Youth-Led Prevention - Ashland County MHRB

For resources to manage COVID-19 stress, view our COVID-19 Resources.

Crisis Hotline: (419) 289-6111

Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Youth-Led Prevention






Youth-led prevention addresses the emotional and behavioral health of youth and young adults.  It means that youth hear directly from their peers about handling life issues.  They are given a voice in planning, decision-making,  implementation and evaluation processes.  Youth are involved in the entire prevention process.

Ashland County youth-led prevention is oriented to helping youth build strong social/emotional assets and mental health to address a wide range of prevention topics such as suicide, substance use, bullying, violence and others.






Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network

A network for youth who are active in making positive life decisions.

Ohio Teen Institute

A week long drug free leadership conference for high school students.  Through the program, develop the skills to become a positive leader within your school and communities.

Youth to Youth International

A community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students.  Harness the powerful influence of peer pressure - making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

 specific prevention initiatives

Develop students to be CARING leaders to change their surroundings.


Provides easy-to-use resources that can help youth cope better with life's stressors - day-to-day or in a crisis - an then take the steps to share with and support others.

COR Foundation

A not-for-profit organization, which translates scientific research into school-based youth programs and research-based practices for school personnel to facilitate prosocial development and reduce violence in K-12 schools and higher education.


more resources!


Youth Thrive

Protective & promotive factors for healthy development and well-being.

Resiliency Ohio Youth:

Supporting Mental Health in Youth.

Guide to Marketing Social Norms:

A step-by-step guide for using a social norms approach to address school-age and community-wide issues.



Promoting Coping Strategies in Youth

What are coping strategies and why are they important?

Stories of Resiliency:

Listen to youth and families share their life stories and personal journeys and how resiliency supports their mental wellness.

From Reflection:

Power Point by Dr. Ben Kirshner, Dec. 14, 2018, Ohio Adult Allies Conference.

Stress Less Week

A guide for creating supportive programming and communities.

Stress In Teens:

Strategies to identify and manage stress.

Engaging LGBTQ:

Power Point by Traci Bayless, Dec. 14, 2018, Ohio Adult Allies Conference.




Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County

1605 CR 1095, Ashland, OH 44805
Office: (419) 281-3139
Fax: (419) 281-4988
Crisis : (419) 289-6111



Follow us on:

Facebook Logo

LinkedIn Logo

Instagram Logo

YouTube Logo


Ashland Mental Health and Recovery Board      COQ Seal

Ashland Mental Health and Recovery Board

Board Portal • Agency Portal


Copyright © 2021 Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County. All rights reserved.