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. 10 session program offered in grades K-12 in Delaware County.
•Develop personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressure, goal setting, decision making, etc.
•Gain information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a non-violent, drug-free lifestyle.
Schools/ Facilities implementing TGFD:
Burris Laboratory Daleville Elementary
Muncie Community Schools Wes-Del Elementary
Selma Elementary Muncie YOC
Police Departments providing Trained Facilitators:
Ball State University Police Daleville Police
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Indiana State Police
Contact Hayley Williams at 765-282-7988 if you are interested in becoming a cohort to implement Too Good For Drugs or becoming a trained facilitator.
Guiding Good Choices (GGC)
GGC is a free five-session 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.
What You Will Learn:
•Getting Started: The extent of the drug problem among adolescents
•Setting Guidelines: How to develop healthy beliefs & clear standards in your family
•Avoiding Trouble: How to say “no” to negative influences
•Managing Conflict: How to control & express anger constructively
•Involving Everyone: How to strengthen family bonds
Sessions are interactive and can be held at churches, community centers and other sites. Childcare & dinner is provided for families.
Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
WISE is a free six-session curriculum-based health education program for adults 60 years of age and older.
What You Will Learn:
•Increased 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.
•Join us for this fun program and celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it.
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.
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.