Central Valley Prevention Program works together with diverse community members, local organizations, and public agencies and youth/young adults to change community conditions that contribute to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) problems. This program provides effective community-level results through five strategies that produce sustainable outcomes including: data collection and analysis, community organizing, policy development based on environmental or community condition change, media advocacy, and enforcement.
The Prevention Program works in the cities and communities of Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Rialto, and San Bernardino but also conducts SUD prevention-related actives in the unincorporated parts of the Central Valley. The services included but are not limited to:
- Prevention Education and Trainings through community and youth action projects.
- Local coalition efforts to reduce underage drinking and other drug use.
- Awareness trainings on priority areas: Alcohol, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Opioid.
- Trainings to help youth and parents’ development of resiliency against high-risk behavior that may result in SUD issues.
- Leadership roles for youth and parents to represent their community at conferences and take ownership of SUD issues affecting their generation.