Prevention uses research-based curriculums, environmental strategies, coalition-building and other proactive and data driven strategies to prevent and reduce risk taking behaviors.
Northeast Delta HSA utilizes research-based curricula that help reduce targeted risk factors for high-risk behaviors and builds upon protective factors that reduce the risk. The National Registry of Evidence Based Programs promotes all of these programs. Pre and post-testing is conducted with all participants to be certain that results are being realized.
The Louisiana Center Against Poverty- 318-559-7886- Utilizes Life Skills and Kids don’t Gamble Wanna Bet. Both are programs target the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance abuse, gambling, and other risky behaviors.
West Carroll Safe and Drug Free Volunteers, Inc.- 318-428-2652- Utilizes Positive Action/Life Skills, and TNT (Towards No Tobacco) which provide an integrated and comprehensive program.
Louisiana Tech University-318-257-2651- Utilizes Project Northland, a multi-level intervention involving students, peers, parents, and the community in programs aimed at delaying the first use of alcohol and other negative behaviors.
Children’s Coalition- 318-323-8775- Utilizes Al’s Pal’s, a program used in Pre-K and Kindergarten using the adventures of puppets, Al and his friends, to help children make healthy choices. SOS stands for Signs of Suicide, which not only teaches peers how to react to their classmates’ depression, but also screens those that are at high risk.
SYNAR- Delta Recovery- 318-574-4164 Uses underage volunteers to attempt to buy Tobacco products and educates the merchants, students, and the community as to the consequences. Reinforces the request for ID, and explains why they need to be in compliance if they are not.
If you want to learn more about eligibility, NEDHSA staff will assist you with assessment, planning and/or referrals for services. Please call 1-800-256-2522.