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PREVENTION BASED PROGRAMS

SUBSTANCE
ABUSE PREVENTION  

(STRATEGIC PREVENTION FRAMEWORK)

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The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a grant funded comprehensive prevention approach to understanding and addressing substance misuse/abuse and related behavioral health problems facing communities.

 

The Lancaster County Partnership for Success Project was created to address these issues in our community particularly, underage drinking and prescription drug misuse (primarily Opioids). The Children’s Council manages this grant and implements campaigns along with our community partners and the Coalition for Healthy Youth to promote awareness and support prevention in our community.

TCC Student Assistance Program
Blow Bubbles, Not Smoke
Parent & Caregiver Resources
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2024

TEEN PREGNANCY  PREVENTION

PHAT(AO) Curriculum
Lancaster County School District
University of South Carolina Lancaster

YOUTH HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Youth Health Advisory Committee
DHEC
Office of Population Affairs
Parent & Caregiver Resources
Seventeen Days
Fact Forward Lancaster SC Data

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL

The Promoting Health Among Teens! (Abstinence Only) curriculum, PHAT(AO), was selected for its empirical validation, cultural competence, and capacity to address youth. This curriculum is implemented at all Lancaster County middle schools by TCC staff and co-facilitated by health teachers.

The PHAT(AO) Curriculum has three major components: 

-A strategic focus on goal setting and adolescent sexuality 

-Targeting knowledge, including information on transmission and prevention of HIV, STDs, and teenage pregnancy

-A comprehensive focus on skills for self-efficacy, negotiation and refusal skills, practice, reinforcement, and support.

The activities employ cognitive-behavioral strategies such as presentation, modeling, and practice of abstinence negotiation skills. It also employs a culturally competent video, games, role-plays, skill-building activities, and group discussions that build group cohesion and enhance learning.

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

 Positive Prevention Plus is an evidence-based STD, HIV, and pregnancy-prevention curriculum designed

for use with adolescents ages 13-17, and adapted for older youth and those in foster care.

This curriculum aims to help youth understand the poor reasoning and decision making that can lead to

unintended consequences, as well as to increase confidence, negotiation skills, and self-efficacy.

 

The high school level program consists of eight, one-hour sessions and is implemented at all Lancaster County high schools, co- facilitated by health teachers and TCC staff.

COLLEGIATE LEVEL AT USC-LANCASTER

The 17 Days model employs a theory-based interactive DVD designed to educate young women about contraception and STDs.

The DVD dramatizes different decision scenarios that young women face in relationships, allowing participants to practice what they would do in similar situations through use of "cognitive rehearsals."

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