AOD Primary Prevention Services:
BHCS Primary Prevention Providers use the Strategies for Primary Prevention Programs promoted by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP):
- Play a critical role in BHCS’s continuum of care for children and youth up to 18, & their families, and older adults.
- Provide strategies to reduce or prevent the use or abuse of alcohol and other drug related problems.
- Include activities directed at individuals who do not require treatment for substance abuse.
- Alternative Activities;
- Problem Identification and Referral;
- Community-Based Process, and
Primary Prevention Intervention Categories
- Universal Preventive Intervention activities targeted at the general public or a whole population with an average probability of developing a disorder or condition, e.g. all 5th grade students.
- Selective Preventive Intervention activities targeted at a vulnerable subgroup of the population whose risk of a disorder is significantly higher due to their association with this subgroup, e.g. homeless youth.
- Indicated Preventive Intervention activities targeted at individuals in high-risk environments who have minimal, but visible signs or symptoms of a disorder, e.g. delinquent youth who have been drunk or high on their school campus
All AOD Primary Prevention contracted providers use evidence-based and culturally-relevant practices to achieve program goals and objectives based on the 2013 Alameda County BHCS Strategic Plan for AOD Prevention Services. Several evidence-based programs include Project SUCCESS, Celebrating Families and The Parent Project
In Fiscal Year 13/14, AOD Primary Prevention providers reached 7,747 youth and their families and 1,180 older adults.
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