Friends of Prevention Coalition aims to identify needs and gaps in the community, access funding to enhance prevention programs and provide networking and training opportunities for prevention professionals.
‘A vision for a healthy community’; the SPF uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span.
Our Main Prevention Initiatives : ———————————————
Needs Assessment – the coalition surveys community needs and risks that interfere with the healthy development of individuals and the community.
Training – the coalition provides training opportunities for prevention professionals.
Environmental – the coalition produces media campaigns raising awareness on various prevention issues
Collaboration/Networking – the coalition hosts networking opportunities and engages community partners in collaborative projects.
Project Highlights: —————————————————————
Youth Leadership Committee: Ongoing project to incorporate youth (6th-12th grade) from the City of Richmond into our community coalition. Members participate in monthly leadership training meetings, community service activities, and field trips. Youth and families are welcome to join this dynamic group, please call 819-4068 for more information.
Community Seminars: FOPC provided funding for community organizations to host educational seminars on various topics (i.e. health and wellness, financial security, prevention and the faith community etc.)
Too Smart to Start: Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign (2008-2009): Project to raise awareness about underage drinking funded by the Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (GOSAP). Project funded multiple Sticker Shock activities for youth; provided the Reach Out Now educational curriculum and program incentives to partner agencies for Alcohol Awareness Month; hosted the Too Smart to Start Teens Against Underage Drinking Talent Expo at the Landmark Theater; and funded underage drinking prevention media messages on local radio stations
Membership is free and open to community members (youth and adults) and prevention professionals
We meet bi-monthly on the second Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
RBHA – 2nd Floor
107 S 5th St
Richmond, VA 23219
2007 Prevention Needs Assessment
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Underage Drinking DVD
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