Montgomery County ADAMHS offers a variety of prevention services and community educational resources for schools.    

We support the following school services:

School Services

Botvins LifeSkills Training
Botvins LifeSkills Training is a school-based program that aims to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. The program is currently conducted with students at EJ Brown.

Contact Information:  

Eastway Behavioral Healthcare 
Cybil Saum- Johnson 
Phone: (937) 369-2535 

Goodwill-Easter Seals Miami Valley
Dawn Cooksey 
Phone: (937) 461-4800 

UMADAOP of Dayton 
Dr. Marketa Robinson 
Phone: (937) 276-2176
PAX Good Behavior Game
PAX teaches students self-regulation, self-control, and self-management. A form of classroom management implemented directly by classroom teachers, this program has longitudinal studies indicating that it is currently the prevention program with the greatest return on investment of any prevention program to date. 

For more information, please contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.
PECE PACT program is designed to reduce existing conduct problems and to strengthen the protective factors that help to prevent the development of conduct disorder problems among young high-risk children. It is provided to children in Head Start classrooms to develop their skills in empathy, impulse control, and anger management and provides parent training focusing on positive parent/child interactions and effective discipline.

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.
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 

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

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SBIRT in Schools
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a best practice model being integrated into local school districts in the Miami Valley including Mad River, Miamisburg, Trotwood, Vandalia-Butler, West Carrolton and Stivers School for the Arts. 

This program integrates SBIRT as part of grades 6-12 vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings. All students are screened for high risk behaviors, provide prevention messages to those identified at risk, and creates an immediate path to treatment for those in need.

For more information, please contact us at (937) 443-0416 x121.
Schools of Excellence in prevention  
Students spend five to six hours a day in school making it the optimal place to promote healthy behaviors and student resilience. The mission of Schools of Excellence in Prevention (SEP) is to assist schools with implementing best-practice prevention services and strategies to create healthy, drug-free environments that promote optimal mental health for students, parents, teachers, and staff in the school community.  Schools who participate in the SEP program will be able to earn money for their school while implementing quality, research-based prevention programming. 
Second Step
Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step’s holistic approach helps create a more empathetic society by providing education professionals, families, and the larger community with tools to enable them to take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today’s children.

To learn more about the program, or to participate, please call 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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