The Delaware County Prevention Council (DCPC) is excited to be able to offer our county the following drug and alcohol awareness programs free of charge.
The Delaware County Prevention Council (DCPC) is launching a program to educate and encourage residents to make positive choices about drugs and alcohol. All of the programs are free of charge for participants. One of the components focuses on school-age children and high school students, another on parents and the third on senior education. A portion of the outreach is a media campaign targeting schools by using posters and public service announcements. Although all programs are free for participants, registration is required. The following new programs are: Too Good For Drugs, Guiding Good Choices, Wellness Initiative for Senior Education and What’s Your Side Effect.
Too Good For Drugs (TGFD)
A school-based, evidence-based prevention program. DCPC is offering the program especially geared for grade school levels three – eight. TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, have respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective community and social interaction. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a non-violent, drug-free lifestyle. The program consists of 10 sessions, which are 40-50 minutes in length.
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) High School level applies developmentally appropriate activities in an interactive, student driven format to build and reinforce essential social skills to include how to: set reachable goals; make responsible decisions; and resist negative influence.
Spring Program Cohorts Implementing Too Good For Drugs
- Boys and Girls Club Muncie
- Delaware County PRIDE Team
- Northside Middle School
- Northview Elementary School
- Boys and Girls Club of Muncie
Contact Hayley Williams at 765-282-7988 if you are interested in becoming a cohort to implement Too Good For Drugs
Too Good For Drugs Trained Police Department Facilitators
- Ball State Police Department
- Delaware County Sheriff’s Department
- Muncie Police Department
- Yorktown Police Department
Contact Hayley Williams at 765-282-7988 if you are interested in becoming trained to teach Too Good For Drugs
Guiding Good Choices
GGC is an evidence based prevention program suited for parents of children in grades 4 through 8 (9 to 14 years old). It provides the knowledge and skills needed to help parents guide their children through early adolescence. It seeks to strengthen and clarify family expectations for behavior, enhance the conditions that promote bonding within the family and teach skills that allow children to resist drug use successfully. This is a five-session curriculum (2 hours each) that addresses preventing substance abuse in the family, setting clear family expectations regarding drugs and alcohol, avoiding trouble, managing family conflict, and strengthening family bonds. Children are required to attend one session that teaches peer resistance skills. Sessions are interactive and can be held at churches, community centers and other sites.
- Dinner and Childcare will be provided. Gift Cards will be given for completing the program.
- While this program is free, registration is required
Spring Program Sites Offering Guiding Good Choice
- Ross Community Center
-1110 W 10th St.
– May 17th, 24th, 31st
– June 7th, 14th
-Contact Hayley Williams 765-282-7988 for questions and to register
Wellness Initiative for Senior Education
WISE is a curriculum-based health education program that offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. The sessions aim to help those 55 or older increase their knowledge and awareness of issues related to health and the aging process. Topics include discussion of risk factors and behaviors you should avoid to stay healthy. Examine how alcohol, prescription medications and over-the-counter medications affect seniors differently and how you can avoid problems. Join us for this fun program and celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it. This program is suitable for the YMCA, senior citizen centers, and other agencies working with older adults.
- Gift Cards will be given for completing the program.
- While this program is free, registration is required
Spring Program Sites Offering WISE
- YMCA of Muncie Downtown Location
-500 S Mulberry St
-Monday afternoons May 15th, 22nd, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
-Contact Amber Penrod at 765-741-5551 for questions and to register
- Forest Park Senior Center
-2517 8th Street
-Wednesday May 17th, 24th, 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st
-Contact Hayley Williams at 765-282-7988 for questions and to register
What’s Your Side Effect? (WYSE)
This is an alcohol and prescription drug awareness positive norms media camping for high school age students. It will include posters, public service announcements, highlighting how young people can achieve their dreams and goals without using alcohol or pills.
High schools implementing WYSE
- Cowan Jr./Sr. High School
- Daleville Jr./Sr. High School
- Delta High School
- Muncie Central High School
- Wapahani High School
- Wes-Del Jr./Sr. High School
- Yorktown High School
Funding (in part) was provided by the SAMHSA SAPT Block Grant through the Indiana FSSA/Division of Mental Heal and Addiction awarded locally to the Delaware County Prevention Council contract #0000000000000000000017206. The views expressed in writing or by speakers do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.