Geminus Prevention Services facilitates several substance use prevention programs in Northwest Indiana. For more information about our programs, contact Geminus Prevention Services at 219-757-1849.
Youth L.E.A.D. (Leading and Educating Across Domains) is a statewide evidence-inspired preventitive services program that promotes youth leadership. Built on youth-empowerment, Youth LEAD is modeled on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework with an innovative approach of integrating youth-driven environmental strategies to reduce and prevent substance use — Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) — through a peer-to-peer message.
Elder L.E.A.D. (Leading and Educating Across Domains) is a statewide mental health awareness and substance use/abuse prevention initiative tailored to the unique needs of senior citizens. This initiative addresses gaps in resources available to Indiana's senior population. The trainings provide older adults the tools needed to assist themselves as their own personal health advocate and to manage emotional changes.
Supporting Addiction Free Environments (SAFE) is made up of individuals and organizations that want to see the reduction of incidence and prevalence of substance use among adults and adolescents in Lake County, Indiana. This coalition brings together all sectors of the community to build a safe, happy, and healthy environment for its residents. Members include professionals from the prevention/education, substance abuse treatment/intervention, and law enforcement/justice fields. These members work together towards one goal: substance free environments for the Lake County, Indiana residents. Please consider becoming involved in the SAFE to join in the effort to combat drug and alcohol abuse in Northwest Indiana. Any Lake County, Indiana resident or organization is welcome to join. The coalition allows for community members and agencies opportunities for networking, partnership and referral services, as well as training and grant funding opportunities. For more information about SAFE, visit http://safeforlakecounty.org/ or call 219-757-1851
The Merrillville, Indiana Drug Free Community (DFC) was established to strengthen collaboration to support efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Awarded in 2015, the Merrillville DFC project is a 5 year project federally funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The project works with key sector leaders in Merrillville to identify and address local youth substance use problems in order to create sustainable, community-level change. Merrillville’s DFC’s action plan utilizes prevention messaging, environmental strategies, and model-prevention programs that focus on reducing alcohol use, binge drinking, and marijuana use among youth.
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The Lake County Partnership for Success (PFS) project provides critical resources to reduce prescription drug misuse among 12-25 year olds and alcohol abuse among 12-20 year olds. Awarded in February 2016, this project incorporates environmental campaigns and classroom programming. The campaigns implemented as part of the Lake County PFS include SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” and “What’s Your Side Effect,” a prescription drug abuse prevention campaign, and "Too Good for Drugs Curriculum".
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The Lake County Strategic Prevention Framework utilizes community-level, change strategies to reduce and prevent underage drinking, illicit drugs use, and prescription drug abuse. Public health approaches to preventitive services and behavioral issues — issues negatively affecting the community — include the following:
Al’s Pals: an evidence-based program with youth ages 3-5 that work to enhance self-efficacy skills, being implemented by Head Start
Too Good for Drugs: an evidence-based program being implemented in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana
College Alcohol Abuse Prevention: a partnership with local colleges and universities to run positive message campaigns to combat alcohol abuse
Team Awareness: through a partnership with Work Driven Strategies, this stress management evidence-based program is implemented in business and organization
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