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Classroom Connections

Arrive Alive

Prevention/Intervention Counseling

Model Programs in the Middle and High School

All Stars

Project Alert

Toward No Drug Abuse (TND)

Reconnecting Youth

Teen Intervene

Family Matters

Other, Non-Model Elementary Programs:

Classroom Connections

SAMHSA Character Education

Prevention/Intervention Counseling

Protecting You Protecting Me

Second Step

Model Programs in the Elementary Grades:
School-based programs offered by the Prevention Team

Prevention strategies designed to reduce individual risk factors for and/or the use of substances and gambling behaviors. These individuals do not meet criteria for substance abuse or dependence, or pathological gambling, but they may be exhibiting symptoms of early involvement.

Designed for all persons in a population group, these are programs and messages appropriate to the group aimed at preventing the use of substances and gambling behaviors.  Typically they will focus on increasing awareness of the issue, changing behavioral norms and helping students develop the social and other life skills necessary to prevent initiation of the problem behaviors.

Prevention activities which target support to specific groups – out of a total population - that are deemed to be at higher risk for substance use, abuse and/or problem gambling behavior by virtue of their membership in a particular population segment. For example, research shows us that recent high school dropouts are at higher risk, as are children of substance abusing parents, spouses/partners of individuals in addiction treatment, older adults who take medication and consume alcohol, etc. This is NOT a measure or assessment of an individual’s personal risk.





Prevention is a pro-active, evidence-based process that utilizes programs and strategies that have shown effectiveness in preventing or reducing substance use and problem gambling. Both research and experience in the field have shown that substance abuse is inter-related with a host of other social problems and high risk youth behaviors such as violence, early sexual involvement, smoking and dropping out of school.

Engaging students and faculty as they create an environment supporting healthy decisions.

Programs in your school

District alcohol and other drug (ATOD) policy

We welcome the opportunity to participate in reviews/rewrites of school ATOD policies. We have done much work with athletic/extra-curricular code development.

Other, Non-Model Middle and High School Programs:

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Other School-based Prevention Team Services:
Staff Training

Generally provided at the request of district administration in response to identified issues or concerns. Recently we developed an “Inhalant Awareness” presentation for staff, which was also made available to the public. We have done similar work in the past with underage drinking, building student resiliency, etc. We have also helped district administration, staff and parents interpret the results of Essex County’s bi-annual student survey.