Prevention programs that teach social-emotional life skills and age-appropriate alcohol, tobacco and drug education to reduce anxiety, addiction and violence are available to schools and community groups in Lucas County. Programs run 10-12 weeks and are taught to whole classrooms or other groups weekly for forty-five minutes to an hour.
Second Step (Grades K – 3)
Improves behavior and reduces classroom disruptions to create a peaceful and respectful classroom. The program focuses on empathy, emotion management, problem solving, impulse control, and anger management. 10 week program.
Life Skills Training (Grades 3 – 6)
This program promotes health alternatives to risky behavior through activities rather than teaching information about the dangers of drug abuse. Life skills focuses on self-esteem, decision making, smoking facts, advertising, stress, communication, social skills, and assertiveness. 10 week program.
Project ALERT Program (Grades 7 – 8)
Motivates the students against drug use, provides skills and strategies to resist drugs, and establishes some new non-use attitudes and beliefs. Project ALERT focuses on why people use and don’t use drugs, consequences of smoking cigarettes and marijuana, drinking consequences and alternatives, internal and external pressures to use, inhalant abuse and resistance skills. 12 week program.
Prevention Services are provided at various school systems in the Toledo Area.
Harbor Prevention presents PAX Tool Workshops for Lucas County residents. PAX Tools is a FREE online parenting workshop that introduces a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers and other caring adults to create a nurturing environment that ultimately helps kids thrive!
For more information or to bring a Harbor Prevention Program to your school or community group, contact Dee Washington at 419-214-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.