Schools

In-School Prevention Education

CACY Prevention Educators maintain credentialing through the state as Ohio Certified Prevention Specialists—that’s right, we specialize in prevention! CACY is funded by the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services board, United Way, grants and private donations, making these services FREE to you.

Lessons include interactive workbook activities, role play and games. Home Workout activities are provided to reinforce topics at home. Skills developed help students succeed socially and academically.

Contact andersont@cacyohio.org to request prevention education in your school.

Personal Skill Development & Substance Use Prevention Education

10 week evidence- based curriculum that covers the following topics:

K-2nd Grade
  • Goal Setting Making 
  • Responsible Decisions 
  • Identifying and Managing Emotions 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Bonding and Relationships 
  • Managing Peer Pressure 
  • Managing Disappointment 
  • Safe Use of Medicine 
  • Identifying and Avoiding Harmful Substances 
  • Making Healthy Choices
3rd-4th Grade
  • Goal Setting 
  • Decision Making 
  • Identifying and Managing Emotions 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Bonding and Relationships 
  • Peer Pressure Refusal 
  • Effects of Alcohol Use 
  • Effects of Tobacco Use 
  • Understanding Safe Use of Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medicines 
  • Healthy Choices
Intermediate-High School
  • Includes more in-depth information on 3rd-4th grade topics as well as the effects of marijuana use, inhalants/ street drugs, and problem gambling prevention.

Social and Emotional Learning & Bullying Prevention Education

5 week, evidence-based curriculum that covers the following topics:

K-2nd Grade
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management and Mindfulness
  • Identifying and Managing Bullying Situations
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
3rd-4th Grade
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Identifying and Managing Bullying Situations
  • Being a Positive Role Model
6th Grade-High School
  • Includes more in depth information on 3rd-5th grade topics as well as healthy teen dating and social media awareness

LEADS: Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention

2-3 lessons focusing on suicide risk and warning signs, bystander intervention tips, review of important local resources, and school-wide public awareness activity. This interactive program is designed for grades 7-12.

Awareness Month Activities

School-wide activities which promote prevention awareness month themes such as:

  • January: Goal Setting
  • February: Random Acts of Kindness
  • March: Problem Gambling Prevention and Drug Facts Week
  • April: Take Down Tobacco, Alcohol Awareness, Stress Relief
  • May: Mental Health Awareness
  • September: Suicide Prevention Month
  • October: Drug Free Month, Bully Prevention Month
  • November: Gratitude
  • December: Drinking and Driving Prevention

Youth-Led Groups

Lunchtime and after school groups for adolescents dedicated to spreading the message to fellow students of the benefits of living a substance free lifestyle. Students develop communication, self-confidence and leadership skills.

After School / Summer Program

CACY Prevention Educators are available to facilitate social and emotional skill building lessons at your after school community site or summer program.

Safety Towns

Interactive lesson facilitated by prevention educators with incoming kindergarten students helping them understand safe and unsafe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines and making responsible choices to keep their bodies healthy as they grow.