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Lake County Prevention Information Sheet 

 

Prevention in Lake County

Lake County Prevention collaborates with partners throughout the community to develop and provide a full continuum of needed and unduplicated services committed to ensure Lake County is a safe, supportive, and drug-free place for families and commerce.  Members of Lake County's community coalition UPIC (United Prevention Intervention Coalition) include government officials, early learning and school representatives, Public Health, social service providers, law enforcement, mental health organizations, Lake District Hospital, community justice programs, ministerial association, and other interested community leaders. 

Lake County Prevention coordinates Student Prevention Groups for all of the middle and high schools within the County.  Prevention coordinates with the Lake County Youth Mentoring Program to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.  Prevention strives to support Drug Free Workplaces programs for employers throughout the County.

Prevention activities have been funded through federal block grants, the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant, the Sober Truth On Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act grant, and Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant.

Lake County uses multiple prevention strategies to address alcohol, marijuana, and other drug abuse including:

  • Continuous Coalition Development and Recruitment
  • Reducing Social Availability of Alcohol to Minors
  • Compliance Checks
  • DUI Enforcement and Underage Drinking Prevention
  • Support of Zero Tolerance School Policies
  • Social Hosting Laws
  • Community education and mobilization

Please contact us if you have any questions, want to become a member of UPIC or a Student Prevention Group, or would like more information about prevention programs for your organization. 

Lake County Mental Health's Prevention Program

215 North G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630

Tel: (541) 947-5852 Fax: 541-947-2563

 

Prevention Coordinator Erik Larson

E-mail: erik.larson@lakecountymh.org

Community Coalition UPIC (United Prevention Intervention Coalition)

Co-Chair: Vicky Taylor

E-mail: vicky.taylor@kfhs4kids.org

 

Links to Prevention Websites:

www.drugfree.org : Resources, information and facts for parents, youth, and community members. Features The Parent Toolkit, drug fact sheets, tips on how to begin conversations with kids about drugs, Power of Grandparents, and an interactive guide to The Teen Brain.  Connect to toll-free, 24 hour Parent Helpline. Tambien en espanol.

www.abovetheinfluence.com : Helps teens be themselves and stand up to negative pressures or influences.

www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov :  Help on how and why to prevent underage alcohol use. Features quizzes & news content. Sections for youth, teens, families, educators, and community leaders.

www.parentingforprevention.org : Helps parents meet the challenges of preventing substance abuse and other risky behaviors.  Features parenting articles and a thorough list of links.

www.justthinktwice.gov:  Drug Enforcement Agency's straight-talking site addresses common misconceptions about drugs by supplying the facts from the latest and best research; DARE's Youth Advisory Board shares a useful blog.

https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org : Sign up for Know! Parent Tips (under Programs).  Empowering parents to raise their kids to be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free!

www.stopalcoholabuse.gov: Offers portal of federal resources and webinars to prevent underage drinking.

www.al-anon.org :  Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.

www.alateen.org: Part of the al-anon group, focused toward teen family and friends of problem drinkers.

www.drugabuse.gov: Latest science & data on commonly abused drugs and consequences of use.

www.ncadd.com: Drug and alcohol addiction and recovery information.

www.problemgamblingprevention.org: Offers information on how to recognize the signs of problem gambling and how to seek help.

www.linesforlife.org:  Dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide; YouthLine offers confidential teen-to-teen phone line and texting to help youth deal with bullying, depression, substance abuse, etc.

www.madd.org: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

www.sadd.org:  Students Against Destructive Decisions; also features teen driving safety research, safe texting awareness, and communication tips for teens and parents.

www.thecoolspot.gov:  Young teen's place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure; offers interactive educational tools designed for young teens.

www.noys.org:  National Organizations for Youth Safety-a network of over 65 organizations serving youth, features distracted driving awareness and safe driving tips.

www.lakeesd.k12.or.us:  Lake County Youth Mentoring Program (click on the link under Programs)

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