Programs & Services

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Support Center

Support and technical assistance for substance abuse prevention programs and strategies is provided to community coalitions in eight Missouri counties through a contract with the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Mentoring Makes a Difference

Adult mentors are matched with referred kids and they meet regularly in supervised settings. 40 matches are served. Support for mentoring is provided by the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, United Way of South Central Missouri, Phelps County Child Advocacy Network, and donations.

Parent Education

A four-session parent education program provided one-on-one with parents seeking to improve skills and practical knowledge in communication, discipline, child development, family stress, financial issues and other individual needs.

Anger Management Training

A four-session anger management training is provided one-on-one with individuals wanting to examine causes of their anger and learn new, effective methods of dealing with strong emotions. The training is provided by a licensed counselor.

Counseling for Kids and Parents

Short-term, free counseling services are provided for school-age kids and their parents experiencing moderate or reactive mental health problems. The service is provided through support of the United Way of South Central Missouri.

Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

This after school program is proven to prevent teen pregnancy and academic failure through positive youth development and service learning opportunities. It is supported through a collaboration with the Phelps County Health Department and funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Counseling for Adults

Private counseling services are available for individuals seeking help to overcome depression, stress, bereavement, anxiety, or tension and desire to begin living a healthier and happier lifestyle. Clients pay per-session fees.

Dads Mentoring Dads

Volunteers are matched with referred, struggling fathers to provide support and encouragement through a mentoring relationship for one year. Volunteers are provided training and support as they share ideas, make connections with other services, and serve as a role model with their participant father. Goals of the program include helping develop more effective parent and child relationships, reduce stress and increase problem solving skills, develop improved feelings of self-worth and hope, and improve successful employment skills. Click here to view the brochure. Click here to watch the training videos.

Bully Prevention Education

Since 2002, interactive bully prevention classroom presentations have been provided for students, teachers, and parents teaching effective skills and methods to change the school environment and reduce bullying behavior.

Teens Against Tobacco Use

Older students are taught fun, interactive tobacco prevention activities they then use as prevention and peer-education teams to teach younger students refusal skills and factual consequences of tobacco use.

Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Student teams are trained to mediate conflict between their peers through a structured, supervised process to prevent discipline referrals and violence at school.

Tobacco Retailer Education

Over 250 retailers are visited on-site each year to educate owners and employees about Missouri tobacco laws and support their efforts to prevent tobacco sales to minors. The service is provided through a contract with the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Grant Writing Assistance

Professionals with two decades of experience are available to provide technical assistance and contribute to writing grant applications in the areas of substance abuse, community development, education, mental health, and related areas.

Workshops and Training

A variety of topics are included in the professional development and education programs available. All workshops can be tailored to meet individual group needs. For information about specific topics and workshops available, please follow the “Workshops and Training” link on top of the home page.

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