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Coaches, Kids, and Chemicals 2018

January 10, 2018

Coaches, Kids and Chemicals is a one day event designed to engage and support the health and wellness of coaches and athletes. This yearly event also provides tools, resources, and education about the substance use/misuse issues facing student athletes and their teams. Event Coordinators/Sponsors: PreventionFIRST!, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Who should attend? Students in grades 9-11, coaches, athletic trainers, athletic directors, parents and booster members When: February 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Xavier University Cintas Center (1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207)&nbs...

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Recognizing Local Coalitions - Drug-Free Communities

October 26, 2017

Congratulations to our member coalitions awarded Drug-Free Communities grants! New grantee -  Coalition for a Healthy Middletown (yr. 6) ...

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Another Successful Coalition Academy

October 26, 2017

This year's PreventionFIRST! Coalition Academy brought more than 140 committed community members from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to the annual one day comprehensive prevention event in September.    Addiction Policy Forum President/CEO Jessica Nickel bro...

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Prevention First! Student Drug Use Survey

October 9, 2017

This fall marks the tenth cycle of the PreventionFIRST! Student Drug Use Survey (SDUS). This survey is administered every other year to schools in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Every school in our service region is invited to participate. Students at participating schools are asked questions abo...

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Bringing More Behavioral Health Prevention to Schools

September 7, 2017

In June, more than 160 people attended the Safe and Healthy Schools Summit in Columbus.  This opportunity was provided as part of the Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS) federal grant administered by Ohio.

The event, hosted by the Ohio Department of Mental Health ...

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