Champlain Valley Family Center provides comprehensive substance use prevention services to Clinton County youth and families. Prevention staff from CVFC delivers Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) approved evidenced based curriculums to students in grades 6-12 to schools in Clinton County. The curricula are designed to educate and build skills around the following key areas: self-esteem, bullying, alcohol and substances, stress management, making healthy decisions, coping with anger, assertiveness, resisting peer pressure and resolving conflicts. Prevention Counselors work closely with school personnel to assure the district’s needs are being met.
Prevention staff from CVFC also provides individual sessions to students who are referred for a variety of reasons to Include: interpersonal relations, family problems, alcohol use, substance use, behavior problems, truancy or a crisis. The frequency of sessions is dependent on the student’s needs.
Environmental strategies focus on community-wide, proactive approaches that promote pro-social healthy behaviors. In Clinton County, CVFC has implemented “Talk 2 Prevent, Text 2 Prevent.” We also facilitate the bi-annual Sticker Shock campaign “Parents Who Host Lose The Most.” This initiative targets adults to raise awareness of the legal consequences of providing alcohol to those who are under 21 years of age.
Environmental strategies focus on community-wide, proactive approaches that promote pro-social healthy behaviors. Examples of current strategies that CVFC is implementing in Clinton County include: Talk 2 Prevent, Text to Prevent. CVFC also facilitates bi-annual Sticker Shock Campaigns “Parents Who Host Loose the Most”, focused educating adults regarding the laws related to hosting underage drinking.