Prevention Education Services
The Regional Office of Education #1 provides an evidence-based youth prevention education program that utilizes a curriculum approved by the Department of Human Services: Too Good for Drugs. Our Prevention Coordinator facilitates the curriculum to middle school students to help with setting short and long-term goals. A major focus of the program is to help implement strategies in an effort to increase youth’s knowledge of substance related risks and consequences, and to increase youth’s skill in resisting alcohol and drugs. Opioid education is currently being included along with the curriculum, which allows the Prevention Coordinator to assist students in developing and enhancing healthy habits and positive characteristics.
Additionally, the program promotes the Prevention Coordinator to work with a Youth Advisory Committee to implement communication campaigns targeting substance use prevention among youth.
The Prevention Coordinator also works with community members, schools, community coalitions, and other agencies to implement chosen strategies within our communities through data collected from the Illinois Youth Survey.
Participating Districts Include:
- Mendon CUSD #4
- Payson CUSD #1
- Liberty CUSD #2
- Western CUSD #12
- Griggsville-Perry CUSD #4
- Central CUSD #3
- Calhoun District #40