Montgomery County ADAMHS offers a variety of prevention services and community educational resources by supporting the following programs: 

Community Programs

Camp Mariposa
Camp Mariposa serves children ages 9-12 who are exposed to drug addiction in their families.  Campers participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with education and mentoring.  Camp Mariposa Plus provides an evidence-based curriculum to the family members of the children participating in Camp Mariposa.  Utilizing the Creating Lasting Family Connections curriculum, it is designed to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use and other negative outcomes by promoting community and family connections as a protective factor.

For more information please contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.
Prime For Life
This is an evidence-based motivational prevention program designed for people who might be making high-risk choices. It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by changing beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, motivations, and the knowledge of how to reduce their risk of alcohol and drug related problems throughout their lives.

For more information please contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.
Risky Business
A six-session prevention intervention that targets all risky behaviors, including decision making, violence, gambling, risky sexual behavior, and alcohol and other drug prevention. Currently conducted in Montgomery County Juvenile Court and Children Services.

For more information  please contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.

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Rx Medication Safety Campaign
This campaign increases community awareness in order to decrease the accessibility and availability of prescription medications in Montgomery County. The campaign utilizes Generation Rx messages and trainings to cover proper storage, monitoring, and disposing of medications to decrease the likelihood of those medications being used for abuse purposes. Another component of this campaign is the distribution of lock boxes and medication disposal pouches, all of which can be obtained by request from Goodwill Easter Seals. Medication disposal pouches can also be picked up at any Goodwill location in Montgomery County. Generation Rx trainings are open to the public and can be scheduled by request. 

For more information please contact the following: 

Dawn Cooksey, Director of Behavioral Health Services
Address: 660 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone:  937 528-6310 (office) 

Gail Dafler, Prevention Coordinator
Address: 660 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-684-0316

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Strengthening Families
A family skills training program designed to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for behavioral, emotional, academic, and social problems in children 3-16 years old. Conducted with parents from Head Start, Children’s Services, Court of Common Pleas, and Juvenile Court Probation.

For more information  please contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.


Suicide Prevention
Samaritan Behavioral Health provides a multi-faceted prevention program focused on raising awareness of suicide resources throughout the community. They also provide the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS) at Stivers School for the Arts designed for middle and high school students and utilizes a brief screening for depression. Suicide prevention resources and trainings are open to the public and available by request.

South Community, in partnership with Montgomery County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Service Board, offers several programs to further the prevention of mental health concerns and addiction in the youth of our community. Initiatives implemented into the school setting aim to increase children’s academic success and reduce high-risk problematic behaviors.”

For more information contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.

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Suicide Prevention Toolkit