PF! Prevention Trainings in Greene & Williams Counties in OH
As part of PreventionFIRST!'s ongoing role with the Safe Schools/Healthy Communities grant, two trainings will be conducted by PF! staff in both Williams and Greene Counties in April that focus on prevention. Both counties, along with Harrison Hills in eastern Ohio, serve as SSHS sites for the five-year grant which is administered by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and managed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. PF! provides technical assistance around substance abuse prevention for the grantees.
The grantees requested information on the basics of the prevention field as well as how adults can incorporate, on a regular basis, prevention messages and methods with kids they come in contact with. Each of the presentations will be open to school district staff and members of the community. At the end of the grant, it is a goal to have each of the sites start to develop a community-based coalition.