PARTY: Preventing Abuse by Reaching Today’s Youth

The goal is to provide prevention education services to youth and adults on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Leo the Drug Free Lion and his crew provide services to both youth and adults in Angelina, Nacogdoches, Polk, Tyler, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Houston, Newton, Jasper, Trinity, Shelby and Sabine counties.

Services are provided to schools, community health fairs, retirement centers, day cares, head start programs, faith based communities, Boys and Girls Clubs, civic groups, business partners/drug free workplace, housing authorities, college campuses.

Leo the Drug Free Lion and his crew provide services to both youth and adults in Angelina, Nacogdoches, Polk, Tyler, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Houston, Newton, Jasper, Trinity, Shelby and Sabine counties.

Services are provided to schools, community health fairs, retirement centers, day cares, head start programs, faith based communities, Boys and Girls Clubs, civic groups, business partners/drug free workplace, housing authorities, college campuses.

The goal of the PARTY program is to provide prevention education services to youth and adults on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. To be effective in reducing the number of adolescents who abuse chemicals and become addicted through educating children, adolescents and parents about how to utilize skills effectively in handling the pressures surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse (ATOD).

For more information on prevention services contact:

Prevention Program Manager

Kim Simmons

936-631-8789

To schedule school presentations and LEO the Drug-free Lion visits contact Prevention Educators at:

Prevention Educator 

Shelly Doss

936-631-8782

Prevention Educator

Kelly Wilson

936-631-8765

 

Prevention Educator

Amy Dunn

936-631-8765

 

YPU: Youth Prevention Universal

YPU is a school based program which utilizes the research based Too Good for Drugs curriculum. Services are provided in Angelina, Jasper, Shelby, San Augustine, Houston, Nacogdoches, Sabine, Newton and Shelby Counties. The YPU program is delivered in schools to reach students in the classroom and offer education for 1st-3rd graders. Presentations are delivered in 30 minute sessions and YPU staff will work with students a total of 10 weeks. In addition to school based programming staff offer tobacco, alcohol and other drug presentations and alternative activities. Summer months offer camps, churches, Boys and Girls Clubs and Daycares an opportunity to receive services.

For more information on this program contact:

Program Manager

Linda Jones

936-631-8786

 

Prevention Specialist 

Amanda Holster

Prevention Specialist 

Jakoya Grimes

Prevention Specialist 

Charlotte Stanaland

Prevention Specialist 

Amanda Smoot

 

YPS: Youth Prevention Selective

YPS program provides service to school age youth in grades 3rd-5th in Angelina, Shelby, San Augustine, Tyler, Trinity, Polk, Jasper, Houston, Sabine, Newton and Shelby Counties. Staff utilizes the researched based Curriculum Based Support Group CBSG program, Kids Connection. Presentations are provided in classroom settings in participating schools over a 10 week cycle and are conducted in both fall and spring semesters. In addition to school based programming staff offer tobacco, alcohol and other drug presentations and alternative activities. Summer months offer camps, churches, Boys and Girls Clubs and Daycares an opportunity to receive services.

Staff are available for community functions including health fairs, school related events and youth driven activities.

For more information on this program contact:

 

Program Manager

Melanie Patterson

936-631-8780

Prevention Specialist

Elwanda Limbrick (part time)


Prevention Specialist

Lisa Thompson 

 

Prevention Specialist

Cecil Stark


Prevention Specialist

Ami Holton

 

YPI: Youth Prevention/Indicated

YPI services are available to Angelina, Shelby, San Augustine, Houston, Nacogdoches, Sabine, Newton Counties for youth enrolled in local and alternative High School settings. YPI staff utilizes the Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) curriculum which consists of 12 sessions. Participants receive individual counseling and crisis intervention as problems arise. This allows YPI staff to work with participants and families to make referrals for additional support services. In addition to school based programming staff offer tobacco, alcohol and other drug presentations and alternative activities. Summer months offer camps, churches and Boys and Girls Clubs an opportunity to receive services.

For more information on this program contact:

 

Program Manager

Shelly West

936-634-5753 ext 8781

 

Prevention Specialist 

Veronica Smith

 

Prevention Specialist

Stephanie Crager

 

Prevention Specialist 

Jason Wilson

Prevention Specialist 

Elwanda Limbrick (part time)

 

Community Coalition Program (CCP) - Nacogdoches County

The CCP Community Coalition known as NAC-CAN is a community based effort in Nacogdoches County to create community awareness regarding the health consequences of substance use and abuse specific to the state’s three prevention priorities of underage drinking, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Staff work with youth and adults in the community to create awareness on the dangers associated with use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

The CCP is always looking for increased participation from the community, both youth and adults to serve on committees which focus on creating a safer environment for Nacogdoches County.

To learn more about this program or to join the coalition contact:

 

Prevention Program Manager

Kim Simmons

936-631-8789

Or visit us

1407 N. University Suite B-2
Nacogdoches TX 75961

936-569-7678

Coalition Coordinator

Cindy Vargas


Community Liaison:

Ashley Brown

 

Community in Action (CIA) - Polk County

Polk County Community in Action is a community based effort in Polk County to create community awareness regarding the health consequences of substance use and abuse specific to the state’s three prevention priorities of underage drinking, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Staff work with youth and adults in the community to create awareness on the dangers associated with use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

The CIA is always looking for increased participation from the community, both youth and adults to serve on committees which focus on creating a safer environment for Polk County.

To learn more about this program or to join the coalition contact:

 

Prevention Program Manager

Kim Simmons

936-631-8789

Or visit us

1407 N. University Suite B-2
Nacogdoches TX 75961

936-569-7678

Coalition Coordinator

Jennifer Page


CCP Program Manager:

Linda Jones

 
 

Prevention Resource Center, Region 5

The Prevention Resource Center serves Region 5 in the Texas system of 11 regions. Region 5 covers the counties of Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler.

To request prevention training for an agency, contact the Region 5 Prevention Resource Center
by emailing prc5training@adacdet.org.

Data Coordinator:

Kim Bartel

936-631-8785

Tobacco Specialist

Linda Smith

936-631-8784

 

Program Manager:

Melanie Patterson

 

Visit PRC5.org or view Prevention Campaigns by Month.

Deep East Texas Opioid Response Program (DETORP) 

The Deep East Texas Opioid Response Program, or DETORP, is the collaboration of community partners to develop efforts in prevention, treatment, and recovery specifically targeting the Opioid Crisis. The program will serve all twelve counties in the Deep East Texas Region. Our services provided will be used to enhance existing programs within the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council. The program will also seek methods to provide education and awareness of substance use disorder and opioid use disorder to the community at large and other public health organizations. Through enhancing prevention, improving treatment, and maximizing recovery, the Deep East Texas Opioid Response Program aims to reduce the overall impact that  opioid misuse, opioid overdoses, and other substance overdoses have had on our region.

 
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