coalition Efforts
REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT
Enrollment is based on federally approved criteria for Substance Abuse Prevention Services, program capacity, and individual eligibility. All ESCSB Prevention Services and programming are funded via state and/or federal substance abuse prevention funds, which provide the cost of services to each eligible participant. All materials and information will be provided at no cost to eligible participants.
Listed below are the services offered by Prevention Services:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Parents Workshop
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Training
- Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Counter Tools: Tobacco Prevention Merchant Education
- Harm Reduction Outreach
- QPR Suicide Prevention Education
- REVIVE! Lay-Rescuer Training (Naloxone training)
- Lock & Talk Virginia
- 5 Bridges of Wellness
- Health Planning Region V: Suicide Prevention Task Force
- Eastern Shore Healthy Communities
- Community Partners of the Eastern Shore (CPES)
- Executive Committee
- Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Committee
- Public Relations & Resource Assistance Committee
- Rapid Response Team (RRT)
- Fatality Review and Community Response Teams (FRCRT)
- Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Community Advisory Board (CAB)
- Trauma Sensitive Schools Advisory Committee
- Youth Coalition