Community Prevention Services
UMADAOP Lucas County has a long history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based, long term community focused prevention program for children, families and adults. The programs work with parents, teachers, faith institutions and other community stakeholders geared to provide community-based education and information dissemination. The programs have goals and objectives aimed to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, (ATOD) provide education to help parents set clear expectations and monitor children, teach children how to cope with peer pressure, adopt positive conflict management strategies, and enhance family bonding.
Key components include the provision of universal, family-centered programs that promote the avoidance of ATOD use or abuse, help establish positive norms, plan a future free of risky behaviors, and provide guidance for youth to have positive interactions with parents and trusted adults. The UMADAOP Lucas County prevention programs are delivered by prevention specialists, and numerous community-based collaborative partners.
Prevention programs focus on education about protective factors that help build resilience to avoid SUD, risk factors for developing SUD, as well as managing family conflict and encouraging positive child involvement in families that works to strengthen attachments between parents and children.
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