Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention Education
Recovery and Prevention Resources offer at no charge a 10-week evidence/research based violence or substance abuse program to schools in Morrow County grades K-9. They schedule with classroom teachers and school guidance counselors.
Substance use and its effect on the body are introduced when developmentally appropriate. In the youngest grades, the lessons develop an understanding of what is healthy to put in the body and what is not. This foundation prepares students for discussions about tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use in later elementary years.
These courses include:
• Safe Use of Medicines: Grades K-5
• Effects of Tobacco Use: Grades 2-5
• Effects of Alcohol Use: Grades 3-5
• Effects of Marijuana Use: Grade 5
Program: Signs of Suicide
Program Description: The program provides a movie and presentation to teach students the warning signs of suicide and how to reach out for help for themselves or for a friend. A pre- and post-test are given to measure the retention of content. The agency also screens for depression and or suicidal idealization.
Summary of Services: Syntero provides prevention services to the four Morrow County public schools, grades K-12, and the Tomorrow Center. Prevention services are time limited brief interventions focused on building skills to prevent the onset or worsening of common mental health concerns. Prevention services can be provided on an individual basis, small groups, universal classroom presentations, professional development for teachers, or crisis response following a school tragedy.