Prevention and Early Intervention
School-Based Prevention and Early Intervention
Students in Kindergarten—8th grade participate in prevention programs that provide education on critical age appropriate topics. The sessions are designed to help children develop new skills, and encourage children to make safe and healthy choices for themselves and others. Among the programs provided are: Personal Safety, Healthy Dating Relationships, Violence Prevention, Bullying & Teasing, Cyber Bullying, and a 6th grade specific program titled – Changes & Choices which covers a wide range of important topics. Prevention programs are being delivered in St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln, and Franklin County schools.
As a Department of Mental Health Prevention provider, our mission is to engage and empower communities to promote and support community wellness. We provide assistance in conducting community assessments; identifying risk factors influencing substance use and locating resources to address those risk factors; strategic planning; providing trainings to promote community efficiency in addressing drug and alcohol prevention needs, as well as educating on the effects of substance use. Currently we offer the following programs: Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Signs of Suicide (SOS), substance use/addiction education, Tobacco Free Missouri training and many more. School-based services include workshops for teacher professional development days, back to school fairs, support for prevention related activities and student prevention education training.
Services are offered in Audrain, Bates, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Henry, Hickory, Howard, Laclede, Morgan, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, Pettis, Pike, Pulaski, Ralls, Randolph, St. Claire, Saline, and Vernon counties.
Students in kindergarten through 8th grade participate in prevention programs that provide education on critical, age-appropriate topics. The sessions are designed to help children develop new skills and to encourage them to make safe and healthy choices for themselves and others.
Early Intervention Services are designed to help children identified as having emerging, mild to moderate behavioral problems, school adjustments issues, or emotionally-based social problems with the goal of preventing the need for more intensive services later in adolescence.