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PREVENTION & EDUCATION

Education tools for all ages

Community

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER OF NORTHWEST OHIO

Providing behavioral health services across Northwest Ohio. School-based Prevention Education Programs include:

DINA School– a social skills program for groups of children ages 3-8. This is part of the Incredible Years curriculum, and uses life-size puppets, practice activities, role play and games to teach children appropriate social and emotional skills. Preschools and schools can request DINA School programming at a minimum of 11 half-hour sessions with an agreed-upon regular schedule. This program is ideal for preschool, child care groups and kindergarten to second grade classrooms.

Botvin Life Skills Training– a comprehensive and exciting program designed for elementary, middle/junior high and high school students that provides these adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills needed to successfully navigate challenging situations. This research-validated program addresses the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote substance use and other risky behaviors in children, and promotes behavioral responsibility to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors. The curriculum may be implemented in any subject area, and can be taught across multiple subjects, which allows for flexibility in meeting the needs of various classroom settings. Schools may request services that are conducted in a classroom setting.

1100 N. Vandemark Rd., Sidney Oh 45365 | 937-710-4616 | Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Youth

CHARACTER PLAYBOOK

The NFL and United Way have teamed up to give thousands of middle school students the tools to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships.  Learn More

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT - A drug awareness program every parent should attend.

Parents have the chance ot search a mock teen bedroom. A local expert will educate parents on the various ways drugs and alcohol use can be “hidden in plain sight.” Contact  to learn more.

PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG-FREE KIDS

A nonprofit supporting families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. Learn More

D.A.R.E.

Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. Learn More

DRUG USE PREVENTION EDUCATION RESOURCE GUIDE
Download this excellent resource by the Ohio Attorney General for prevention education in our schools. Ohio Attorney General’s Drug Use Prevention Education Resource Guide
PROJECT PURPLE

Students learn that they do not need drugs and alcohol to meet life’s challenges; that they are perfect the way they are. Learn More

Parents

START TALKING!

Parents, mentors and peers can make a difference just by talking to the young people in their lives about drug use. Start Talking! gives parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives. Learn More

Workforce

TAKE CHARGE OHIO

An initiative to empower all Ohioans to work together to use pain medication safely. We are patients, family members, doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, parents, children, people struggling with addiction, people in recovery, people in pain, and people who want to make a difference. Learn More

FREE OPIOD TOOLKIT

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Working Partners have developed and made available a FREE Opioid Toolkit containing resources that will enable employers to refine or retool their operations in response to the opioid epidemic. Learn More

PRESCRIPTION DROPBOX PROGRAM

Citizens can safely and securely dispose of unused and/or expired prescription medications.

There are two Prescription Drop Boxes located in Shelby County:

Sidney Police Department Lobby: 234 W. Court Street/Sidney, OH/45365

Shelby County Sheriff Department Lobby:  555 Gearhart Road/Sidney, OH/45365

This website is funded through a grant from The Community Foundation of Shelby County.