Programs & Information

Programs

Strengthening Families-The Strengthening Families program:For Parents and Youth 10-14 has made a difference in thousands of families in all 50 states and in over 25 countries.  The parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum is designed to strengthen parenting skills, build family strengths and prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. Youth need skills to help them resist peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors.  Research shows that protective parenting improves family relationships and decreases the level of family conflict, contributing to lower levels of substance abuse.

Too Good For Drugs and Violence-Too Good for Drugs and Violence is a comprehensive evidence-based substance abuse prevention curriculum for students K-12 applying interactive, social games and activities to promote healthy decision-making.  Too Good for Drugs and Violence programs empower children with social-emotional learning and substance abuse prevention skills they need to lead happy and healthy lives. We are the only organization in Nebraska with trained program facilitators.

Please call 402-871-5622 for current class information.

 

Information

The Opioid Epidemic

Nebraska’s Response to a National Crisis

The CDC recommends that in order to stop opioid abuse everyone should:
~Avoid taking painkillers more than prescribed
~Dispose of medications properly, as soon as treatment is done and avoid keeping them around the house
~Do not share, sell or use anyone else's prescription drugs
~Store prescription opioids in a secure place, out of reach of others(including children, family, friends and visitors)
~Discuss alternative pain relief options with your doctor


Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

The guide includes an overview of substance use among youth; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make kids more vulnerable to trying and using drugs, and protective factors to offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to children about drugs, regardless of their age; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.