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Title: Kentucky Substance Abuse Prevention Programs


1
Kentucky Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
  • Division of Substance Abuse
  • Cabinet for Health Family Services

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
2
Prevention Activities
  • The Division utilizes a community mobilization
    approach that engages a wide variety of
    organizations in prevention activities
  • The activities presented here have directly or
    indirectly resulted from the services provided by
    Division prevention contracts.

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
3
Programs Targeting ChildrenOverall number of
children and youth reachedgt100,000
  • Elementary school programs
  • Heres Looking at You
  • Second Step
  • DARE
  • Too Good for Drugs
  • Know Your Body

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
4
Middle School Programs
  • LifeSkills
  • Project Alert
  • Project Northland
  • DARE
  • Get Real About Violence

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
5
High School Programs
  • Heres Looking at You
  • Get Real About Violence
  • YES Youth Empowerment System,
    involves youth in prevention activities
  • Intervention programs for youth who smoke
  • TEG
  • TAP
  • NOT

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
6
  • SYNAR checks to assure tobacco
    vendors are complying with laws
    prohibiting sales to minors
  • EIP Statewide Early Intervention Program for 1st
    time youthful offenders, zero-tolerance
    offenders, alternative school students, DJJ
    clients
  • SMART MOVES After school
    program (elementary, middle
    high school)

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
7
Programs Targeting Adults
  • Alcohol drug education for the workplace
  • Prime for Life for Adults
  • Outreach to pregnant women
  • Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Baby Love
  • Parent education
  • Preparing for the Drug-Free Years
  • Prime for Life for Parents
  • Parenting Wisely
  • Strengthening Families
  • Parents Who Care
  • Roots and Wings
  • Education for College Students
  • Prime for Life on Campus
  • Awareness Education
  • Prevention resource libraries
  • Distribution of pamphlets
  • Health Fairs
  • Web sites
  • Speaking engagements
  • Training for Substance Abuse Prevention
    Specialists
  • Prevention Academy
  • KY School of Alcohol Drug Studies
  • Preparing for Prevention

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
8
Community Activities
  • Organizing community summits to plan how to
    address urgent issues such as meth and
    prescription drug abuse
  • KIP Survey of 6th,8th,10th 12th grade students
    provides data at the school district level on
    substance abuse, violence and related risk and
    protective factors
  • Formation and guidance of community drug abuse
    task forces Champions
  • Formation and guidance of KY-ASAP local boards
  • Media campaigns Partnership for a Drug Free
    America, Take It Outside
  • Technical assistance to various organizations on
    how to implement prevention programs and policies
  • Parent Alert informs parents if their child
    makes an illegal attempt to purchase alcohol
  • Training of health, education, and social
    services professionals
  • Advocacy for preventive community policy changes
  • Smoke-free workplaces
  • More effective school policies
  • Reduced access to drug paraphernalia and OTC
    stimulants

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
9
  • More responsible retail advertising of tobacco
    and alcohol e.g. restrictions on all you can
    drink and similar marketing strategies that
    encourage heavy drinking
  • Eliminate marketing that appeals to youngsters
    e.g. Hands Off Halloween
  • SAFE HOMES parent networks for supervision and
    monitoring of youth party activities
  • Doctors and dentists screening of their patients
    for tobacco and other substance abuse, giving
    prevention messages, and referrals for treatment,
    if needed
  • Training of alcohol retailers and alcohol servers
    on how to card minors, and refuse service to
    intoxicated persons TIPS
  • Training tobacco vendors how to effectively
    identify and refuse sales to minors WE CARD
  • Grant writing Kentucky has been particularly
    successful in competing for DOJ Drug-Free
    Communities grants.

Diane Shuntich, Assistant Director Division of
Substance Abuse
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