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.
A network for youth who are active in making positive life decisions.
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.
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.
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.
Protective & promotive factors for healthy development and well-being.
Supporting Mental Health in Youth.
A step-by-step guide for using a social norms approach to address school-age and community-wide issues.
What are coping strategies and why are they important?
Listen to youth and families share their life stories and personal journeys and how resiliency supports their mental wellness.
Power Point by Dr. Ben Kirshner, Dec. 14, 2018, Ohio Adult Allies Conference.