Prevention/Intervention

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Improving your physical health can improve your mental health and vice versa. Similarly, problems in one area can impact the other. It is critical to make healthy choices for both your mind and body to achieve wellness.

Juvenile Court Flow Chart

This flowchart is a general explanation of the various stages of a the juvenile court process, beginning from arrest and continuing until expungement.

Prevention Overview

Prevention is a proactive approach; creating an environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, which prevents problems before they occur.

Red Ribbon Curriculum Weaving - Elementary

Geared specifically toward elementary-age students, these activities are designed to assist educators with weaving underage drinking prevention into already existing school subjects.

Red Ribbon Curriculum Weaving - High School

Geared specifically toward high school aged students, these activities are designed to assist educators with weaving underage drinking prevention into already existing school subjects.

Red Ribbon Curriculum Weaving - Middle School

Geared specifically toward middle school aged students, these activities are designed to assist educators with weaving underage drinking prevention into already existing school subjects.

Red Ribbon Curriculum Weaving - Physical Education

These prevention activities are designed to assist physical education teachers with addressing underage drinking during by weaving them into already existing activities.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week (October 23 – 31) is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the Nation and a way for people and communities to take a visible stance against drugs. The event is sponsored by The National Family Partnership.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Quick Facts

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice designed to identify, reduce, and prevent alcohol and other drug abuse and dependence. The SBIRT model calls for community-based screening for health risk behaviors. SBIRT offers an opportunity to identify problem drinking and substance abuse, triggering an intervention and referral to treatment if needed.

Seven Sacred Teachings

The traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the Native American way of life are built around the seven natural laws, or sacred teachings. Each teaching honors one of the basic virtues intrinsic to a full and healthy life. Each law is embodied by an animal to underscore the point that all actions and decisions made by man are manifest on a physical plain. The animal world taught man how to live close to the earth; the connection that has been established between the animal world and that of man has instilled a respect for all life in those who follow the traditional way.

Signs and Symptoms in the Classroom

Although the following are signs that may indicate a problem with alcohol or other drugs, some also reflect normal teenage growing pains. A problem is likely if you notice several of these signs at the same time, if they occur suddenly, and/or are extreme in nature.

Teen Suicide: Identifying Warning Signs and Ways to Respond

Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs – some more subtle, others more pronounced. Parents, friends, and other trusted adults are in a key position to identify the signs and get help. Suicide is preventable.

The Medicine Wheel

The Native-American concept of the medicine wheel symbolically represents a nonlinear model of human development. Each compass direction on the wheel offers lessons and gifts that support the development of a balanced individual. The idea is to remain balanced at the center of the wheel while developing equally the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of one’s personality. The concept of the medicine wheel varies among Native peoples: different groups attribute different gifts to positions on the wheel. But the following offers a generalized overview of some lessons and gifts connected with the development process.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are real, treatable medical illnesses. They frequently coexist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders. Eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder, can affect both genders. These disorders frequently appear during the teen years or young adulthood, but also may develop during childhood or later in life