BHS seeks to reach three goals through its prevention services: to increase the number of people who abstain from the use of alcohol and other drugs, to delay, and to decrease the number of people who are high risk users of other drugs.
• Community Prevention programs (Health Fairs, presentations)
• Drug-Free Communities Grant
• Employee Assistance Programs
• Leadership & Prevention Program (Youth Board/ high school students ages 14-18) applications are accepted every May- June
• Alternative Events
Prevention Educational Classes
• PREP (Palmetto Retailers Education Program): http://www.daodas.state.sc.us/prep_main.asp A merchant education class used in an effort to better inform alcohol and tobacco retailers about the laws regarding underage sales and the potential consequences of selling alcohol and tobacco to minors. (held at BHSPC and local advertised community facility)
• Active Parenting 4th Edition: A six week comprehensive educational group that help parents of children ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. Further sessions on how brain development affects children’s behavior and decision-making, improved discipline and communication, how to prevent future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, parenting a special-needs child, and 7 Smart Things you can do immediately for school success.
• Anger Management for Adolescents: Evidence-based program Second Step (held at BHSPC and local alternative school)
• Adult Anger Management: This curriculum was published by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,and is used in part with other materials.This educational class is designed to help participants in a group setting to learn anger management skills.
• At Youth: Adolescent substance Use/Abuse Program Project Alert. (held at BHSPC and local alternative school)
• Calm Parenting University (Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Yelling): Calm Parenting University (CPU) is a four-week interactive program where parents of (teens ages 12 -18) gather to watch four dynamic one-hour DVDs filled with 40 concrete strategies, Biblical principles and real-world examples. Parents find support free of guilt, shame and judgment.
• Children in the Middle: A 4-week evidence based parent education program that makes parents aware of the serious emotional impact of putting children in the middle of their own conflicts during and after divorce.
• Tobacco Education Program (TEP): Underage youth that have violated tobacco law.
1. AET (Alcohol Enforcement Team-13th Circuit)
2. Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Coalition
3. Clemson Community Coalition (CCC)
4. Pickens County Health Coalition (ATOD Subcommittee)
5. DFC Statewide Coalition